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Posted On: 15-09-2021
Posted In: Housing

Since opening at the start of August the show home at Culm Valley Car Park, on display in partnership with Zed Pods Ltd, has welcomed over 400 visitors.

The development has gained an interest with the local residents and community as well as with local and regional media, neighbouring authorities and Homes England.

As part of our ongoing consultation on the modular homes and their proposed sites in Cullompton and Tiverton, visitors have been able to leave comments and feedback expressing their thoughts. Poll questions which seek views on the proposals have also been added to the microsites for each proposed development, if you wish to make a comment you can at:

Here are a few of the positive comments we have received so far:

“Love the unit! An innovative solution to the diverse housing we need.”
“I have looked round the ZED PODS in Cullompton and think that the project is a brilliant idea to provide more social housing quickly and on sites that are easily available.”
“It is really exciting and has to be the way forward for housing!”

An overview of the proposed developments:

The site in Cullompton looks to provide 3 one bed and 3 two bedroom Zed Pod Net Zero Carbon homes, each with their own car parking spaces. A mural on the building has also been set out in the plans which will look to gain design ideas from the local community.

Find more information on the proposed development in St. Andrews Estate, Cullompton:

An additional 8 Zed Pod homes and 37 parking spaces are planned for development in Tiverton only a few 100 metres from the River Exe and town centre. The proposals include a mixture of housing types, including 4 one bed, 3 two bed and 1 three bedroom homes.

Find more information on the proposed development in Shapland Place, Tiverton:

Councillor Bob Evans, Cabinet Member for Housing, said:

“Consultations are a valuable platform for us to hear your views – all of the feedback we receive will be taken on-board and influence how we move forward with this project. These are exciting proposals and I’m looking forward to see how these developments progress.
“Providing affordable, low-carbon, accessible and adaptable homes is one of the commitments within our housing strategy and these homes deliver just what we’re looking for.
“If successful, I hope these projects will be the springboard to deliver an increasing number of similar Modular homes for the social housing needs throughout Mid Devon in the next few years.”

The modular nature of Zed Pods means the onsite construction time is minimal and the houses are delivered complete, resulting in little disruption to neighbouring properties and allowing the new residents to move in immediately.

Tom Northway, Chairman of Zed Pods, said:

“We are delighted to see such high level of interest and positive responses from the local community and stakeholders.
“We installed our show home to demonstrate how high quality, zero carbon, affordable homes can be rapidly delivered to where they are most needed.
“We are now working closely with the council to obtain planning permission to deliver their first Zed Pods schemes next year.”