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Chard Regeneration Scheme Project Board


The Chard Regeneration Scheme is a multi-million pound project in progress to regenerate Chard's town centre. The scope includes town centre development, the Chard key site (eastern development area) and improvements to traffic flow.

Hundreds of local people have been helping shape the vision for the town.  Their comments have been analysed by LDA Design who have been coordinating the project.  The result is a series of  linked plans for sustainable growth in Chard which have now been published.

The plans include:

  • Town Centre - over three acres of the town centre is earmarked for redevelopment, centred on Boden Mill.  Use includes retail, business and car parking.
  • Chard Eastern Development Area (CEDA).  This is a longer term plan, which includes over 2,700 houses as well as employment land, a new primary school and neighbourhood centres.
  • Transport plan to improve traffic flow and encourage HGV traffic away from the town centre.

For more information see South Somerset District Council’s website.

Contact information

Andrew Gillespie
South Somerset District Council

Council contact information

Alison Bell


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