Innovative custom build opportunity in Teignbridge

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(Last Updated On: November 2, 2020)

Developers are being given an opportunity to get involved in delivering a scheme of innovative custom or self-build homes on Council owned land near Newton Abbot.

Teignbridge District Council wants to maximise likely interest by testing its ideas with the construction industry so as to ensure that its plans are economically sound, deliverable and sufficiently flexible to accommodate different approaches

The planning consented site located within a new neighbourhood planned for the north-western edge of Newton Abbot, sits adjacent to land identified for the Houghton Valley Park and has far reaching Teign Estuary views.

The Council is planning to invite companies to bid for the site enabling and plot marketing work but before finalising any tender papers, the Council wants to hear from developers as to whether this flexible approach would encourage them to put in a bid.

Executive Member for Planning, Cllr Gary Taylor said: “This project was forced on to the back burner earlier this year by the early impact of coronavirus.

“To make up for lost time we want to check with developers that this custom build opportunity could be delivered economically and that the two stage tender process of site development followed by build options is attractive.

“This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a quality-led residential scheme of 10 to 15 homes of which at least 20% will be affordable homes for local people.

“We look forward to hearing what the industry thinks of our ideas so we can push forward, tweaking our dynamic development plan in the light of feedback”.

Site visits can be arranged and developers can give us their views until 30 November.

“Once we hear from developers we will finalise the procurement process and invite companies to submit a bid” said Cllr Taylor.

To get involved in this opportunity please email selfbuild@teignbridge.gov.uk

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