Monday 11th october 2021

Planning application for new Cullompton development approved

Taylor Wimpey Exeter will be creating a new community in Cullompton called Culm Valley Park, which will comprise 105 homes, as well as a new nature trail park for the community, with around 40% of the total site offering open space to the people of Cullompton. 

Artist's impression of what Culm Valley Park might look like

Going green

Sustainability is a key priority for Taylor Wimpey, and Culm Valley Park will include measures such as provision for electric vehicle charging points to each house, an increase in biodiversity through new plant species, bird boxes, new allotments, and a reduction in flood risk downstream of the site.

Through contributions agreed as part of the outline permission, Taylor Wimpey will also pledge approximately £646,000 towards improving schools in Cullompton, as well as a £40,000 contribution to Mid Devon District Council to improve air quality in the town.

Artist's impression of what Culm Valley Park might look like

The development received outline planning permission in September 2020 following a public consultation event in December 2018. The approved reserved matters application confirms details such as the layout, landscaping and appearance of the new homes.

Richard Harrison, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “We are very excited about having our reserved matters planning application approved for Culm Valley Park, and we would like to thank all those who helped to make it happen.

“Our development will deliver a range of housing to meet the local need, as well as new public open space with high quality play areas and a range of measures designed to enhance biodiversity in the area.

“We are confident that our proposal will bring a lasting positive impact to Cullompton and we look forward to starting work on site in the coming months.”