Budleigh Salterton and its expensive homes

A comment just received: about the lack of affordable housing in Budleigh Salterton- one of the ten most expensive seaside towns in England:

“Funny you should say this. The developer- Badger Homes- of the Deepways site in Budleigh Salterton with outline planning approval has applied to reduce the approved 50% affordable homes to 30%.

The original Design and Access statement says:

“the landowner is a retired doctor who would like to see housing for local people”……………………………………… “the landowner found a developer with the experience and the FUNDING to achieve such a project”.”

Yeah, right.

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One thought on “Budleigh Salterton and its expensive homes

  1. I am a great believer in the concept that “a deal is a deal”. Especially when it is a well understood concept that it is the private sector (i.e. developers) who take the risks in order to reap the rewards.

    This project was viable with 50% affordable housing when they made their planning application. So, EDDC should let the developer own the risk as they should, and refuse to reduce the level of affordable housing (and refuse to allow the develop to increase their profits at the expense of the community).

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