Plumb Park ‘best site’

PUBLISHED: 16:05 18 February 2012

Plumb Park area

Plumb Park area

Archant

The director of landowner Clinton Devon Estates (CDE) says that 350 new homes in the Maer Valley, dubbed ’Plumb Park’, would be the best site for development in Exmouth and would benefit plant and animal life.

CDE want to build the homes in an area of just over 11 hectares or 27.5 acres, with approximately 31 homes per acre.

The development would be spread over several fields spreading out from behind the Pankhurst Close industrial estate.

A couple of 100 metres away from the industrial estate would be a Hill Top Park, adjacent to the current cycle path that leads to Jarvis Close.

The earmarked land is a green wedge that can be seen at this point.

However details of designs and landscaping are unknown because the plans are at their ‘strategic’ stage.

But CDE insists that the benefits include a park which will be available for use by the whole community, the potential regeneration of Pankhurst Industrial Estate and improved access to the countryside.

John Varley, estates director, said: “Littleham is without doubt the most sustainable location to meet the required housing for the town because it would future proof agricultural activities around Exmouth, and in particular the Maer Valley, helping to

protect the hinterland.”

He added it would lead to an increase in plant and animal life: “(The existing) maize fields do not encourage biodiversity where well planned housing, open space and green infrastructure could.”

2 comments

  • Exmouths charm has been here for years, not that many people appreciate it, this project would enhance Littleham and regenerate a community that is very slowly dying off. The area is in deperate need of some money being ploughed into it and with CDE at least we might have a chance of some of that being done.Give them a chance.

    Report this comment

    les_coates

    Monday, February 20, 2012

  • This will destroy the rural diversity that is so much of Exmouth's charm !

    Report this comment

    Carlo Marx

    Monday, February 20, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 14:42

‘Be alert, not alarmed’ is the message coming from police in the wake of the attack in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday)

Read more
Yesterday, 14:24

Behind the lens with Exmouth based photographer - Brian Frost.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:47

Landlords are being urged to come forward if they have family-sized properties that could be used to house vulnerable Syrian refugees.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Exmouth’s new M&S Foodhall is opening its doors to customers next week.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:41

An Exmouth fire crew was called out to free a child locked in a car in Budleigh Salterton yesterday.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:27

Devon and Somerset Trading Standards has warned businesses to be on the lookout for a tool sharpening scam.

Read more
Wed, 15:55

On this week in 1944.

Read more
Wed, 15:04

An Exeter based ecology business has discovered a rare species of bat roosting in East Devon.

Read more
Wed, 14:13

The results of a survey of visitors to Exmouth, carried out last summer, have been published.

Read more
Wed, 12:30

A developer, whose controversial application to build a house in Budleigh Salterton was refused, has labelled residents in the town as ‘moaners’.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications