The redevelopment of 11 old garage blocks at Drake Road in Newton Abbot is underway where two three-bedroom homes are being built.
These new homes are aimed at local families needing additional space. Residents car parking is being provided as well as four additional public parking spaces to offset the loss of the garages to adjoining residents. The scheme has benefitted from a Homes England grant
The new quality homes have been designed in line with carbon reduction principles and will exceed the minimum building regulations standards with the aim of keeping running costs low for future tenants. The Council is utilising current brown field land to deliver high quality social housing
Following a competitive tender, Primebuild South West has been appointed to build the two three bedroom semi-detached properties. Work commenced in November 2020 and are scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
When nearing completion the properties will be advertised on Devon Home Choice, the Countywide Choice Based Letting Scheme. The properties will be advertised with preference to applicants with a local connection and in need of the facilities.