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Hundreds visit Plumb Park Consultation Open Day

Hundreds visit Plumb Park exhibition

Around 250 people visited a public exhibition at the Bidmead Centre in Littleham, Exmouth to give their feedback and ideas on Clinton Devon Estates’ proposal for a new 350 home community at Plumb Park.

A master plan, produced by the Exeter-based architects LHC, was on display, showing the proposed layout of homes alongside new public open space, woodlands, a community orchard, cycle routes and footpaths linking the development with the town centre, sea front and bus routes.  

There were also information panels explaining the vision for Plumb Park; how it will help to meet the need for affordable homes in the town, how it will compliment The Avenues Design Statement and how it will release funds for investment in farming and community facilities. Background information was on show explaining why the site has been earmarked for development. 

John Varley, Estates Director at Clinton Devon Estates said: “The majority of people who visited our exhibition and quizzed our architects and planning consultants welcomed our plans for Plumb Park and told us that they were very impressed with the layout of the housing within the context of new public open space.”  

Mr Varley added: “The chief concern was around the potential increase in traffic and we were able to explain that our studies show that the traffic network could cope now and in the future but welcomed people’s views. We have also been participating since March this year in The Littleham Traffic Project which was established to investigate any existing traffic problems and potential solutions with council representatives, The Littleham Residents Association, Devon Cliffs Holiday Park and TARA (The Avenues Residents Association.) At the Open Day, we displayed the findings of the LTP’s work so far and this prompted many new ideas and suggestions that we will be putting forward to the group at the next meeting.”

John Baulch, Group Director at LHC Architecture said: “A public consultation, such as this one and the one that ran last year, ensures that our plans and designs take into consideration local knowledge and aspirations for future improvements to a neighbourhood. Our Plumb Park master plan has already evolved since last year, taking into account the detail contained in the Avenues Design Statement which is echoed in a dramatic design feature for the western edge of Plumb Park where we propose a landmark drive with villas on a wide tree-lined avenue, connecting to the Maer Valley by foot and cycle paths.”

 Residents have until December 20th 2012 to register their feedback as part of the Plumb Park consultation.

All the information panels which were on show at the Open Day are available on the Plumb Park consultation website , along with an online questionnaire

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