Plans for 182 new homes on the edge of Exeter have been put forward. The scheme, on behalf of Tilia Homes Western, would see the homes built on land at Aldens Farm in Alphington.
Owl was always under the impression that the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP) was based on the premise that the city had run out of space.
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Outline planning permission for the scheme was granted back in 2021. Now, developers have put forward plans for the details of appearance, scale, layout and landscaping for the major new scheme – with 30 per cent of the homes being affordable.
The site is allocated for development in the large urban extension of ‘South West Exeter’ which is being built. A total of 500 homes could be built in the wider area.
The site adjoins existing residential development to the north and is bound by Shillingford Road to the west, Markham Lane to the south and Chudleigh Road to the east of the site. Beyond Chudleigh Road, Redrow Homes are currently building out their scheme within the allocation.
A statement with the planning application, submitted this week to Exeter City Council, says: “A mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes are proposed. The houses are two and two and a half storeys, and the apartment blocks are three storeys.
“The proposed layout has sought to establish a clear and simple hierarchy of streets. The layout incorporates the permitted vehicular access off Shillingford Road towards the west of the site, with a primary street running west‐east through the site and secondary streets then lead off the primary street.
“The proposed development will involve the retention of existing hedgerows and incorporates the principle area of public open space towards the north, which will include an attenuation basin and play area. Each house has its own garden which is of a size capable of supporting the needs of a family, being large enough for play, relaxation and the growing of food if required.”
The statement concludes: “The principle of the development of the site and means of access to the site are not therefore matters for determination having already been approved. It is only the detailed design of the proposals that fall to be considered at this stage, specifically the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping.
“The proposed development complies with the relevant policies of the Development Plan, and there are no other material considerations which point to a decision other than in accordance with the Development Plan.”
Exeter City Council planners will determine the fate of the application at a later date.