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Culm Valley Park

Siskin Chase - Cullompton - Devon - EX15 1UD

Taylor Wimpey is preparing plans for a new residential development of up to 105 homes on land adjacent south of Cullompton Rugby Club and North of Colebrooke Lane.

  • Overview

    Culm Valley Park

    Taylor Wimpey is preparing plans for a new residential development of up to 105 homes on land adjacent south of Cullompton Rugby Club and North of Colebrooke Lane.

    We recently invited comments on the design proposals from the nearest homes to the site, with letters being sent to c. 270 of the nearest homes, as well as notifications being issued to Cullompton Town Council and Mid Devon District Council. This latest consultation is seeking views on the design and layout of the proposals. A summary of the comments received and how we have responded to them will be presented in the Planning Statement accompanying the Reserved Matters planning application which will be submitted to Mid Devon District Council.

    While this consultation has now closed, we would still be pleased to hear any views on the proposals. Please provide any feedback, positive or negative, by emailing us on [email protected].

    Taylor Wimpey have now submitted our Reserved Matters application (ref 21/00072/MARM) for 105 homes at our forthcoming Culm Valley Park site off Siskin Chase in Cullompton, with the application currently being considered by Mid Devon District Council.

    This follows on from the outline consent which was granted last year. The vehicular, pedestrian and construction points of access were all set as part of the outline permission. This application focuses on the detailed designs of the homes to be provided.

    The scheme includes 40% open space, 30 new affordable homes, provision of 149 new trees and 711 meters of new hedges, 100 bat & bird boxes, new allotments, picnic benches and 8 pieces of play equipment, as well a total Section 106 financial contribution package equating to £691,960.

    A link to the application is below:

  • About the site

    About the site

    The proposed development site covers an area of 12.1 acres and is currently in agricultural use. It lies between Cullompton Rugby Club to the north and Colebrooke Lane to the south. Cullompton High Street is less than 1 mile away. 

    Junction 28 of the M5 is to the north east of the site, providing fast links by road to Taunton and Bristol, while Exeter Road to the south allows links to the county town of Exeter. 

    Cullompton itself is a thriving market town, with local facilities including shops, supermarkets, cafes.

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  • What's proposed

    What’s proposed

    The outline planning permission fixed the number of dwellings to be provided (105) as well as the means of access.  Detailed matters relating to the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the proposed development are now being sought through this reserved matters planning application.

    As established by the outline planning permission, the permanent vehicle access will be from Siskin Chase, with further pedestrian links to Siskin Chase and Colebrooke Lane. 

    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.

    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.

    The scheme showing a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed homes, with 30 affordable (28%) and 75 available for market sale. 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.

    A total of 231 parking spaces are to be provided for the residents on the new development, with an additional 16 spaces for visitors. This accords with the Cullompton Neighbourhood Plan requirement and will ensure adequate parking provision throughout the scheme. All homes will benefit from the provision of electrical vehicle charging points, as well as superfast broadband.

    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.

    Landscape Strategy Plan - Cullompton Culm Valley Park Street Scenes

    Culm Valley Park Development Layout updated
  • Community

    Community benefits

    As part of the planning permission for the site, Taylor Wimpey signed a Section 106 Agreement, which details the contributions they will make as part of the development. These include:

    • Affordable Housing, split in terms of tenure between 75% Affordable Rent (which is a rent at no more than 80% of the market rent for the area) 25% as Shared Ownership dwellings.
    • Landscaped open space for the benefit if existing and future residents
    • Allotments – 600m2 of new allotments, available to members of the public as well as new occupiers on the development
    • C. £23,250 for Early Years Education
    • C. £317,409 for Primary School Education
    • C. £305,798 for Secondary School Education
    • £40,169 as an Air Quality contribution, to minimise road traffic emissions in Cullompton.
    • A monitor fee of £5,333 to Mid-Devon District Council.
    • Cabling for the provision of Eclectic Vehicle Charging Points for all homes.
    • 149 new trees to be planted as part of the scheme.
    • 711 meters of new, species rich hedgerow to be planted on site.
    • 100 bat & boxes built in to the fabric of the new homes.
    • Picnic area and 8 piece of play / exercise equipment provided.
  • Updates

    News and updates

    • Outline planning permission granted in September 2020.
    • Pre-application consultation with Mid Devon, Cullompton Town Council and Statutory Consultees – ongoing.
    • Local resident comments and feedback invited by Friday 11th December 2020.
    • Formal submission of the reserved matters application to Mid Devon – Dec 2020/Jan 2021.
    • Mid Devon will undertake a statutory consultation process once the application has been submitted – Jan 2021.
    • If planning permission is granted by Mid Devon by mid-2021, development could commence on site by end 2021.