Independent house builder Devonshire Homes and joint venture partner Devon & Cornwall Housing were joined by Mid Devon District Council at a ceremony to mark the beginning of a construction project which will deliver sought-after new homes in Crediton.
Dignitaries from Mid Devon Council donned their hard hats and hi-vis jackets alongside representatives from Devonshire Homes and DCH to cut the first patch of turf at the site. The traditional ceremony, known as the ‘turf cutting’, is held to mark the formal start of building works. The development at Tarka View will deliver 185 high quality new homes, 50 of which are affordable, on the 18 acres of land at Wellparks, Crediton.
Soon, a selection of 1 bedroom apartments and 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes will be available at Tarka View. Built to the high building quality standards of Devonshire Homes, each one will offer stylish, practical and modern living space with carefully designed exteriors that remain sympathetic to the local environment.
Jane Pearce, Sales and Marketing Director at Devonshire Homes, said: “This ground breaking ceremony is a key step in helping us bring sought-after homes to Crediton, with construction on the project now officially underway. We’re excited to be building in Crediton for the first time and it won’t be long before we are welcoming people into their new homes here in this great location. The next step will be the launch of our brand new marketing suite in mid August when we will also release the first set of new homes for sale.”
Russell Baldwinson, at DCH, said: ““We know there are lots of families who desperately need an affordable home in this location. It’s great to be getting started and making real progress providing homes in places people want to live. We look forward to handing over the keys”.
Tarka View is located on the outskirts of Crediton town centre at Wellparks. Looking out over the Tarka Line, with views of the gateway to Crediton, the homes are set in great surroundings and close to local amenities. Both Devonshire Homes and DCH will contribute to the new homes at the development as well as in the contributions to the local community. As part of the Section 106 agreement, local causes will benefit from over £625,000 in donations, including Haywards Primary School and various highways and pedestrian safety initiatives.
Cllr Clive Eginton, Leader of the Council at Mid Devon District Council, commented: “I am pleased that the blue print to redevelop the site has incorporated a number of new pedestrian links, so that the new residents will have the opportunity to walk safely to the High Street and to other facilities and services in Crediton”.