Developer’s donation to benefit Exmouth tops £800,000 in return for homes built in Littleham

Exmouth is to receive more than £800,000 from a developer donation given to the community after planning permission was granted in Littleham and new houses built.

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has given more than £730,000 to East Devon District Council’s Community Interest Levy (CIL money) from its developments at Plumb Park and Buckingham Heights, off Pankhurt Close.

The money will be spent benefiting Exmouth, adding new infrastructure or resources – including education, culture, sports and ‘sustainability projects’.

In addition, the developer said it has set aside more than £24,000 ‘to mitigate any possible environmental impacts’ to the Exe Estuary, East Devon Pebblebed Heaths and other local areas of conservation.

A further £44,000 has been given by the housebuilder towards the improvement of community leisure facilities, including money for new play equipment.

Richard Harrison, Taylor Wimpey Exeter spokesman, said: “We’re so proud of the contributions we’ve made in Exmouth, first at our Pumb Park development and now at the neighbouring Buckingham Heights.

“With the provision of new play equipment, funding towards local wildlife habitats and also payments to East Devon District Council, we are committed not only to providing quality homes, but also to ensuring that we are giving back to the local communities in which we build.

“It’s a real privilege to continue to be involved in the Exmouth community.”

Alongside financial contributions, the developer said it has supported Exmouth in Bloom, Exmouth Sea Cadets and donated reflective safety bands to Marpool Primary School pupils.

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