Devonshire Homes approved to build 112 new homes in Cullompton
Devonshire Homes has received planning approval from Mid Devon District Council to build 112 new homes at the former Cummings Nursery site, near Honiton Road in Cullompton. The development will comprise a range of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom properties, including a provision for affordable housing.
Steve Russell, managing director at Devonshire Homes, commented: “We welcome this decision and look forward to starting work on this long-neglected site. Mid Devon badly needs quality new homes, and we are committed to helping to meet the demand for a balanced mix of housing. The council’s housing strategy calls for 390 new dwellings per year, so we are pleased to be doing our part in alleviating housing pressures in Cullompton as we have done across Devon.”
Cummings Nursery is the fifth residential project delivered in Mid Devon by Devonshire Homes in recent years. The developer has a presence in Tiverton through its Gilbert Scott Way, Gingko Court and Old Mill Court developments, and in Bampton at its Meadow View site.
Devonshire Homes has also applied to build 97 houses and shops at the Mid-Devon Business Park in the village of Willand, while the third phase of the Gilbert Scott Way development will add a further 22 homes.
The Cullompton development, which will be titled Rivel's Green, is scheduled to start work in 2015, starting with the demolition of the derelict greenhouses currently on site.
Mr Russell added: “In line with the priorities of the Mid Devon Local Plan, this development will use previously developed and now derelict land without having to turn to green field sites. We are also making a significant contribution to local funding for education, community, air quality and public open spaces.”