Overdevelopment or ‘sustainable affordable housing’?
Property developer Burrington Estates have a large project on the go near Clyst St Mary:
They have had to borrow a lot to make it happen:
And they were granted planning permission last month:
It’s been a long time coming – and this piece from 2020 shows it’s been dogged by controversy:
Clyst St Mary development:
An example of overdevelopment, playing the numbers game and developers seeming to benefit rather more than other players is on the outskirts of small rural community in East Devon:
It has now been passed by the District Council:
However, back in 2017, there were concerns about overdevelopment:
And this piece from the EDW site from October highlights the issues around overdevelopment by the developers and the use and abuse of numbers:
The East Devon Watch blog has been carrying regular pieces, including these from April this year:
In the meantime, the developer has been doing a bit of a PR blitz, promising ‘affordables’:
Eco-friendly affordable homes coming to East Devon to have solar panels and air source heat ‘as standard’, says developer
Burrington Estates recently secured planning permission to build 34 ‘sustainable’ new homes at Winslade Park, in Clyst St Mary, East Devon, including four affordable two and three-bedroom properties.
The developer said the new homes – including the affordable properties – will have air source heat pumps for hot water, underfloor heating, and solar panels ‘as standard’. Eco-friendly additions across the development include electric car charging points, bee bricks, bat boxes and bird boxes. And ten trees for each new home built will be planted in a bid to offset the development’s carbon footprint.