Culm Garden Village
Lightwood is working on behalf of several landowners and closely with Mid Devon District Council promoting over 750 acres of land. The long term potential for the garden village is to deliver up to 5,000 new homes as well as employment, shops, schools, healthcare facilities, the creation and relocation of sporting clubs, a country park and a new junction on the M5 motorway.
In 2017 the Government announced plans for a number of new garden villages across the country and Lightwood was pleased that Culm Garden Village was proposed as one of them. East Cullompton is proposed to be allocated for strategic development in the emerging Mid Devon Local Plan. The remainder of the potential garden village is to be allocated within the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan. Cullompton Town Council and the Neighbourhood Plan support the delivery of Culm Garden Village.
Lightwood recognises that development proposals of this scale will have a huge impact on the community. The success and evolution of the project has been positively propelled by the ambitions, aspirations and close positive working relationship between the community, landowners, the local authority and Lightwood, ensuring that the development opportunities and delivery adhere to the vision and principles of the garden village.