Proposed Development

Brook Vale

Dawlish , EX7 0EN

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Dawlish.

We are preparing a reserved matters planning application for a new residential development of up to 206 homes on land off Secmaton Lane, Dawlish. 

The site benefits from outline planning permission for 409 homes as well as a range of community facilities and open space. These proposals outline the finer details of the development, such as the mix, layout and design of the homes. 

It’s important to us that we listen to the views of local people as we develop our plans for the development. We are inviting the local community and other key stakeholders to comment on our proposals before we submit a reserved matters planning application to Teignbridge District Council.

Feedback can be left on this webpage by clicking the ‘Have your say’ button, or directly by email to: [email protected]. Comments should be received by Friday 18th February 2022.
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About our proposals

We want to create a thriving new community in Dawlish.
Our plans include a range of one to four-bedroom properties, of which 40 will be allocated as affordable housing. 

We will create new areas of public open space, including both equipped and informal children’s play areas, enhanced landscaping and planting to improve biodiversity.

The development will also include the first part of a new link road which will ultimately connect with Exeter Road, in accordance with the approved outline planning permission.

Siteplan location

The plan below shows the location of the development in relation to the wider area.

Homes proposed

Our proposals include up to 206 homes, comprising one to four-bedroom properties.
The majority of the houses will be two storeys high, with some two-and-a-half storey townhouses and a single three storey apartment building. There will be a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced designs, giving options for a wide range of buyers.

Street scenes

The appearance of the new homes will be reflective of the local area and we will use locally-sourced materials to ensure the development is in keeping with existing houses nearby.
The homes will be of a traditional style using a mix of red brick and white render, plus some weatherboarding on select homes, paired with grey slate and red/brown roof tiles as appropriate. The windows will be a mix of three different colours to give each house a more individual appearance.

Future phases

Part of the wider site is allocated for a neighbourhood shop, café, some offices and a care home, in accordance with the masterplan already approved in the outline planning process. These elements will be subject to separate planning applications in due course.

Our proposals features

Connectivity

We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community and we have carefully considered this in our proposals.
The proposed development has been designed with good connectivity in mind. A transport assessment was completed as part of the outline planning process, which confirms that the road networks surrounding the proposed development will have sufficient capacity to accommodate the traffic that will be generated.

Cycling and walking will be encouraged with a network of footpaths and cycleways running throughout the site, connecting the residential areas. This will provide easy access to the surrounding area and to existing public transport links. This is in accordance with Teignbridge District Council’s adopted Secmaton Lane Supplementary Development Plan document, as well as the outline planning permission for the site.

There are a wide range of public transport options close by and the main access road has been designed to accommodate future bus access. Dawlish railway station is under a mile from the development and the A380 is less than a 20-minute drive away.

Drainage

A flood risk assessment was prepared as part of the outline planning application for this development.
In line with the outline planning permission, a sustainable drainage system will ensure surface water run-off will collect in new landscaped ponds within the public open space, before discharging to the existing brook which crosses the southern part of the site. This system has been designed to allow for extreme flooding and climate change.

Ecology

Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. An ecological survey has been carried out and measures will be put in place to mitigate any impact on native wildlife and plants.
Our plans include significant opportunities to maintain and enhance the site for local wildlife, in order to encourage biodiversity by increasing the suitability of the site for locally occurring species. 

As part of these plans, we will be installing bird and bat boxes across the development; creating better ecological environments for existing fauna, including ‘hedgehog highways’; retaining established trees and vegetation wherever possible; and contributing new areas of landscaping.

Our approach features

Previous planning applications

The site received outline planning permission for 409 homes, as well as a range of community facilities and open space, from Teignbridge District Council in June 2020. We are now preparing a reserved matters planning application within the parameters set by this planning permission.
The outline planning permission establishes the principle of development, whilst the reserved matters planning application deals with the finer details of the development, such as the mix, layout and design of the homes.

Economic benefits

We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community.
The new development will provide affordable homes, custom-build plots, various significant financial contributions, biodiversity off-setting, employment land, retail land, care home land, public art, a new link road and public open space.

Open space

The development will provide a considerable area of public open space, mainly concentrated in the southern half of the site which will include a large equipped play area, with green links through the site and play areas within easy reach of all homes.

Amenities and facilities

Future reserved matters applications will likely include a centrally-located neighbourhood shop/café.

Community benefits features

Upcoming consultation activity

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.
On a scheme of this nature, more than one reserved matters application can be made to enable construction to proceed in the right order.

As such, Taylor Wimpey’s first reserved matters application will be for the details of the main access road off Secmaton Lane and the sustainable urban drainage system. It will shortly be followed by a reserved matters application for the design and layout of homes and open space.

As part of the process of the applications, we are engaging with the local community and inviting residents to give feedback on our proposals. By providing your feedback via our website, you can help influence the details of the final application before it is submitted to Teignbridge District Council.

Feedback can be left on this webpage by clicking the ‘Have your say’ button, or directly by email to: [email protected]. Comments should be received by Friday 18th February 2022.

Community

We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them home. That’s why we regularly donate time and money to local causes, and are passionate about investing in the areas we build. In 2020 we contributed £287 million to local communities via our planning obligations to provide local infrastructure around the country, including affordable homes, public transport and education facilities.

Sustainability

We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions, and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do.

News and Updates

We are currently inviting the community to give feedback on our proposals. By providing your feedback via our website, you can help influence the details of the final application before it is submitted to Teignbridge District Council.

Feedback can be left on this webpage by clicking the ‘Have your say’ button, or directly by email to: [email protected]. Comments should be received by Friday 18th February 2022.

Community features