Supporting the communities in which we build
We will put over £315,000 towards improving facilities for Tamerton Foliot residents as part of the planning agreements for our new Copleston Heights development.
Over £168,000 will go towards the provision of additional classrooms at Mary Dean’s Primary School, as well as over £95,000 towards the improvement of football pitches at Aylesbury Crescent and the Roborough Sports Ground. A £51,000 contribution will be made towards the refurbishment of play areas at Fraser Place and Bampflyde Way and Taylor Wimpey has also pledged £2,200 towards the preservation of the Tamar Estuary.
Work on the development, off Allern Lane, has already begun. Of the 64 homes, 32 will be affordable with an equal split between rented and shared ownership dwellings.
Richard Harrison, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “We are committed to building high-quality new homes and making sure that our developments are sustainable and positively contribute to local communities. Affordable housing, sustainable transport, local schools and social infrastructure are all among the areas that benefit from planning contributions, and we are proud to be providing these facilities as part of our Copleston Heights development.”
Landmark oak inspires local pupil's winning entry in Copleston Heights naming competition
As part of our commitment to involving the local community in our work, we invited pupils at Mary Dean's Primary School to suggest a name for our new development in Tamerton Foliot. The winner was 11-year-old Finley Court, who chose Copleston Heights after finding inspiration in the Copleston Oak, an historic tree close to St Mary’s Church. To thank him for coming up with such a creative name for the new development, Finley was presented with a goody bag and certificate.
Finley, who is now a Year 7 pupil at Eggbuckland Community College, said: “I’m really pleased to have won the competition to name the new development in Tamerton Foliot. I chose Copleston Heights because of the historic background of the Copleston Oak and the tree is one of the first things you see as you enter the village, and I’m really happy that Taylor Wimpey decided to go with it.”