Proposed Development

Culm Valley Park

Cullompton, EX15 1UD

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Cullompton

We are preparing a reserved matters planning application for a development of 105 new homes and community facilities in Cullompton, on land adjacent south of Cullompton Rugby Club and North of Colebrooke Lane. A reserved matters application deals with the finer details of the development, such as the mix, layout and design of the homes.
Some images are used for illustrative purposes only and include optional upgrades at additional cost. Development managed by Taylor Wimpey Exeter.

About our proposals

Culm Valley Park Masterplan

We want to create a thriving new community in Cullompton. Our plans for Culm Valley Park are in line with the approved outline planning consent granted by Cullompton Town Council and Mid Devon District Council in September 2020.
Culm Valley Park is allocated for residential development in Cullompton Town Council and Mid Devon District Council’s Neighbourhood Plan and our proposals meet the objectives that the plan sets out. The development will provide a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed homes high quality homes, 28% of which will be affordable housing, and each of the homes will have a dedicated parking space and garden.

We will also plant 149 new trees and 711 meters of new, species rich hedgero, 100 bat & boxes built in to the fabric of the new homes, 600m2 of new allotments available to members of the public as well as new occupiers on the development, picnic benches and a play area, as well as landscaped open space for the benefit if existing and future residents.

Street scenes

The appearance of the new homes will be reflective of the local area and we’ll use locally sourced materials to ensure the development is in keeping with exisitng houses nearby.
The proposed development will create housing choice and new amenity spaces for the existing and new community, whilst improving public access across the site and to the wider pedestrian network. The layout is founded on the best practice in urban design, community integration and sustainable development, with strong links to the wider area. It aims to create a development for the 21st Century, whilst reflecting the desirable elements of the local vernacular. New nativer vegetation including native hedgerow will be planted on the boundaires of the new site to aid in filtering views and integrating the new dwellings into their setting. The new native vegetation will also respect the visual amneities and setting of the nearby buildings.

Homes proposed

Our proposals include 105 new homes with a mix of of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed designs.
The homes will all be two storey, with a mix of detached, semi detached and terraced designs.

Our proposals for Culm Valley Park

Connectivity

We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community and we have carefully considered this as we have developed our proposals.
In response to feedback from local residents and Cullompton Town Council, Taylor Wimpey has agreed that construction access during any building works will be taken from Colebrooke Lane. This will only be temporary until the scheme’s construction has been completed.

A new Nature Trail park will be created to the south-western part of the site, incorporating natural play areas and ecological enhancements. The existing Siskin Chase play area will be extended within the site, to make this a more meaningful area for new and existing residents.

In accordance with condition 5 of the outline planning permission, all construction traffic will be taken via Colebrooke Lane. Upon completion of the development, this will be provided as a cycle and pedestrian link.

Drainage

We have prepared a flood risk assessment and surface water drainage strategy to ensure that an appropriate drainage strategy is put in place.
Sustainable Drainage Systems are incorporated into the strategy in order to retain tun-off water on site and allow it to be held temporarily in the basins before being released slowly into the existing watercourses.

This basin will be sown with a wildflower / grass mix which is tolerant of periodic wet conditions and planted with appropriate wetland species for the benefits of local wildlife as well as to create visual interest.
 

Ecology

Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. We have carried out a number of ecological surveys to identify any ecological constraints on the site.
Ecological enhancements will include planting of native shrubs and tree copses, overseeding some areas with wildflower mixes suitable for seasonally wet soils, provision of wetland scrape habitats alongside the existing watercourse in the south of the site. New native vegetation will provide opportunists for wildlife and enhance the biodiversity of the site. Planting within the park will be informed by the ecological strategy to provide high quality wildlife habitat together with an amenity benefit. 149 new trees and 711 meters of new, species rich hedgerow will be planted on site and 100 bat & boxes will be built in to the fabric of the new homes.

Heritage

Recognising the heritage of our developments is very important to us. 
A high proportion of the existing vegetation including mature trees and hedgerows will be retained and incorporated within the Site layout. In addition, existing vegetation will be managed to promote good health and longevity. 

Where existing vegetation is lost in order to create a cohesive layout and the proposed access, there will be many opportunities for new tree, shrub and hedgerow planting as part of the development to provide compensation.

Previous consultations and feedback

We value comments from local people and listen to all feedback we receive so that we can deliver new communities where people want to live.
As part of the process of securing outline planning permission for Culm Valley Park we engaged with the local community, Cullompton Town Council and Mid Devon District Council, and key stakeholders. We would like to thank everyone who gave us their feedback during the consultation period for our reserved matters planning application has now been submitted to Cullompton Town Council and Mid Devon District Council.

Previous planning applications

We received outline planning permission for Culm Valley Park from Cullompton Town Council and Mid Devon District Council in September 2020.
The outline planning permission establishes the principle of development. We have now submitted a reserved matters planning application which deals with the finer details of the development, such as the mix, layout and design of the homes.

Our approach at Culm Valley Park

Economic benefits

We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community.
If our reserved matters planning application is approved we will make a financial contribution to Cullompton Town Council and Mid Devon District Council which will be used to improve local infrastructure and facilities. While the council will decide how our contribution is spent, it could go towards improving local roads, supporting delivery of new sporting facilities, expanding existing healthcare centres or developing educational facilities. In accordance with condition 5 of the outline planning permission, all construction traffic will be taken via Colebrooke Lane. Upon completion of the development, this will be provided as a cycle and pedestrian link.

Open space

Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to beautiful green open spaces is a key consideration
Our plans for Culm Valley Park will include a large, landscaped open space for the benefit if existing and future residents. New recreational paths will be provided around the new homes and through the public open space, providing an informal recreational resource within the development. Providing links to the adjacent residential area as well as to Colebrooke Lane. A new park in the southern area of the site will be planted with native species to reflect the local landscape character, provide wildlife habitat and create a parkland feel within the space. A surfaced route will run through the park and seating will be provided at regular intervals.

Amenities and facilities

We aim to support the communities in which we build. One way in which we do this is by providing new facilities that local people will benefit from.
As part of our proposal for Culm Valley Park, we plan to deliver a range of new facilities to complement existing services within the wider community. A new natural play area with equipment for children will be created, so new residents can feel at home as soon as possible. It will include a trail of natural play equipment at regular intervals alongside a looped surfaced route. A range of equipment will provide recreational opportunities for children of all ages and exercise opportunities for adults with some trim trail equipment. 600m2 of new allotments, will be available to members of the public as well as new occupiers on the development.

Culm Valley Park Community benefits