Teignbridge District Council is working to bring on a scheme of custom or self build homes in Newton Abbot, and is asking for companies interested in delivering the scheme to bid for the site enabling and marketing of the site at Howton Road.
The council is calling on developers and enablers to support it to maximise interest in the site, and help it to test its ideas with the construction industry. This will support it as it works to ensure its proposals are economically sound, deliverable and sufficiently flexible to accommodate a range of approaches to delivery.
The site in question has planning permission granted, and borders a neighbourhood on the north-western edge of Newton Abbot. The site is close to Houghton Valley Park and benefits from Teign Estuary views.
Teignbridge District Council would like to from developers to gauge market interest in regards to its flexible approach, and whether or not they would consider putting 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”.
“Once we hear from developers we will finalise the procurement process and invite companies to submit a bid” said Cllr Taylor.
Site visits can be arranged and developers can give us their views until 30 November – to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teignbridge has a good track record of supporting custom and self build, and published two guides to support more custom and self build locally: one for housebuilders, developers and landowners, and one for community-led housing groups.