New school plan approved for Tiverton
Posted on: 14 September 2018
The future of Tiverton’s Eastern Urban Extension (EUE) has been given a welcome boost this week with planning approval granted for a new school.
On Wednesday, 11 September 2018 Devon County Council approved plans for a 420 place primary school and 70 place nursery on land to the east of Tiverton near to Post Hill.
The new school forms part of the Tiverton EUE Masterplan which also identifies land for a community centre and local shops, which will be situated alongside the school as part of a new neighbourhood area. Also included in the Tiverton EUE is the development of up to 2,000 new homes and employment land.
Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration at Mid Devon District Council, Cllr Richard Chesterton, said:
“Tiverton’s EUE is needed to ensure the future vitality of Mid Devon. However, we know there is no point building more and more homes without the necessary infrastructure and community amenities to support this additional housing. This is why we have already seen the successful completion of phase one of the new A361 junction and now we have approval for a new school. It is an exciting time for the town and this development and push for growth will ensure families and businesses will see Tiverton as an attractive and prosperous place to be.”
Developer Barratt Homes, which is due to bring 248 homes to the area through its Braid Park development, has welcomed news of the new school.
Andrew Cattermole, Technical and Planning Manager, said:
“Our homes are popular with families so we’re delighted that there will be increased schools provision in the area. We’re very much about building not just homes, but communities, so we’re looking forward to work getting underway.”
He added that work on Braid Park was due to start before the end of November.
Full details of the planning application, which is conditional, can be accessed at www.planning.devon.gov.uk and using application number DCC/4070/2018.Posted in: Planning