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New homes coming to Kingsbridge as planning permission granted for stylish development, Applegate Park

February 18, 2020 | News

South Hams District Council has approved planning permission for a new homes development off Belle Hill in Kingsbridge.

Detailed planning permission was granted by South Hams District Council to Devonshire Homes for a residential scheme of 94 homes. The development, named Applegate Park, will offer a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom homes and includes an affordable homes contribution. Construction at Applegate Park is expected to begin in April 2020.

LiveWest is working in partnership with Devonshire Homes and this will be the second collaboration between both organisations to deliver both open market and affordable homes.

LiveWest is the largest housing association in the South West, managing nearly 37,000 homes to more than 70,000 customers across the region.

As part of the planning permission and under the S106, various contributions are to be made which include: £265k towards secondary education; £207k towards sports and recreation and £20k towards early years education.

Jane Pearce, Acting Joint Managing Director at Devonshire Homes, commented:

“We look forward to delivering high quality homes in Kingsbridge that are stylish, practical and sympathetic to their local environment. After receiving detailed planning permission for the site, we are busy putting our plans in place to begin construction in April. Prospective homeowners can visit the Devonshire Homes website now to register their interest in the new homes coming soon.”

Jane continued: “This is an exciting start to the year for Devonshire Homes. This development off Belle Hill follows the success of our partnership with LiveWest at our Crediton site, Tarka View. LiveWest’s support has been important in helping Devonshire Homes grow and develop in the South West region and we look forward to bringing Kingsbridge house hunters new homes built to Devonshire Homes’ standard high specification.”

Glynnis Poole, LiveWest’s Planning and Technical Director, commented: “We are delighted to have secured planning permission to deliver this exciting new development in Kingsbridge which will also deliver much-needed affordable homes. Working with Devonshire Homes, we have a common goal of creating a high-quality new housing development which will provide our customers with a great place to live.

“This new development will provide a wide range of homes, including essential family housing in an attractive and vibrant new setting.”

The site is located immediately North of Buckwell Close and is close to the A381, linking Dartmouth and Totnes. Applegate Park is well connected to the town itself which boasts plenty of amenities including two superstores, a leisure centre, restaurants and pubs. Kingsbridge has schooling for all ages with the closest being Kingsbridge Community Primary School and Kingsbridge Community College.

Applegate Park is only a short distance away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the South Hams, including Hope Cove and Salcombe, and will include properties for all types of buyers from first time buyers, families, investors and those looking to rightsize.

Devonshire Homes is a multi award-winning West Country house builder specialising in creating high-quality homes across the South West since 1992. Current developments include: Ladywell Meadows, Chulmleigh; Tarka View, Crediton; Longston Cross, Bovey Tracey and Gwallon Keas, St. Austell.

To register your interest in Applegate Park, visit or email