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Sidmouth project clinches top award SITE manager Nathan Pyett from independent developer, C G Fry & Son has won a Considerate Constructors Scheme 2014 National Site Bronze Award. Nathan received his award in London and was joined by his partner Julia Simmonds and Kevin Murch, construction director of C G Fry and his wife Teresa. This award is in recognition of improving the image of construction and was for Holmdale site in Sidmouth built for DCH (formerly Devon & Cornwall Housing). The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s much-revered National Site Awards 2014, recognises and rewards the UK’s most considerate sites that have raised the bar for considerate construction. The National Site Awards are presented to the highest performing registered sites and are an opportunity for the industry to get together and celebrate its achievements in improving the image of construction. The scheme of 12 flats for shared ownership was built on a very confined site of a former motor workshop and the apartments fit well into the town centre environment. The scheme, which cost just over £1m to deliver, attracted a grant of £175,488 from the Homes and Communities Agency. Kevin Murch, construction director C G Fry & Son, said: “Holmdale was a very difficult and tight site that required the use of a tower crane and needed road closures with scaffold erected over a live road. “I have praise and admiration for the way Nathan managed this challenging project. The presence of a construction

Gong: C G Fry pick up the Considerate Constructors Scheme award

Former farmhouse could become home to 13 brand new properties A FORMER Victorian model farm with 103 acres of land in Broadclyst, near Exeter could become the site of 13 new homes. The property, Kersewell Barton, which has come on the market with Savills, has full planning permission for the conversion, sub-division and extension of the farmhouse into three dwellings and for the conversion of the courtyard of farm buildings into ten dwellings. This permission also covers change of use of land from agricultural to amenity open space, the creation of a new internal driveway and various hard and soft landscaping works. Kerswell Barton is near the National Trust owned Killerton House and estate at Broadclyst. The farmhouse and courtyard of farm buildings were built in the nineteenth century and the site was formerly one of the finest examples of a Victorian model farm. The Kerswell Barton development is available as a whole or in three separate lots. Lot one comprises the farmhouse and courtyard of farm buildings, with full planning permission for conversion into 13 open market dwellings. This lot extends to approximately 13.82 acres (5.59 hectares). Lot two comprises 3.02 acres (1.22 hectares) which are south facing, Potential: A computer-generated image of the possible development at Kerswell Barton near Killerton, Broadclyst

site can have a huge impact on the local community and Nathan liaised with all the home owners and businesses to ensure that respect and courtesy was given to those affected by the works. “As a result this helped to minimise the impact of deliveries, parking and work on the public highway. Nathan could not have been more dedicated to this housing project and he highly deserves the recognition of this award for a job well done.” East Devon District Council with partners DCH unveiled the 12 new affordable flats in Mill Street, Sidmouth available to purchase under a shared ownership scheme. The smart new Holmdale apartments are the result of a partnership agreement between the council, which retains the freehold of the town centre site, and DCH, who manages affordable housing schemes across the South West. Rob Finch, new business manager at DCH, said: “We are delighted by this prestigious award win and see it as recognition of the fantastic collaborative working that was the founding principle of the project. C G Fry & Son again delivered excellent quality of build and project management; bricks, mortar and paperwork all second to none. We are extremely proud of these much needed shared ownership apartments. High quality affordable housing has obvious social benefits but it also plays a key role in supporting the local economy, providing accommodation for people who wish to live and work locally, employment for construction workers and income for local businesses who benefit from people remaining in or moving into the area.”

mainly level and gently sloping, productive grade one land suitable for agricultural, equestrian or amenity use. Lot three comprises 86.17 acres (34.87 hectares) of south facing, highly productive grade one and three, mainly level and gently sloping, arable and pasture land. The land has a watercourse to the south, which is a natural supply of water, and there is also a right of way from Station Road across a lane (Wish Meadow Lane) to the land.

Kerswell Barton offers buyers the potential to create 13 homes on the site of a Victorian model farm Mark Chugg from Savills, said: “Kerswell Barton offers buyers a generous acreage and the potential to create 13 homes on the site of a Victorian model farm. “Though it is situated in a rural setting within East Devon, the development is within easy reach of road, rail and airport connections that link the South West peninsular with the rest of the UK. “We are offering the freehold for sale by private treaty and with vacant possession on completion. Kerswell Barton also has Single Farm Payment entitlements and these will be transferred to the purchaser.”

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