Developer Eutopia Homes has submitted a planning application for a second development in Exeter to deliver 51 new apartments
If the plans are approved, Eutopia Homes will deliver 51 build-to-rent apartments on a vacant site adjacent to the Morrisons supermarket on Prince Charles Road.
The development in Exeter is intended to act as a “gateway” to Eutopia Homes’ first Exeter project, Exmouth Junction, which was approved by Exeter City Council in March this year.
Exmouth Junction will see a £130m ‘urban village’ created on 15-acres of dormant brownfield land.
A mix of affordable, private rented and for-sale housing is to be provided alongside extra-care units, representing 465 new homes in total.
Future residents of Exmouth Junction will benefit from new outdoor spaces such as public gardens, squares, footpaths, a woodland walk and fitness trail.
In total, green spaces make up 65% of the 15-acre site.
The scheme was designed to set new benchmarks for sustainable development by prioritising cycle and pedestrian mobility above car use.
There will also be a new cycle path and over 1,000 bike spaces provided on-site as well as electric car and bike hire schemes to encourage more sustainable methods of travel.
‘Much needed high-quality rental housing’
Scott Hammond, founder and CEO at Eutopia Homes, said: “If approved, our plans will see a vacant site transformed into much needed high-quality rental housing that will act as a gateway to the urban village we are creating at our Exmouth Junction site.
“While Covid-19 has inevitably caused some disruption, the housing market has demonstrated remarkable resilience during this pandemic and we remain confident in the long-term outlook for UK residential.
“Delivering more homes of all types and tenures will be crucial to ensuring cities like Exeter remain competitive and that talent isn’t priced out.”