Detailed plans to regenerate Coal Orchard, one of Taunton’s prime riverside quarters, have been approved by Taunton Deane Borough Council. The plans were developed by the council with its project and development management partner, Mace Group.

Joint letting agents HRH Retail and PHD Property Advisory are marketing the scheme which will include 25,000ft of retail and leisure, 42 apartments and 42 parking spaces. It incorporates a riverfront plaza with a stepped terrace to make the most of its position on the River Tone.

The commercial element will feature five restaurants, five retail units, a gym and workspace, ranging in size from 155 to 5,000 sq ft.

A start on site is scheduled for early 2019 with completion in late spring 2020.