Council to bid for infrastructure funding to progress development South West of Exeter

Posted on: 11 July 2018

Devon County Council is to submit a bid for Government funding to pay for infrastructure required South West of Exeter.

The area South West of the city is identified in Teignbridge District and Exeter City Council’s local plans for 2,500 dwellings and 5 hectares of employment land.

Applications for development have been submitted, and there is interest from developers.

But the location – it straddles a key arterial road, the A379, and is close to the Exe Estuary Special Protection Area – brings with it particular challenges for development and infrastructure.

Much of the required infrastructure work is needed early, to enable the development to progress.

So Members of Devon County Council’s Cabinet today gave the thumbs up for officers to put in a bid totalling£44.7 million to do the work.

The funding would pay for a range of transport improvements primarily aimed at the access to the housing developments off the A379. It also includes a series of improvements to drainage, electricity, works in Alphington Village and provision of a areas of green space to mitigate the impact on the Exe Estuary.

As part of the development the Council is also working with government to enable the delivery of a new primary and secondary school.

Officers plan to submit the application to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government by the 10 September 2018 deadline.

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