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Quality new housing scheme and substantial investment in Paignton given seal of approval

14 March 2023

A quality new housing scheme in Paignton has been given the seal of approval by local councillors.

Last night, Torbay Council’s planning committee supported our plans to build 373 new homes in a sustainable location for local first-time buyers and families.

The proposed scheme at Inglewood, which also received officer recommendation for approval, will provide a range of high-quality energy efficient homes supported by low carbon technology including air source heat pumps, electric vehicle charging points and solar panels.

The site will deliver the largest social housing contribution the local community has seen in recent years, with 112 new homes transferred to a local housing association partner – 75 per cent of which will be available for social rent for local people.

We will also contribute in excess of £2 million towards boosting the local economy, upgrading local services and facilities, plus a fully serviced 3.63 acre site for a new two-form entry primary school in the area which will be donated to Torbay Council.

Commenting on the planning committee’s approval, Persimmon Cornwall and West Devon managing director, Adam Church said:

“We’re delighted our exciting plans at Inglewood in Paignton have received the seal of approval from local councillors on the planning committee at Torbay.

“The scheme will provide a range of much-needed quality new homes designed for local people, especially young families and first-time buyers, and the largest social housing contribution the local area has seen in years.

“As part of the plans for Inglewood, we have already made significant investments in the local infrastructure, while we’ll also donate to the local authority a fully serviced site for a new two-form entry primary school in the area.

“Alongside this vast contribution, Persimmon will also deliver over £2 million to boost the local economy, upgrade local services and facilities for the benefit of local residents and businesses.

“Persimmon is proud of the transformational benefits this scheme will deliver for the local community, and I would like to thank my team, partners and key stakeholders at the Council who’ve worked tirelessly to deliver a quality scheme for local people.”

The development will also include fully-equipped play areas and wide community access to the countryside surrounding Inglewood. We will also provide a community orchard and 1.4 acres of allotments for use by local residents.

We have already undertaken significant ecological mitigation works, planting 23,500 new trees and hedges to assist the ecology of the area and reduce its carbon footprint.

The scheme will also support active travel through the provision of a new pedestrian / cycleway connection from the most southerly extent of the site to the existing urban extension to the north.

The funding contributions of over £2 million in the local area includes:

  • £500,000 to Torbay Council to assist with the creation of local jobs in the Bay
  • £45,000 to Life Long Learning in the Bay
  • £725,000 to supplement Stagecoach bus services in the Inglewood vicinity
  • £222,000 to Torbay Council to supplement walking and cycling routes
  • £148,000 to extend the Compass House Medical Centre in Galmpton
  • £289,000 to assist with the provision of a new local health and wellbeing centre
  • A new sports pitch and multi-use games area for the local community
  • £73,000 to Torbay Council to improve sports facilities in the local area
  • £50k voluntary contribution for off-site tree replacement

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