- five affordable rented homes
- four shared ownership homes
Following a lengthy design process and engagement with Dartmoor National Park planning department and an internal review of the business case, WDBC intends to submit a planning application in the near future.
West Devon Borough Council hopes that this application will be successful and, if it is, officers of will be able to take a report to the HUB Committee and to Full Council for a decision as to whether to proceed to the detailed design, tender and ultimately construction of the project. It would represent an investment of over £2m by West Devon Borough Council. There are risks associated with it, including having to spend around £85,000 on detailed designs. At a recent meeting it was agreed to spend this money, so the project is one step nearer to going ahead. Should the project proceed to construction it would be self-financing using long term borrowing. Until a tender exercise is undertaken the actual cost of construction remains unknown, and only at that stage will the Council be able to make a final decision to move forward to construction.