Two planning applications have been submitted to TDC for 21 two storey houses to be built on the site of the Peppermint Club, Dawlish Warren.
The houses to be a mixture of two and three bed.
Houses to be built under the brownfield 'Starter Home' scheme.
Click on these links for more details.
The building of Starter Homes on brownfield sites was a Coalition government initiative. (The present Conservative government is currently legislating to extend the scheme to also include green field sites).
Here is some info about Starter Homes and brownfield sites as per the Coalition government policy.
"Innovative planning changes – to bring new homes onto the market at a minimum 20% discount
At the heart of the Starter Homes initiative is a change to the planning system. This will allow house builders to develop under-used or unviable brownfield land and free them from planning costs and levies. In return, they will be able to offer homes at a minimum 20% discount exclusively to first time buyers, under the age of forty. Currently, builders can face an average bill of £15,000 per home in Section 106 affordable housing contributions and tariffs, often adding tens of thousands to the cost of a site. Under the proposals, developers offering Starter Homes would be exempt from those Section 106 charges and Community Infrastructure Levy charges. The homes could then not be re-sold at market value for a fixed period – making sure that the savings are passed onto homebuyers."
These planning applications are on the agenda for Thursday evening's town council Planning Committee meeting.
For those interested in how the changes to the definition of Affordable Housing and the contents of the Housing and Planning Bill might impact on what type of housing gets built and where in Dawlish, suggest take a read of the document by TDC Housing Services that has been placed online (Friday 12th Feb) on the planning docs page of the above (see very first post) planning applications.
Just looked on the site, they just as well forget it at present, it's 100% affordable outside cities and towns. It is like CIL £85 in Dawlish, £200 in rural Teignbridge including villages! It is just not viable!