Award winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson has completed on the purchase of a new parcel of land at Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton. Crest currently have a live planning application pending on the site, with construction targeted to commence in 2024, with the potential to deliver more than 300 private and affordable homes.


Norton Rise, is located to the southwest of Norton Fitzwarren, a village settlement in Somerset, England. The site benefits from excellent transport links across the South West, located less than 2 miles from Taunton train station, as well as being close to the town centre with great links to the M5. Several schools are located close by alongside local shops and useful amenities.


As part of the build, Crest Nicholson will complete the construction of Great Western Way on the southern edge of Norton Rise, which will provide strong connections for the site and village, taking pressure off the B3227 between Taunton and Wiveliscombe.


Mark Foyle, Managing Director of Crest Nicholson South West, commented: “As we continue our commitment to build communities in the South West, we are pleased to have competed the purchase of what will be our Norton Rise development. Our experience of building strong communities at our developments can been seen across the South West. Norton Rise is well connected, with excellent nearby transport links, local schools and sports facilities that rival other villages.”


“We look forward to progressing planning work on the site and to bring more than 300 quality new homes to people of Somerset over the next couple of years.”


Crest Nicholson is focusing on growth in the South West and is committed to the Somerset area, currently building Grange Meadows in Cannington, Bridgwater, with three, four and five bedroom houses on sale, starting from £265,000.