Shapland Place, Tiverton
Zero-carbon Housing Scheme

Mid Devon District Council

About the project

Mid Devon District Council is continuing its move towards carbon zero with the launch of a new modular housing project in Tiverton.

The Council is currently undergoing a feasibility study and plans to build 8 units in the Tiverton site. Site locations and detailed information are available below.

The houses will be built on land currently occupied by garages and car parking and will be completed with triple glazing and solar panels, with both projects being carbon neutral making this one of the first social housing projects of this type within the region.

Project Team


Mid Devon District Council

The Council




ZED PODS Show Home

In partnership with ZED PODS, the Council has undertaken

a consultation event to showcase the proposed new homes.

From 3rd to 13th August, a fully furnished home, similar to those planned to be built in the Mid Devon towns, had open for the public visit at the Culm Valley Sports Centre Car Park.

The Council is currently undergoing a feasibility study and plans to build 8 units in the Tiverton site. Site locations and detailed information are available below.



It’s great to be able to see inside the show home and really understand the quality of finish these homes have. We are committed to providing more social housing across the district and these homes will provide this as well as help us strive towards our goal of being carbon-neutral by 2030. I would encourage people to take a look at the plans for the sites or book a tour to see for themselves.”

Councillor Bob Evans, Cabinet Member for Housing

Site Location

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1,193 sqm

Approx. Site Area

The site is located next to the industrial estate on the fringe of a residential housing estate. It is situated as backfill site at the end of Shapland Place road and lies just off from Woodward Road to the West.


The town of Tiverton has a range of local amenities such as restaurants and shops within 10-15 minutes walk. The lack of a local rail station means that local transport relies on road based transportation hence the need to provide adequate parking provision and electric vehicle charging points to form part of sustainable transport strategy.

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Site Massing

The scheme proposes a mix of social rent units raised above an existing garage site that is in the process of being cleared and replaced with new road surfaces and open parking bays. The scheme is designed to achieve Secured by-Design standards and provide private amenity spaces.

The scheme comprises 8 self-contained residential units of the following configuration:

4 x 1B 1P (1-storey)

3 x 2B 4P (1-storey)

1 x 3B 4P (1-storey)

Communal facilities include internal secured bin store, secured cycle store, public landscape gardens.

36 no. parking spaces with potential EV charging points


The scheme also shows allowance for site specific constraints and opportunities whilst respecting existing amenities.

Project Timeline

Project Brief approved by the Council 

Undertook Feasibility Studies

Agree on Project Budget

Prepare Project Programme


 Building Regulations Application

 Construction Phase Plan


Building handed over to the Council


Residents move in


Develop Business Case

Review Project Risks

Review Project Budget

Undertook Site Appraisals


Construction off-site to minimise disruption and site installation


Architectural Concept approved by the Council and aligned to the Project Brief

Obtain pre-application Planning Advice

Initial Cost Plan


Planning application submitted


Planning Application Submitted

Winter 2020/21 • In Planning

Tell us what matters to you about housing delivery in Mid Devon

We are seeking public comments to understand how the community feels about the proposed development and to identify ways in which we can better meet community needs.


We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions on our proposal. 

Please feel free to get in touch at any time.

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