WORK BEGINS ON 387 HOMES - Permission granted for out-of-town build
Work has already begun to prepare the site at Treledean, east of Saltash, where 400 homes will be built starting this summer. Photo Ollie Young

Work has already begun to prepare the site at Treledean, east of Saltash, where 400 homes will be built starting this summer. Photo Ollie Young

23rd June 2021

By Suzanne Cleave

Planning permission has been granted for almost 400 homes, more than a quarter of which will be affordable housing, on a new housing development to the east of Saltash.

The new community of Treledan will be specifically designed to reflect Cornwall’s distinctive architectural style, said the developers.

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes said the designs and materials for the two, three and four bedroom homes take inspiration directly from neighbouring historic buildings and the style and character of communities nearby.

The firm said subtle variations in the materials and designs of the homes will help ensure the development has a unique, distinguishable look and feel, including classic Cornish off-white and cream render. Stone will be used with slate-colour roof tiles tie in with existing farm buildings and woodland.

Saltash Town Council recommended approval for the Stoketon plans in May, after changes were made by the developers.

The development of 387 homes will include large areas of public open space and a wide range of cycle and pedestrian routes through the site to reduce car dependency and make the most of its rural location.

Lots of hedgerows will also be maintained to protect local biodiversity. David Matthews, development director for Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter said: “We’re delighted to have received planning permission for Treledan, and looking forward to starting work on this beautiful new site.”

“We've worked hard to ensure the designs reflect the stunning local area and character, incorporating materials, colours and styles that reflect the distinctive Cornish character. We’re also committed to ensuring our developments are highly sustainable and are looking forward to creating gardens, public spaces, cycle ways and footpaths that encourage and celebrate nature.”

“We’ve got a lot of experience in the South West. I’m sure not everybody is absolutely particularly happy with it, but ultimately it’s gone through the correct process.” David expects that a lot of the new homeowners will come from the local area.”

“With most of the houses in our area, there’s a very good percentage, 30 to 40 per cent, that have come from within five miles. Up to 15 miles picks up another 50 per cent of the site. It’s for local people.”

A total of 27.6 per cent of the development, or 107 units will be affordable housing.

David added: “It’s got great transport links. It’s nice and easy to get into Plymouth and you’re down into Cornwall in good time. There’s a good employment hub in Plymouth and there is also easy access to Launceston and Liskeard.”

David was also keen to point out that the developers like to use locally-based sub-contractors.

“We’ve got some really, really good local Cornwall contractors that we’ve used in the past. We’d really like to keep that going.” Work on the new homes is expected to start on site this summer. To register your interest or find out more, visit or www.