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Bellway plans 257-home development near Crediton

A housebuilder has submitted detailed plans to build 257 new homes near Crediton as part of a development which has earmarked land for a new rugby ground and a primary school for the town.

Bellway South West has put forward the scheme for 201 new homes for private sale and 56 affordable properties, at the site at Creedy Bridge, to be called Libbets Grange.

Mid Devon District Council will consider the plans. The council granted outline planning consent for the development in April 2021.

Bellway hopes to deliver a selection of two to five-bedroom new homes for the private market and a collection of one to four-bedroom affordable homes available for local people through rent or shared ownership, set within landscaped parkland.

The site will also see land allocated for a primary school, as well as land set aside for the relocation of Crediton Rugby Club.

Dan Holland, Regional Director of Bellway South West, said: “We have worked carefully on these detailed plans and, if they are approved, we will be able to press ahead with our proposals for the site.

“The scheme would create a new northern gateway into Crediton. A new roundabout at the junction of Old Tiverton Road and Exhibition Road will lead into the development and will help reduce the speed of traffic and improve road safety in the immediate area.

“As a responsible housebuilder, Bellway prides itself on not only building quality homes but on creating new neighbourhoods that enhance and improve the local area. We see the creation of this landmark neighbourhood to the town as very much a part of that commitment.”

The development would see Bellway set aside a 21-acre parcel of land to the north of the site as a new home for Crediton Rugby Club and provide 2.7 acres of land for a new primary school on the southern section.

Dan said: “Our desire to have a positive impact on the community will see us set aside land for a new ground for Crediton Rugby Club and for a new primary school. These are exciting plans for the future of the local community and we are happy to be contributing towards them.

“If the scheme is approved, all of the homes built on the site would be from the Artisan Collection – Bellway’s flagship range of homes. The properties in the collection have been designed in response to decades of customer feedback and combine traditional craftmanship and attention to detail with modern construction techniques.”