Church Lane

Cheriton Bishop

Consultation & Proposals

welcome

On the 21st October we held a public exhibition at Cheriton Bishop Village Hall between 2pm and 7pm where we displayed our proposals.

We have now posted the proposed plans and site information displayed at the exhibition onto this website, for you to view.

The online consultation, which ran until the 4th November 2021, is now closed.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

the site

The site is to the east of Church Lane and to the north of Hescane Park in Cheriton Bishop.

As part of the Mid Devon Local Plan 2013-2033, adopted in July 2020, the site was allocated for residential development (known as Policy CB1).

Part of a field, the site is approximately 1.4 hectares in size. The land gently undulates and there is existing housing along the southern, northern and western boundaries.

With its location between the older part of the village to the north, and the more modern development to the south known as Cheriton Cross, Policy CB1 identified that development of this site provides the opportunity to integrate more closely the two elements of the village.

Our proposals will help to realise this vision, providing a mix of homes, including local parish homes in conjunction with an experienced housing provider.

cbishop-plan

proposals

We are proposing to deliver 24 open-market and affordable home on the land off Church Lane.

We plan to include a mix of home types, ranging from 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom houses.

In line with Policy CB1, 30% of the homes will be affordable homes, provided in partnership with an experienced housing provider.

The site will be accessed off Church Lane.

The proposed layout of the development in a wider context
open market homes
Type of home#
3 bedroom houses4
4 bedroom houses13
Total17
affordable homes
Type of home#
1 bedroom apartments2
2 bedroom houses2
3 bedroom houses3
Total7
Some occupied affordable homes from a previous neighbourhood
Some occupied affordable homes from a previous neighbourhood

homes design

We take great care in ensuring our homes are beautifully designed, fitting into the local setting.
An illustration of our proposals from a bird's eye view

Our Craft Collection is inspired by the Georgian design we are all familiar with; our homes will have well-proportioned elevations, sash windows and elegant entrance features.

Great care has been taken with architectural details, such as large symmetrical windows of the era, and elegant ironwork porches with scalloped canopies.

craft collection

3 BED, 2 BATH SEMI-DETACHED
3 BED, 2 BATH DETACHED
4 BED, 2 BATH DETACHED
4 BED, 2 BATH DETACHED
4 BED, 3 BATH DETACHED
4 BED, 3 BATH DETACHED

access, highways & parking

Access

The site will be accessed from Church Lane. We are planning to provide a footpath within the hedge boundary, improving accessibility and safety for pedestrians on Church Lane. However, the Mid Devon District Council allocation document seeks a widening of Church Lane at the point of access to the site. We are garnering feedback on which option the community would prefer.

Highways

The additional 24 homes off Church Lane will make a relatively minimal impact on the surrounding and wider highways network. Our calculations, which will be assessed by Mid Devon District Council and Devon County Council during the formal determination of the planning application, show that there will be just 13 additional trips in the peak hour in the morning (between 8am and 9am) and 11 additional trips in the peak hour in the afternoon (between 5pm and 6pm).

Parking

We fully understand the concern a new development can create by additional cars parking in and around existing homes. That is why we are providing 56 car parking spaces on the site, in addition to garages for 15 homes. The garages will be set back in the plots to ensure the streetscape is of homes, and not garages, which allows for extra off-street parking spaces.

drainage, landscaping & ecology

Drainage

Although the site is not in an identified flood zone, all sites need to ensure that they do not increase the potential for flooding. That is why we have taken this into careful consideration in our layout and drainage system design, including creating attenuation ponds. These hold surface water, which then gradually discharges into the wider drainage system. This design will fully comply with drainage regulations.

These rules state that the building of our new homes has to, at least, not worsen the existing situation. We believe that the drainage engineering we will install within the development will be more than sufficient to meet this.

Landscaping

The development will not be dense, but instead will be well landscaped with generous gardens. Our plans include an ecology buffer along the northern boundary of the site. We will either bolster the existing hedge or plant a new hedge along the boundary with Church Lane. The landscaped areas within the public areas of the site will be maintained by a management company.

Ecology

An ecological assessment of the site has already taken place, which has highlighted no particular ecological issues with the development of the site. This assessment will be part of our planning application and assessed by Mid Devon District Council.

timeline

At bunnyhomes, we take the views of the local community in Cheriton Bishop seriously and are consulting properly on our plans for the land off Church Lane.

We hosted a public exhibition, to share our plans for the site, answered questions you had and collected your feedback on our proposals.

The exhibition was held at 21st October at Cheriton Bishop Village Hall, between 2pm and 7pm.

We understand that some people may not have been able to attend the public event. The public consultation materials, including all the information displayed at the exhibition on 21st October, has been made available to view on this website.

The period of consultation ran until 4th November, during which time residents and others were able to have their say by submitting feedback, either online or by post..

Now the consultation period has ended, we will analyse the feedback received from residents, councillors and others. When the feedback has been taken on board, we will finalise the plans and submit them to Mid Devon District Council.

We hope that the plans will be determined at some point over the Spring of 2022, with the intention being to begin working on site shortly thereafter.

The building of the homes would take approximately 18 months and we plan to communicate with the local community during the construction of the site.

This is what we’re expecting to happen in the process. Register for updates if you want to be kept up to date.

October – December 2021

Public consultation, review feedback and finalise plans

January 2022

Submit plans to Mid Devon District Council, depending on any issues raised during consultation

January – February 2022

Formal consultation on the proposals

Spring 2022

Estimated decision by Mid Devon District Council and construction beginning on site

Summer 2023

The last home is completed and the final residents move in

consultation

At bunnyhomes, we take the views of the local community in Cheriton Bishop seriously and are consulting properly on our plans for the land off Church Lane.

We hosted a public exhibition, to share our plans for the site, answered questions you had and collected your feedback on our proposals.

The exhibition was held at 21st October at Cheriton Bishop Village Hall, between 2pm and 7pm.

We understand that some people may not have been able to attend the public event. The public consultation materials, including all the information displayed at the exhibition on 21st October, has been made available to view on this website.

The online consultation has now closed.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with us, then please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

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