Land at Chapel Down Farm, Crediton

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Overview of Chapel Down Farm Development, Crediton



Barratt Homes recently acquired an interest in land at Chapel Down Farm, which lies to the West of Crediton. As a result, we are looking to bring forward outline plans for up to 120 homes on the site.

Mid Devon are currently falling short of the number of houses they need to build over a 5 year period, in order to meet demand in the local area. We feel that this site provides an opportunity to deliver homes in a good location.

We have been working on designs that sensitively address the local setting, creating a high quality development; in keeping with existing housing in the area, minimising any potential local impact.

Our application will deal with the principle of development and the detail of highways access.


If you have any specific questions or would like further information, please click on the Provide Your Comments tab. You can also call us on 01908 590473 (during office hours).

We will be submitting detailed proposals to Mid Devon District Council in March/April 2017, having listened to your views, and where possible and appropriate, incorporated them into our final plans.


We held a public exhibition, at Crediton Methodist Church Hall, Union Road, Crediton, EX17 3AW on Thursday 23rd February at 3pm – 7pm. Residents were able to view our plans and meet the team, as well as provide us with any comments they had.

Should you have been unable to attend, the material that was on display has been uploaded onto the News & Updates tab.

About the Site

The site measures about 9 hectares and lies to the North of the A377, to the West of Crediton. The land is subject to an options agreement, after Barratt Homes acquired an interest in the site last year.

We are developing our proposals, reviewing feedback from the community and are looking to submit an application to the council in due course.

Location of Land at Chapel Down Farm Development, Crediton
Our Plans for Chapel Down Farm Development, Crediton

Our Plans

Once we have submitted our application, we will endeavour to upload the application documents here, for your ease of access.

Planning application submitted

Planning application submitted

The outline planning application for the erection of up to 120 dwellings, public open space, vehicular access and associated infrastructure on the site, has now been submitted to Mid Devon District Council. The submitted layout can be seen above.

The applications reference number is 17/01511/MOUT and should you wish to submit any comments, you can do so via the Council’s website at or by writing to:

Planning Services
Development Management
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
EX16 6PP

News for Chapel Down Farm Development, Crediton

Public Exhibition

We held a public exhibition at:

Crediton Methodist Church Hall, Union Road, Crediton, EX17 3AW on Thursday 23rd February at 3pm – 7pm.

Residents were able to view our plans and meet the team, as well as provide us with any comments they had.

Please find a link to the exhibition boards which were on display as well as an online copy of the comments form which you are welcome to fill in.

Q: How many homes are you proposing?

We are submitting an outline planning application for consent of up to 120 homes on the land.


Q: Where is the access for the site going to be?

The access to the site is proposed to be from Higher Road, with a range of improvements proposed including providing passing places along the road and addressing existing pinch points.

Having reviewed traffic in the wider area, we are also looking at providing junction improvements to Higher Road/Jockey Hill and Blagdon Terrace/Mill Street, which we hope will give benefit to the wider community.


Q: How will Crediton’s air quality be affected by the new houses?

We strongly believe that any proposals we bring forward must have a negligible impact on air quality. As a result, we have carried out a range of tests and modelling which have seen a number of measures created, which would help to encourage sustainable transport and reduce car trips to and from the site.

These measures, which will be of benefit to air quality and mitigate against any possible impact the development may have include:

  • Welcome Travel Information Packs for new residents detailing public transport links and timetables;
  • The creation of new walking and cycling routes;
  • The introduction of car sharing schemes;
  • Provision of secure cycling parking on the development;
  • Electric vehicle charging points;
  • Highway and junction improvements around the which will be of benefit to air quality;
  • Good house-keeping practices and appropriate control measures put in place to minimise emissions and associated impact during the construction phase.


Q: What plans are being made to provide additional school places and ensure the doctors surgeries can cope?

If the application gains approval from Mid Devon District Council, before any houses are built we will pay a substantial contribution to the Local Education Authority and the NHS. This contribution will then be used by the organisations to ensure there are enough spaces at the schools and doctors locally, to sustain any new people that may move into the development.


Q: What are the timescales for the planning application?

We are holding a public exhibition on the 23rd February and we will then review and take into consideration the feedback, once we’ve done that we will then submit an application. This is expected to be in late March/early April.

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