Learn more about what we’re planning at Mountbatten View in Honiton
We are proposing 21 new homes with public open space on Land at Ottery Moor Lane in Honiton, adjacent to our existing development at Mountbatten Mews. We are currently engaging with East Devon District Council through the pre-application advice process and are hoping to submit a planning application later in the autumn.
The application will be for outline planning permission and, while this means the detailed design is not established, we have designed an indicative site layout that shows how the site could accommodate the proposed new homes.
We have included some documents below with more information about the proposals. There is also an opportunity for you to leave feedback on the proposals; we encourage you to do this and look forward to receiving your comments.
Our proposals for Mountbatten View
As the application we are preparing to submit is for outline planning permission, this layout is indicative and not a finalised design.
Draft Local Plan - Honi_10
The site is a ‘preferred allocation’ in the emerging Draft Local Plan meaning it has been scored favourably to be allocated for housing by the Council’s Strategic Planning Committee.
Owned by Taylor Wimpey, the developer of the adjoining Mountbatten Mews development, the site is available now and deliverable in the short term. The site is well placed to assist with the current shortfall in housing delivery within the district.
This site forms a narrow strip of Greenfield land on the northern side of Honiton, south of the A30. The site is well screened but lies close to the A30 and vehicle noise impacts could impact in development capacity. Its narrow form is a further constraint but in other respects the site appears well placed for development including in respect of proximity to services and facilities in Honiton.
Local plan - site context
- The site is adjacent to the built up area boundary (BUAB) of the town on two sides.
- The site adjoins allocated sites E321, E164 and ES22 (Strategy 23, up to 150 new homes).
- Overall, we believe this site represents a logical location to deliver housing within Honiton, given its position close to the existing settlement boundary.
The above image demonstrates that all back garden areas now sit within the acceptable green and yellow decibel levels of below 60dB(A). All noise impacts can be mitigated to acceptable levels by:
- Orientation of dwellings to ensure amenity space shielded
- Internal layout
- Double glazing
- Mechanical ventilation
Access and Transport
An ‘ahead only’ junction is proposed to avoid traffic using Ottery Moor Lane to access the development. Access to existing properties on Ottery Moor Lane will be unchanged.
The site benefits from strong active travel connections (for walking, cycling etc).
Traffic from the development will not have a noticeable impact on the road network.
A Travel Plan has been prepared and will be submitted with the planning application.
The following phase 2 Surveys are underway and will be completed prior to an application being submitted:
- Invasive plants
All ecological impacts are mitigable and biodiversity net gain can be achieved.
The proposed development will read as part of the existing built form of the town given its proximity to existing development.
Hedgerow enhancements are proposed to maximise screening and a planting scheme will be produced as part of the detailed design (a consideration for a later application).