The development takes its name from the area’s famous Mazzard wild cherry trees. We have made another planning application for a second phase of development of a further 40 new homes on adjacent land. This will comprise of 20 affordable homes for local people as well as 20 open market homes.
Phase 1 comprises 77 new homes, of which 23 (30%) are affordable homes for local people and 54 are open market homes. Of the affordable homes, 12 are social rented and 11 are shared ownership.
Under the Phase 1 planning permission’s Section 106 legal agreement, Devonshire Homes is also providing a number of community benefits and financial contributions:
The location of Phase 1 is marked in blue on the plan below, with the location of Phase 2 marked in red.
Some of the 20 affordable homes social rent, some would be shared ownership. The open market housing is required to subsidise the affordable housing, which would not be financially viable to deliver on its own.
North Devon Council will still, of course, need to closely scrutinise the planning application drawings and documents once they have been submitted, before making its decision.
We expect to provide further community benefits under a new Section 106 legal agreement for Phase 2. The details will have to be agreed with North Devon Council and Devon County Council but will likely include:
We have thought carefully about how the house styles will complement the landscape and existing styles of buildings in Landkey. The Phase 2 development will have a similar style to Phase 1, with houses designed with a modern twist but reflecting the local architectural character.
Phase 2 will retain the existing boundary hedges and trees and provide a central green space. The northern boundary of the Phase 2 development will have a lower density of homes and enhanced landscaping to make a softer edge to the village.
Foul water from Phase 2 will connect to the Phase 1 foul drain, which in turn discharges to the existing foul manhole beneath Acland Road.
Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to safely access the centre of Landkey village and its amenities via a range of routes, including a new route via the Millennium Green. The No.155 bus service passes through Landkey and connects to Barnstaple and South Molton.