Green light for Devonshire Homes as it acquires land in Halwill Junction, near Okehampton6 July 2022
Independent West Country house builder Devonshire Homes has exchanged conditional contracts for the acquisition of land for a new build homes development in Halwill Junction, near Okehampton.
Devonshire Homes will now seek to obtain detailed planning consent for the development at Chilla Road which will consist of 32 high-quality new build homes with nine of these homes as affordable housing.
Located close to Okehampton and the market town of Hatherleigh, the development will offer a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom homes. Houses and bungalows will be available at Devonshire Homes’ latest development in the sought-after village of Halwill Junction, nestled in the Devon countryside and benefitting from easy access to the A30 and A386.
Homes from the multi award-winning house builder will cater to all types of buyers and will be erected on a gentle, south facing slope with beautiful countryside views towards Dartmoor National Park. Local amenities are within walking distance of the site with buses running between Okehampton and Holsworthy, providing an excellent connection to towns further afield.
Designed with the local community in mind, houses and bungalows will be built on the northern part of the site, leaving a generous area of green space on the southern boundary. Devonshire Homes will also contribute to the local community under the S106 agreement. This will include a £13,183 NHS contribution towards the provision for primary care at Blake House Surgery and Holsworthy Medical Centre; £32,397 towards off-site sports in Halwill Junction; £13,192 towards play space in Halwill Junction and £20,839 towards Secondary education transport to Holsworthy Community College
Angus Cook, Managing Director at Devonshire Homes, commented:
“We’re pleased to announce that we have exchanged contracts on land in Halwill Junction as Devonshire Homes continues to expand. Our mission is to deliver high-quality new build homes to people who need them, and we’re pleased to be able to fulfil that mission after receiving the green light on our latest North Devon development.
“Each home will benefit from the most amazing countryside views, showcasing what the beautiful Devon countryside has to offer. We will now seek detailed planning consent with an aim to start on site later this year.
“As an independent and West Country house builder, we can react rapidly and progress quickly when this type of land opportunity arises. If you are a landowner or agent looking for a developer capable of delivering on their promises, Devonshire Homes should be your first call.”
This is the third West Country site Devonshire Homes has exchanged contracts on within the last two months as the housebuilder accelerates its five-year growth plan. The announcement comes just two weeks after Devonshire Homes revealed it had exchanged conditional contracts on land in West Yelland, between Fremington and Instow on the North Devon coastline.
In May, Devonshire Homes announced the acquisition of approximately 36 acres of land in Trannack, near Penzance, assisting the company on its way to achieving its goal of doubling its turnover and building 400 homes per annum by 2026.
The Devonshire Homes team has decades of experience in building new communities across the West Country with current developments including: The Grange, Bideford; Tarka View, Crediton; Longston Cross, Bovey Tracey; Applegate Park, Kingsbridge and Gwallon Keas, St. Austell.