Funds for local community in Cullompton thanks to Devonshire Homes30 August 2017
Officials from leading independent house builder Devonshire Homes have presented a cheque for over £300,000 to Mid Devon District Council (MDDC), marking the final set of Section 106 contributions that total over half a million pounds.
The payment, allocated to projects by MDDC, will fund design costs for the Cullompton Eastern Distributor Road and improvements to Culm Lea Play Area, which adjoins Devonshire Homes’ development at Rivel’s Green. In addition to these funds, Devonshire Homes has already pledged over £190,000 to Devon County Council, which will contribute towards additional classroom facilities at Willowbank Primary School. The school is just ten minutes from the popular Rivel’s Green new homes development on the outskirts of Cullompton town centre.
Richard Chesterton, Mid Devon District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, commented: “We are delighted to receive the funds from Devonshire Homes that will go towards play areas, recycling and improving air quality in the town. It is good that new development contributes towards improvements that will benefit both the new residents of the development as well as the existing local community”.
Devonshire Homes was given planning approval in September 2015 and started building on the site of the former Cummings Nursery, off Culm Lea, Honiton Road, in the spring of 2016. Rivel’s Green is a collection of two, three and four bedroom homes located near the River Culm whilst also conveniently close to junction 28 on the M5 for a swift commute to Exeter and Taunton.
The independent house builder has been creating new homes and communities in towns and rural areas across Devon since 1992. Devonshire Homes specialises in providing homes that reflect the traditional characteristics and building styles of the region combined with high specification, contemporary interiors.
Current developments include: Rivel’s Green, Cullompton; Ladywell Meadows, Chulmleigh; The Tors, Bovey Tracey and Mazzard View, Landkey; and coming-soon site at Tarka View, Crediton.