Community enhancements

Each year, we make substantial financial and in-kind contributions to local communities through UK planning obligations. During 2010 we received outline planning permission and agreed our planning obligations for Cranbrook, a new low carbon urban settlement to the east of Exeter in East Devon. Cranbrook forms part of the region’s growth point area, linked to the expansion of the Exeter Airport and a new business and science park.

Cranbrook is a good example of private/public investment and partnership. It will provide a range of new community facilities including two primary schools and an educational campus, a brand new multi-purpose community centre as well as other associated uses including a new police facility, a place of worship and library. In addition, the scheme will also provide for wider infrastructure including a new bypass for the village of Clyst Honiton, improvements to junction 29 of the M5 motorway and a railway station. The project will have a green travel plan and fund a car club.

The project’s focal point will be a new town centre that will have a range of facilities including retail, leisure and commercial. The residential element of the project will comprise 30% affordable housing and 10% low cost homes to meet local housing needs. The scheme will also take advantage of a district heating system that will provide heating to both the homes and commercial facilities. This will reduce carbon emissions from the project and help achieve higher than Code for Sustainable Homes level three for the homes.

2010 community contributions via planning obligations
(Sections 106 and 75 payments)

2010 community contributions via planning obligations – sections 106 and 75 payments. 2010 total 92,054 million pounds.
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