Planning consent awarded for new homes at Plumb Park, Exmouth

to include an allocation of affordable housing as well as new public open spaces, woodlands and a much improved natural environment

Planning consent awarded for new homes at Plumb Park, Exmouth

East Devon District Council's Development Management Committee has approved a planning application for a new 350 home extension to the community of Littleham in Exmouth to help meet a pressing need for new housing in East Devon over the next five years.

The proposals for Plumb Park were submitted by Clinton Devon Estates to include an allocation of affordable housing as well as new public open spaces, woodlands and a much improved natural environment. Plumb Park has been identified as a sustainable location for new homes because of its proximity to Exmouth town centre, to employment space and to existing residential areas.

Estates Director for Clinton Devon Estates, John Varley said: "We have long-established links with Exmouth and we are committed to making Plumb Park a lasting and positive legacy for future generations"

The planning approval was granted at the East Devon District Council Development Management Committee meeting on Tuesday 11th June 2013. 

But our power for good or evil in this world’s affairs in a countryside is enormous

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550