Learn more about our proposals an exciting new community at the land off Northcote Road, Honiton.
Outline planning permission for circa 115 new homes has been agreed following a planning committee meeting in September 2023. The outline application is subject to approval of the S106 Agreement with East Devon District Council.
Our proposals include a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom properties. To support the council’s ambition for more affordable housing, 25% will be affordable homes. This development will provide an excellent choice for all buyers, from working professionals and young couples taking their first step on the housing ladder, to growing families or downsizers.
Our plans for the site will deliver a high-quality scheme and will provide much-needed new homes in Honiton.
Proposals at a glance
- Circa 115 new homes, including 25% affordable
- An attractive scheme that offers new homes structured around a network of new open green space
- Significant enhancements to local wildlife and greenery through new planting and habitats
- A boost for local walkers and cyclists through new dedicated routes
- Protection of existing Otter Valley Residential Park through new mature planting and screening
The site is mostly undeveloped farmland and is split into two distinct areas, separated by Tunnel Lane which runs east to west. The only development of any kind on the site currently is a farmyard with various buildings and a farmhouse. To the north and west of the site lies the Otter Valley Residential Park as well as homes closer to the centre of Honiton. The railway line runs south of the site and to the east is a stream along with trees and hedges that provide a clear and defined boundary both to the site and the wider countryside.
Honiton town centre with all of its amenities like shops, cafes and bars is a 15 walk away , while the town’s railway station brings with it easy access to nearby Exeter as well as other destinations.Transport Transport
As existing residents will be aware, Northcote Road is a narrow road and is the only way to get to the site. To facilitate the proposed development and improve access to the Otter Valley Residential Park, we will widen the road to 5.5 metres. As can be seen on the masterplan below, access to the site itself will be off Tunnel Lane. Tunnel Lane will be kept in its current form for pedestrians and cyclists as we feel this lane has an existing character that should be retained and enhanced for walkers and cyclists. We fully understand that vehicles should retain the ability to use Tunnel Lane in its entirety and so we will create a short diversion through our scheme to allow for vehicles.Environment Environment Nearby, accessible green space for communities is important to us. This site presents a fantastic opportunity to provide a real boost to local wildlife and ecology through new habitats and the planting of trees and hedgerows. We will keep the eastern part of the site as open space and we propose further planting along this edge of the site to soften the new development into the landscape. This will ensure that the visual impact of the development on the nearby AONBs is kept to a minimum. As the site neighbours the Otter Valley Residential Park, we are proposing mature planting along the site boundary here to protect the amenity and prevent overlooking or loss of privacy to existing residents of the park. Community Community
We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them homes . We regularly invest in the areas we build through local improvements and good causes across our sites.
On Monday, 28th November 2022, a very well-attended public consultation was held in the Beehive in Honiton to address questions and hear from the project team.
Our team has also presented to Honiton Town Council Otter Valley Park and members of the Blackdown Hills AONB group.