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Option to build homes close to highly rated school

November 2023

An attractive residential opportunity in appealing Devon countryside is being brought to market by development land experts Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The land at Shebbear College, Shebbear, near Beaworthy, already has detailed planning consent for five open market homes on the site and outline permission for 22 homes, together with associated infrastructure works.

As a whole the site extends to around 1.49 hectares (3.66 acres). It is available as a whole or in two lots.

The deadline for the submission of offers in 12 noon on Friday, December 8. 

Shebbear College is rated excellent by ISI – the independent schools' equivalent of Ofsted.
Offers are invited on a conditional or unconditional basis.

Lot 1 has consent for five detached four-bedroom homes – three will have integral double garages and two will have detached double garages. All the houses will have off-road parking for two vehicles.

Access will be provided via a new estate road from the adopted road to the South.

The seller has contributed £7,509 to the maintenance of the existing playing fields – one of the conditions of the consent. The seller has also carried out drainage works at the site, which means the planning permission will not lapse.

Outline planning permission was granted by Torridge District Council in March 2022 for 22 homes, which comprises Lot 2 of the site.

A proportion of these dwellings – six - will be affordable homes. Five will be social rented and one will be intermediate. 

The plan is for this proposed residential scheme to be split into two sites – one and two. Site one would include eight properties – three, two-beds, three, three-beds and two four-bed dwellings. Site two would comprise 14 homes – a mix of mainly two and three bed homes plus two four-bed properties.

Full details of the proposed development and the chance to arrange a viewing are available via the Development Land and Planning Department. Contact Mark Chugg, Partner in charge of the Development Land and Planning Department or his colleague, development surveyor, James Nelson, on 01823 334466 or email or for more details.


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