Revised plans released for new Saltash housing development

Revised plans for a new Cornish housing development by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have been shared with the local community to help inform a new planning application later this year.

The new proposals outline the first phase of development on the site at Broadmoor Farm, Stoketon on the outskirts of Saltash.

Under the plans, the five-star housebuilders will build up to 390 homes, 40 fewer than proposed in a previous planning application. Treledan will offer a full range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes from Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes and is situated just 5 minutes from central Saltash and 20 minutes from Plymouth.

Environmental features have been significantly increased under the new proposals, which now include a much larger range of cycle and pedestrian routes through the site in order to reduce car dependency, retaining more hedgerows and changing the orientation of the scheme to take full advantage of sunlight. Electric car charging points are also planned along with improved gardens and more areas of public open space. A farmstead style area of stone-fronted houses with smaller terraced cottage-style homes will add a traditional feel to the development and help it to blend in with the adjoining historic buildings. Affordable housing will also now be distributed more evenly across the development.

The design and materials of the new homes have also been altered considerably to take inspiration directly from neighbouring historic buildings and to better reflect Cornish style and character, which was a point of concern in the last planning application. Subtle variations in materials used will help ensure the development as a whole has a unique, distinguishable character. The primary wall material will be rendered in off-white with varying shades of pastel colours. Stone will also be used and roof tiles will be predominantly slate-colour with brown tiles nearer to existing farm buildings and woodland.

Outline planning permission is already in place for the overall development of up to 1,000 homes and related facilities. The Barratt David Wilson proposals will contribute to the delivery of outstanding new homes, quality infrastructure, extensive open spaces and employment and community facilities in the area along with investment education and community services.

David Matthews, land director for Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter said,

“We have listened carefully to feedback from our previous application and as a result have made wholesale changes to improve the overall design, appearance and character of Treledan. We’re keen to hear from local people about these new proposals. We are very proud to be delivering much-needed, high quality new homes to the Cornish community along with environmental protections and enhancements, employment opportunities and substantial investment in education and the community. Treledan will offer a wide selection of homes to suit a range of people, from first-time buyers to growing families and people looking to downsize or retire.”

Views and comments from the local community have been sought and will be reflected in new proposals now being finalised by Barratt David Wilson Homes. The new planning application is expected to be submitted to Cornwall Council in November 2020.