Award-winning southwest housebuilder, Baker Estates, has started its 60-home development in Chudleigh Knighton, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.
Councillor Chris Clarance, Chairman of Teignbridge District Council, joined Baker Estates’ Operations Director, Graham Hutton, to put a spade in the ground.
This exciting project will not only address the local demand for bungalows, family and smaller homes but also provide substantial benefits to the local community through a £1.7 million investment by Baker Estates into vital infrastructure projects via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Graham Hutton, Operations Director at Baker Estates, said: “This new Housing development will bring benefits to the community well beyond just the new homes themselves. As well as a wide mix of affordable and open market houses and bungalows, Baker Estates will also be paying a massive £1.7m of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to the council. This is specifically to provide the local infrastructure enhancements that the community demands.”
“Fifteen per cent of this figure goes directly to the parish council and is therefore targeted to bring benefits very locally. In all cases, the allocation of these funds will be directed by the local councils.”
“I am therefore delighted to have commenced the build at Turnpike Fields. With three self-build plots for sale and a wide range of homes available, we believe it will be an excellent fit for Chudleigh Knighton. I am equally excited to see the CIL money spent locally so that the village really feels the positive impact.”
Councillor Chris Clarance, Chairman of Teignbridge District Council, said: “I’m delighted to see the start of this residential development as it provides quality new affordable homes for local people, self-build opportunities and a wide range of bungalows for the open market which are always very well received.
“Baker Estates is also providing a substantial investment in local infrastructure via CIL payments which will benefit the wider community. The company has a history of delivering high-quality housing solutions all over the southwest, and the development in Chudleigh Knighton represents an exciting opportunity for residents and potential homebuyers alike.”
The development, to be called Turnpike Fields, will comprise of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes including houses, bungalows and its popular barn-style bungalows.
House hunters are being urged to register their interest in the development ahead of its show home launch in the new year.
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Pictured l-r: Graham Hutton, Operations Director of Baker Estates, Councillor Chris Clarance, Chairman of Teignbridge District Council