Inglewood Newsletter – January 2023

Dear resident, hello and welcome to all.

Persimmon Homes has recently acquired the Inglewood site located on Brixham Road. As part of our commitment to working with the local community, we will be producing a monthly newsletter to keep all informed. The first newsletter of the series includes an introduction on who we are, our plans for the site and for the local area.

We understand how important it is for the local community to be involved in the process. We believe the significant investment we are making in the area will create a sustainable community as well as leave a lasting economic, social and environmental legacy. Working in collaboration with Deeley Freed Estates Ltd we strive to provide the best development outcome for all.

Persimmon is committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service while we aim to build homes for the future in sustainable communities. Our philosophy is to make it unique, make it personal. We want to uphold the highest safety standards and leave a legacy that delivers economic, social and environmental value to the communities we build. We want to create Inglewood into a development for all, with community areas such as the orchard, allotments and large areas of green open space. We will also provide community access to the areas beyond including the Nords and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

As seen in previous newsletters by Stride Treglown, the outline of the plan is for the construction of 373 homes, with the reserved matters application also now having been submitted. The development incorporates green open space, a local primary school, public house, and play areas. This development will not only produce amenities and houses for local people but also reduce the strain on White Rock school and create a biodiversity net gain (BNG). Alongside this we will plant native trees, and produce grassland / pasture land for species such as Cirl Buntings.

Alongside this vast investment, Persimmon will also contribute over £2million to Torbay Council and the local area for the benefit of residents and businesses with targeted investment in the local economy and key public services.

Working alongside nature is also a critical component in the development which is why we have undertaken numerous ecological mitigation strategies. These include the introduction of bat boxes, habitat planting of native species, woodland plan, wildlife pond, construction environmental management plans (CEMP) and BNG assessments.

Species such as Greater Horseshoe Bats and Cirl Buntings have been carefully monitored and evaluated by trained professionals to ensure they are not disturbed with reports including the ecologically sensitive lighting scheme produced.

The proposed site layout blends building and landscape into one with large sways of open space, recreational areas and play spaces for children. The developed areas have been split into character areas each providing their own unique identity while installing a community feel across the whole site.

The transition from Paignton’s hard urban edge into the surrounding landscape has been captured through lower development heights, countryside access for the wider community and sensitive lighting to reduce impacts on the neighbouring AONB. We understand how important tourism is to Paignton which is why we are working to create a symbiotic relationship between environment and development so everyone can enjoy the area.