100 new homes plan - have your say

Torbay Weekly

Torbay Council are inviting residents in the Bay to give their views on proposals to build 101 new homes in Preston Down Road, Paignton.

The plans support the Council’s commitment to provide more housing in Torbay and the site is earmarked for future residential development in the Torbay Local Plan 2012-2030.

The new development will provide 30% affordable housing, which will be evenly split between social rent, affordable rent, and shared ownership. The social landlord will be TorVista Homes, a subsidiary of TDA.

Torbay Council will be working with LHC Design (architects) to engage with local stakeholders. TorVista’s vision is to provide good quality, affordable homes, for all sectors of our community.

The consultation launched on Friday, 18th February and will conclude on Monday, 28th February.

There is an online survey which can be accessed at www.torbay.gov.uk/prestondownroad and there will also be a public exhibition at Paignton Library for anyone not able to access the online information. In addition, there will be an exhibition of the proposals taking place on Monday, 28th February at Occombe Farm café and a chance to talk to a representative from the TDA from 3pm to 5pm.

Councillor Swithin Long, Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Tourism and Housing, said: “These proposed new homes would benefit young people and others wanting to get on to the housing ladder, providing much needed affordable housing for the area, and we want to hear your views on the plans.”

Deputy Leader Darren Cowell added: “Please do let us know what you think of the plans for homes at Preston Down Road – our Community and Corporate Plan outlines our vision for the people of Torbay to have a good quality of life with access to affordable homes that meet their needs.”

Rick Williams, TorVista Homes Chairman, said: “We are delighted to be working on this new development with Torbay Council, TDA and LHC Design, which would allow many more local people to move into their first homes – we look forward to hearing everyone’s views.”

To find out more and complete the survey visit www.torbay.gov.uk/prestondownroad and you can find all our current consultations at www.torbay.gov.uk/consultations

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