Affordable housing for Brentor – huge financial commitment by West Devon Borough Council

West Devon Borough Council has announced that, at Hammer Park, Brentor, the Council will now be applying for planning permission to provide:

  • five affordable rented homes
  • four shared ownership homes
The change from providing some discounted homes to shared ownership is apparently to enable the Council to apply for government funding towards the project.

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.

If you have connections to Brentor and you are interested in applying to live in this housing, please email Affordable.Housing@swdevon.gov.uk or call 01822 813722. #housing #affordablehousing