Tetlow King Planning is delighted to have supported LiveWest in gaining planning permission for two residential developments in Exwick, Exeter. The proposals will unlock the development potential of two redundant school sites by delivering 74 much needed affordable homes for the city.
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Both sites are heavily constrained by their topography and abundance of mature trees subject to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). Both proposals adopt a bespoke design approach that embraces the sites’ constraints but does not compromise on the sites’ ability to maximise capacity. Design features include the provision of high quality communal open space rather than small sloped private gardens and sustainability measures including installation of photovoltaics panels and enabling all residents to have access to cycle storage and electric car charging points. To further improve accessibility and permeability new pedestrian/cycle steps and ramp will be provided at one of the sites.
Councillors unanimously supported the proposals at a virtual planning committee recognising the benefits of addressing local housing needs on these long-term vacant brownfield sites.
TKP acted as planning agents and prepared, submitted and managed the applications. Bean Designed, Trace Design Foxford Design, Doug Pratt Tree Consultancy and Richard Green Ecology all made significant contributions to the success of these applications.