It has been a slow and steady journey to get to this point:
Spring 2017 – The idea is conceived at the SDCE Board’s Visioning Day
January 2018 – We were awarded a £9000 grant through the My Community; Community Led Housing Scheme to enable us to undertake feasibility work into a potential development site on the edge of Ivybridge.
March 2018 – Exclusivity agreement with landowners signed
Feb 2018 - We held a community engagement event to introduce the idea of SDCE considering a housing project, which was attended by over 40 people. The feedback was all very positive and we received 42 responses to an online survey regarding local housing needs and design.
July 2019 - Option agreement with the landowners signed
August 2019 - First briefing meeting with the nearest neighbours
August 2019 – Sustainable Design Collective appointed for pre-application stage, subject to receiving funding
January 2020 - Homes England grant awarded
March 2020 – Planning pre-app submitted to South Hams DC
May 2020 – First ecological surveys start on site.
June 2020 - Pre-planning response received from SHDC
July-August 2020 – Community consultation open
Late Autumn 2020 – Full planning application submitted
Early 2021 – Planning decision
Summer 2021 – Break ground if planning permission is granted
Autumn/Winter 2022 – Phased completion and tenants move in