Baker Estates has secured full planning permission from South Hams District Council for two housing schemes in Dartington.
The residential developments, in the adopted Joint Local Plan, will now see 80 new homes delivered at Broom Park and a further 40 at Sawmills.
After a comprehensive programme of public consultation for over a year, the council voted to approve the award-winning southwest housebuilder’s reserved matters plans. (Wednesday 13 April).
Reflecting the identified local need, Baker Estates will now build a mix of homes including two, three, four and five bedroom homes including a number of bungalows. 30% of the homes will be affordable with two thirds of these for social rent.
A significant proportion of the land on both sites will remain undeveloped in order to provide enduring habitat for flora and fauna including greater horseshoe bats which are prevalent in the area. There will also be publicly accessible woodland walks in the extensive open spaces.
Graham Hutton, Development Director at Baker Estates, said: “We are delighted to have finally secured planning consent from South Hams District Council. This is great news as there is enormous demand for both affordable and market homes in Dartington. We look forward to getting on-site later this year and building these quality new homes. We will continue to engage with the community to deliver further first-class new developments in the south west.”