Developer Taylor Wimpey has announced more homes in Exeter, near Pinhoe.
The development, at Monkerton, Cumberland Way, to include 87 affordable homes, two with wheelchair access, has been the result of ‘high demand’ said Taylor Wimpey.
Mayfield Gardens, three miles from the city centre, launches to the public at 11am on Saturday, July, 27, to include two, three and four-bedroom homes.
The developer said the site will include buying options for first-time buyers and, downsizers, and families; of the 250 homes, 35 per cent will be affordable, with five per cent of those to be wheelchair accessible.
As part of the planning conditions, Taylor Wimpey will invest £1.9million into the community, ‘improving facilities for local residents’.
The developer said it had already paid £1.5m to Exeter City Council to spend on ‘major infrastructure’ projects in the city, such as school facilities, strategic flood defences and sports facilities, plus European protected habitats – the Exe Estuary and Dawlish Warren.
A further £330,000 will go towards the improvement of bus services in Monkerton and £500 per home will be put towards a local travel plan for new residents, designed to promote cycling or public transport.
The developer said a 1.18-hectare park near Mayfield Gardens had been transferred to the city council.
The development will incorporate a sustainable drainage system, designed to ensure rainwater travels into the local drainage network without affecting homes and businesses, said Taylor Wimpey.
Richard Harrison, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “We are committed to building high-quality new homes and making sure that our developments are sustainable and positively contribute to local communities.
“Affordable housing, sustainable transport and community facilities are all among the areas that benefit from planning contributions, and we are proud to be providing these facilities as part of our Mayfield Gardens development.”