Mayor cuts the turf to launch new development for over-55s

PUBLISHED: 09:34 22 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:34 22 July 2013

Pic by Guy Newman. 15.07.2013. Steve Hall. Mayor of Budleigh cuts the first turf at Blue Cedar Homes new development Wildflowers in Budleigh watched by L-R Nick Russell - RG Spiller, Nick Yeo & Paul Jones from Blue Ceda.

Pic by Guy Newman. 15.07.2013. Steve Hall. Mayor of Budleigh cuts the first turf at Blue Cedar Homes new development Wildflowers in Budleigh watched by L-R Nick Russell - RG Spiller, Nick Yeo & Paul Jones from Blue Ceda.

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A turf-cutting ceremony performed by Budleigh mayor Steve Hall has marked the start of building work at Blue Cedar Homes' latest development for homebuyers aged over 55.

‘Wildflowers’ is on the site of a 1920s arts and crafts-style property which was designed by the locally renowned architect William Hatchard-Smith.

As part of the Blue Cedar Homes scheme, the existing property will be extensively refurbished, and within its grounds there will be four luxury detached properties. Each of these are to be named after wildflowers: Poppy, Orchid, Snowdrop, Foxglove and Primrose.

The development is located just off the East Budleigh Road, within easy reach of Budleigh beach, the High Street, the South West Coast Path and a wide range of local amenities.

Wildflower is the second Budleigh development for Exeter-based Blue Cedar Homes.

Nick Yeo, area director for Blue Cedar Homes, said: “We are delighted to have been able to start work at Wildflowers a full week ahead of schedule and would like to thank all those who have helped us to achieve this.

“In particular, the town council’s positive response to our proposals for the site from the outset has been most constructive.”

Budleigh mayor Councillor Hall said: “We are very supportive of this type of development that allows older members of our community to feel safe in properties that have been specially designed to allow them to share and enjoy facilities such as the landscaped gardens in which they are set.”

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