Developers of 330 Crediton homes plan to present talk at town meeting

By Crediton Courier Newspaper   |   Editorial   |
Wednesday 30th March 2016 2:38 pm
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REPRESENTATIVES of Gleeson Developments, which is proposing to submit a plan for 330 homes, the relocation of Crediton Rugby Club, an extra care residential facility and five gypsy and traveller sites in the Creedy Valley at Creedy Bridge (Pedlarspool), will discuss their plan with members of Crediton Town Councillors on Tuesday, April 5.

The meeting of Crediton Town Council’s policy and forward planning committee, will take place in the Council Chamber, Market Street, Crediton, from 6pm, and the public is welcome to attend.

Also attending to talk about the plan will be Mid Devon District Council’s Area Planning Officer and Devon County Council’s strategic planner – children’s services and Crediton Locality Lead.

Gleeson Developments is proposing to build what it describes as “much-needed new market and affordable homes on land north of Crediton in Sandford Parish, known as Creedy Bridge”.

The land is north of Old Tiverton Road, Crediton and was previously known as Pedlarspool.

The proposed development of new homes would enable Gleeson to set aside land for a new home for Crediton Rugby Club, allowing them to expand and enhance the club’s sporting facilities.

The draft proposals could also include provision for up to five gypsy and traveller pitches, an extra-care facility or a new primary school.

The site has been identified by Mid Devon District Council as a sustainable location for the delivery of much-needed new homes, which are required to support local population growth and job creation in coming years.

Gleeson Developments Ltd held a public event at Crediton Rugby Club on Thursday, February 25, where local people had the opportunity to view, comment on and ask questions relating to the development proposal.

Oliver Taylor of Gleeson Developments Ltd said at the public event: “We’re inviting the local community to have their say on the development proposals, before we finalise the plans and submit a planning application to Mid Devon District Council.”

The public can view and comment on the plans on Gleeson Developments website: www.creedybridge.com .

A group opposed to aspects of the plan, Creedy Valley Protection Group, held a public meeting on March 4.

The group says the valley is “currently unspoilt” and said that the “sweetener” offered by the development plans in providing a new home to Crediton Rugby Club did not make the developers’ “bitter pill” any less destructive or toxic.

• What do you think of the plan for 330 homes on the edge of Crediton at Creedy Bridge?

Share your views with fellow “Courier” readers.

Write a letter, suitable for publication, to: The Editorial Manager, “Crediton Courier”, 102 High Street, Crediton EX17 3LF or email: [email protected] .

Alan Quick

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