Work on new homes in Sampford Peverell underway

THE foundations of new homes in Sampford Peverell will be laid imminently, the Edenstone Group has announced.

The homebuilder secured reserved matters planning approval to build 60 homes across a 10.53-acre parcel of land off Higher Town, west of Sampford Peverell last August.

Work to prepare the land for housing is now well underway.

Edenstone Group operations...

Persimmon inspire next generation of construction workers at ‘fantastic’ Plymouth jobs fair

Persimmon Homes recently joined some of Plymouth’s biggest and best known employers at the city’s ‘Launchpad Live’ two-day future careers event.

Launchpad Live was hosted at Home Park on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd September and was attended by over 2000 students from Years 9 – 13.

The careers fair showcased the wide array of opportunities available locally and promoted...

Local housebuilder on recruitment drive following growth

Barratt and David Wilson Homes Exeter is celebrating a surge of interest in jobs at the firm following a period of strong growth and expansion for the UK’s leading housebuilder which is building new communities throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

The 5-star housebuilder recently held a successful and well-attended recruitment event at The Devon Hotel in Exeter, with roles...

Call for sites: Land needed for new developments in East Devon

Do you own land that could be used to build housing or developments?

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is looking to make a list of potential sites that could be drawn upon to help develop its new local plan - which will help shape what and where developments will go for the next 15 years and more.

The authority is now looking to identify suitable building sites for new...

Derelict land to be transformed to deliver new homes

Regeneration projects in Devon and Torbay have been awarded more than £8.4 million of Government funding.

The Devon and Torbay One Public Estate Partnership has announced that it has received £7,056,470 of Brownfield Land Release Funding (BLRF), and £1,360,474 of Self and Custom Build Grant funding to help drive economic recovery.

Councils are supported through the One...

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How to Get Realistic Quotes from Builders - National Association of Building Contractors

Simon Mason explains why the prices you call in from contractors can differ – and what you need to know to get an accurate figure for all the works involved in your project

Whether it’s for a complete house build or a job undertaken by an individual trade, gathering quotes is a time-...

Builders merchant open for business

All branches of RGB Building Supplies are open for business and welcoming all customers.

Those visiting are being asked to respect and adhere to the strict social distancing and general hygiene guidelines that the builders merchant has put in place. These include customers being asked to use the hand-sanitising stations when they enter and leave the branches, make transactions as...

CPRE Devon announces ministerial visit to address growing concerns over new housing developments in the county

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has announced that the Minister for Housing and Planning, Kit Malthouse MP, will be coming to Devon next month to address growing concerns amongst local people about the scale and appropriateness of new homes developments across the county.

At the opening of CPRE Devon’s housing seminar in Tavistock on Friday (8th Feb),...

Building industry support for driving up local construction skills

Five new project sponsors have invested in the Council led Building Plymouth partnership which aims to work collaboratively to overcome the skills crisis facing the local construction industry.

National construction contractor Willmott Dixon, regional company Gilpin Demolition, nationwide building services contractor T Clarke, professional construction consultancy Ward Williams...

Joined up approach by councils to plan for development

Three councils have teamed up to work on a Joint Local Plan to ensure future developments meet the needs of all residents.

Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are working together to prepare the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan.

It brings together work that has previously been carried out separately by the three...