We speak out against 200 houses in fields next to Castle Cary Station

By Becky Collier
15th October 2021

Do you recognise this view? If you have ever caught the train to Glastonbury Festival you might recognise it. If you live in Somerset it will surely be familiar to you as you step off the train from London and breathe in the Somerset air again.

This is the field next to Castle Cary Railway Station and it is currently threatened by a proposed development of 200 houses. South Somerset District Council have refused the application but the developers have appealed.  There will be a public hearing from 9-12 November.

We oppose the development as do the local Town Council and we will be speaking up at the appeal. We are concerned about the landscape impact on Castle Cary and damage to the setting of the Victorian railway station. In our view, this development represents unacceptable urban sprawl outside the direction of growth of this market town.  Our President, Mariella Frostrup, has written a letter urging the Inspector to refuse this appeal, which will be read by CPRE Somerset Planner at the Inquiry.

Mariella Frostrup’s letter to Castle Cary planning inquiry

If you agree, please sign this petition which has been set up by one of our members