St Andrews Estate, Cullompton
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 Cullompton.
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.
Mid Devon District Council
ZED PODS Ltd
ZED PODS Show Home
In partnership with ZED PODS, the Council has undertook
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, was open
to 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
Approx. Site Area
The site is located on the fringe of the town centre boundary and just outside of the nearby conservation area. There are no local policies that would restrict new development from occurring on the proposed site and it does not lie within any flood risk zones. The context developments around the site are primarily residential housing.
The site sits high on the landscape near the top of St.Andrews Road making it exposed to wind but also higher levels of daylighting. South Western winds of high velocity will pass up the hill and over the site possibly requiring some shelter for amenity spaces.
The proposed development consists of 6 housing units designed for multiple tenant occupations.
The scheme is designed to achieve Secured-by-Design standards and provide private amenity spaces.
The scheme comprises of 6 self-contained residential units of the following configuration:
3 x 1B 1P (1-storey)
3 x 2B 3P (1-storey)
Communal facilities include secure external bin store and cycle store, public and private green space
6 no. parking spaces with potential EV charging points
The scheme also shows allowance for site specific constraints and opportunities whilst respecting existing amenities.
Project Brief approved by the Council
Undertook Feasibility Studies
Agree on Project Budget
Prepare Project Programme
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
Building Regulations Application
Construction Phase Plan
Spring 2021/22 • Planning Granted