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Clinton Devon Estates launches Plumb Park consultation

People in Exmouth are being invited to help shape a new 350 home community on the edge of Littleham which promises to provide vital affordable housing for the town as well as important public open space.

The Plumb Park consultation, which is being run by landowner Clinton Devon Estates, is launched this week (December 15th). The consultation will provide an opportunity for local people and community groups to give feedback on the initial concept designs and also to submit their views on how money released from the proposed development could be invested in new facilities or improving existing ones.

The Plumb Park site, which is currently being used for agriculture, has been identified as suitable for housing development and is currently under consultation in the East Devon District Council’s Local Development Framework for the allocation of 190 homes.

Clinton Devon Estates believes that by increasing that number to 350 homes, they will be able to build a community with up to 140 affordable homes, public open space and woodland. They also say that, as a local rural business with strong links with Exmouth, they will be re-investing virtually all the money generated back into the local community and local infrastructure, providing both short and longer term employment opportunities.

Estates Director John Varley said: “The Plumb Park proposal provides a once in a generation opportunity for creating a community and not just another tightly packed housing estate. It is an ideal location in terms of proximity to the town centre, Liverton Business Park and public transport hubs which means that people can live near their place of work and walk or cycle into town. We will also be able to provide a large area of public open space on and around the iconic Donkey Hill for people to enjoy.”

Mr Varley has urged people to get involved in the consultation as soon as possible: “We really need people to think about what they need from their community in the future and, most importantly, what their children and grandchildren will need. Housing in East Devon is in short supply and the problem will only get worse. If we can work with the local community to put our ideas and our resources together, we can achieve something really special and something we can all be proud of.”

People can submit their ideas via www.plumbparkconsultation.com

Households in the immediate area will be receiving a newsletter through the post and details of community meetings and social media updates will be published soon.

Clinton Devon Estates will shortly lodge a scoping opinion with East Devon District Council to determine what information should be included within an Environmental Statement should a planning application be submitted in future.

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About Clinton Devon Estates

Clinton Devon Estates is involved in farming, sustainable forestry and timber products, deer management and residential property. It has a portfolio of commercial property across the South West and provides one of the region’s best equipped equestrian event venues at Bicton. It also owns commons at Woodbury which form the major part of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

Clinton Devon Estates has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Sustainable Development in 2005 and again in 2010, reflecting its commitment to conservation management through Countryside Stewardship Schemes and privately funded Estate led environmental initiatives.

The East Devon Pebblebed Heaths are managed by the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust, a charity set up by Clinton Devon Estates to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the Pebblebed Heaths and the Otter Estuary for the benefit of future generations.

The East Devon Pebblebed Heaths are located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and have both UK and European designations, including a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

For more information please visit www.clintondevon.com

 
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