Development land and planning specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt are marketing a residential development site near North Tawton town centre, which is suitable for up to 14 homes.

The Depot, Devonshire Gardens, North Tawton, extends to around 1.54 acres (0.62 hectares) and is for sale by informal tender. Offers in the region of £300,000 are invited for the land.

The town has a population of just over 2,000 people and it is home to a range of amenities including a primary school, medical practice, dentist, four pubs and a rugby club. Probably its most famous former resident was the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, who divided his time between North Tawton and his native Yorkshire until his death in 1998.

The case officer at West Devon Borough Council has granted permission for 14 homes together with associated infrastructure works subject to a range of conditions. Outline planning permission was granted in December 2019.

The indicative housing scheme comprises 14 homes – eight two-bedroom properties and six three-bedroom dwellings. These would be made up of a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached properties.

Seventy per cent (around 10) homes will be open market, with the remaining 30% - or four properties – being affordable.

Among the conditions of the build would be a contribution of £19,000 towards affordable housing in the area prior to the start of the project.

Other financial contributions towards education and recreation in the locality are also required along with an obligation to layout allotment land as serviced allotment plots. In total the Section 106 Agreement contributions total just over £90,000 excluding the Compliance Monitoring Fee and indexation.

If you would like to make an appointment to view or require further information please contact Mark Chugg MRICS at the Development Land and Planning Department on 01823 219993 or Jack Sellick on 01823 334466.