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New plan for Howden Court
2:00pm Saturday 9th June 2012 in Devon
REVISED plans for a new 36-home development in Tiverton have been submitted to Mid Devon District Council.
The development at Howden Court would also include an associated access road and parking, while existing outbuildings next to Howden Court would be demolished.
The plans are a revised version of a proposal for 45 buildings considered by the council back in March and later deferred so more time could be spent discussing the project.
The new plans have been amended to address the council’s concerns.
The number of homes has been cut to 36 and the design of five courtyard dwellings has been altered after concerns that they would be too close to a listed building at Howden Court.
Three of the properties will be affordable rented homes and three will be first buy residential units.
Developer Heritage Developments South West will donate a commuted sum of £158,892 towards the delivery of affordable housing off-site and a contribution of £50 per home will be made toward the cost of recycling containers.
A section of footpath will be provided linking the development with Palmerston Park.
In a report to the council’s planning committee, Simon Trafford, Tiverton’s area planning officer, said: “The scheme will deliver a wide choice of quality homes and help res-pond to housing needs in Mid Devon on a site allocated for housing in the council’s adopted development plan.
“Your officers consider that the revisions provide a satisfactory response to the concerns raised by the committee.”
Planning officers have recommended that the project be approved subject to the completion of a section 106 agreement.
Work on the development must begin within three years.
The revised plans will be considered at a special meeting of the council’s planning committee next Wednesday, June 13.