Mabe could be set for nearly 100 new homes if a developer’s proposals are given the go ahead.
The 98 dwellings, which are earmarked for land off Treliever Road, would include 40 “affordable homes” comprising a block of 12 flats and 28 houses.
At the last meeting of Mabe parish council, Justin Dodge from CSA architects told councillors: “We are not at the stage of a planning application. We wanted to bring this proposal forward to talk about the process.”
CSA have drawn up the plans on behalf of developers West Country Land Enterprises Ltd, who propose to offer half of the affordable homes for rent and half for discounted sale.
Consultation with residents will take place in the new year and a formal planning application is expected soon after.
The land is between the bypass and the village and behind the school playing field. An access road would be constructed for new residents, Mr Dodge said.
More than 160 parking spaces would be provided.
Mr Dodge said: “We are aware that people do cross on the brow of the hill – It’s not the safest place for a crossing and we are willing, as part of our proposals, to block that up and turn it back into a hedgerow.”
Posted on: November 28, 2011