A house builder is putting the final touches to its plans to build almost 400 homes on a field outside Saltash.
Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes is looking to build 390 homes – 40 fewer than proposed in a previous planning application – on the site of Broadmoor Farm, Stoketon. The application for 430 homes was thrown out by Cornwall Council for the designs not being typical enough of those in the area – not Cornish enough. Read more about that here.
Outline planning permission is already in place for the overall development of up to 1,000 homes and related facilities.
David Matthews, land director for Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter, said the house builder had listened to environmental and design concerns from the community.
He said: “We have listened carefully to feedback from our previous application and as a result have made wholesale changes to improve the overall design, appearance and character of Treledan.
“We’re keen to hear from local people about these new proposals. We are very proud to be delivering much-needed, high quality new homes to the Cornish community along with environmental protections and enhancements, employment opportunities and substantial investment in education and the community.”
He added: “Treledan will offer a wide selection of homes to suit a range of people, from first-time buyers to growing families and people looking to downsize or retire.”
Mr Matthews said that environmental features have been increased under the new proposals, which now include a much larger range of cycle and pedestrian routes through the site in order to reduce car dependency, retaining more hedgerows and changing the orientation of the scheme to take full advantage of sunlight.
Electric car charging points are also planned along with improved gardens and more areas of public open space.
A farmstead-style area of stone-fronted houses with smaller terraced cottage-style homes will add a traditional feel to the development and help it to blend in with the adjoining historic buildings, the developer said. Affordable housing will also now be distributed more evenly across the development.
He said that the design and materials of the new homes had also been altered considerably to take inspiration directly from neighbouring historic buildings and to better reflect Cornish style and character, which was a point of concern in the last planning application.
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Mr Matthews added: “These proposals will contribute to the delivery of outstanding new homes, quality infrastructure, extensive open spaces and employment and community facilities in the area along with investment education and community services.”
Views and comments from the local community have been sought and will be reflected in new proposals now being finalised by Barratt David Wilson Homes. The new planning application is expected to be submitted to Cornwall Council in November 2020.