New plans for exemplar homes and allotments are unveiled

New plans have been unveiled which feature the majority of Greenway Lane's allotments retained at the heart of an exemplar, sustainable development of mixed affordable and open market housing in Budleigh Salterton.

New plans for exemplar homes and allotments are unveiled


New plans have been unveiled which feature the majority of Greenway Lane's allotments retained at the heart of an exemplar, sustainable development of mixed affordable and open market housing in Budleigh Salterton.

The new homes will front onto open green spaces and allotments, with new and existing hedgerows and tree-lined streets providing a landscaped setting.

Clinton Devon Estates and architects Lacey Hickie Caley have based their designs on feedback gathered from local people, councillors and planners following an open day in March this year at the Public Hall where five concepts were presented for discussion.

The new designs, which form an outline planning application, propose up to 50 sustainable new homes and have been developed from concept 2, the most preferred option of over 110 people who gave their feedback as part of a consultation exercise. It is anticipated that 40% of the new homes will be designated as high quality affordable homes for local families and will be managed by Devon-based Housing Association, Cornerstone.

The key features of the plans are:

  • Green and sustainable housing of varying size and type, including affordable housing. (The design of all aspects of the scheme will exceed Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 through careful planning, efficient and good-quality design and materials.)
  • The retention of more than half of the allotments in their current location with replacement and additional high-quality allotments being created to the north.
  • Provision of an average of two private parking spaces per dwelling to ensure that the development is parking neutral in terms of resident parking.
  • Provision a number of community parking spaces along the access drive to ease the existing parking situation along Greenway Lane.
  • Proposed new homes along the street frontage featuring a "gateway" into the site allowing green views over the allotments.

Leigh Rix, Head of Property and Land at Clinton Devon Estates said: "The valuable feedback we have received from the community and from allotment gardeners has played a very important part in influencing this layout. We have listened to what people had to say and in response we have retained in situ as many of the allotments as possible. We will also be creating new and additional high quality allotments on land to the north of the existing site which will hopefully help to ease the long waiting list and provide raised beds for those who need them.

Mr Rix added: "Most importantly, we hope this scheme will provide much needed affordable housing for some of the young local families we have heard from who are struggling to find a home in the town they were brought up."

An outline planning application to secure the principal of the access point on Greenway Lane and the mix of housing and allotments has been submitted to East Devon planners for consideration. An illustrative plan will be available to view in the Public Hall on Friday June 10th between 2 - 5pm and thereafter on display in the information boards on the exterior wall of the Public Hall. They will also be available to view on


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About Clinton Devon Estates

Clinton Devon Estates is involved in farming, sustainable forestry and timber products, deer management and residential property. It has a portfolio of commercial property across the South West and provides one of the region's best equipped equestrian event venues at Bicton. It also owns commons at Woodbury which form the major part of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

Clinton Devon Estates has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of Sustainable Development in 2005 and again in 2010, reflecting its commitment to conservation management through Countryside Stewardship Schemes and privately funded Estate led environmental initiatives.

The East Devon Pebblebed Heaths are managed by the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust, a charity set up by Clinton Devon Estates to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the Pebblebed Heaths and the Otter Estuary for the benefit of future generations.

The East Devon Pebblebed Heaths are located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and have both UK and European designations, including a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

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