We are delighted to report that Transition Homes CLT's application to build 27, low energy homes in Darlington, Devon has received planning permission.
Following the decision, and major milestone for the group that formed back in 2009, work can now take place to secure investment for the terrace style project which will include a mix of one, two, three and four bed properties.
Each of the properties will be built to an exceptionally high environmental standard, with local natural materials (straw and wood) being used in the construction.
Plans for the Clay Park development are very special - there won't just be housing. The development will also include an allotment, orchard and a large community hub, where locals can come together for meetings and celebrations. Not only that, the site will be host to the UK's first community-scale composting toilet scheme to be approved by the Environment Agency...!
It is expected that the work on site will begin in September 2018.
Nicola Lang, Project Coordinator, said:
"We are really excited that, after so many years of hard work by our dedicated team, we have planning permission for this innovative project.
"It would have been easy to get frustrated with how long it's taken but the important thing to remember is that in a couple of years' time, we'll be welcoming 27 families to their new homes in an amazing community, and helping to house local people in housing need!"
For more information on the Transition Home project please click here.
Pictured below: Some of the Transition Homes team helping out at Broadhempston CLT.