Green light for Clyst St Mary new homes, office space, nature trails, sport pitches and fitness facilities

New homes, office space, fitness facilities and a restaurant have been given the go-ahead for Clyst St Mary.

The Winslade Park development – to include flats, houses, offices, a health club, gym, swimming pool, spa, restaurant, café and bar – has been granted planning permission by East Devon District Council.

In addition, the 86-acre East Devon parkland will include new nature walks and trail runs, for use by the community, office workers and residents.

Existing sports pitches, tennis courts and a cricket pavilion will be reinstated and improved for public use, including by the local primary school.

And new showers and changing rooms will be built to encourage office workers to walk or cycle.

The Burrington Estates development is expected to generate around 2,000 jobs.

Clyst St Mary

A computer-generated image of the site.
Photo: Burrington Estates.

Clyst St Mary

Winslade House.
Photos: Burrington Estates.

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Mark Edworthy, Burrington Estates group managing director, thanked the district council for supporting the plans.

He said: “We are excited to move ahead with this unique proposition which we believe will be a project for the region to be proud of.

“Winslade Park will deliver lasting benefits not only for businesses and the local economy through the creation of much-needed employment opportunities, but for the neighbouring community too.”

Co-founder Paul Scantlebury said: “The development of Winslade Park is being handled with great sensitivity and respect for its heritage.

“It has been dubbed a ‘hidden gem’ concealed from view for far too long.

“We are pleased to breathe new life into this superb asset for the region and deliver on its potential as an idyllic location for office workers, homeowners and the wider community.”

The Clyst St Mary Grade II listed building has 13 fully-let refurbished offices, home to around 70 workers, ready to open in early 2021.

Further office space is available on the site.

The development will also include a mix of houses and flats, built in two areas of the parkland.

Included in the plans are a restaurant, bar and café, a personal coach studio, health club with gym, swimming pool, sauna and spa.

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