1,435 homes planned for new East Devon community


Persimmon Homes has won permission to bring more than 1,400 new homes as part of a major new development in East Devon. 

Credit: Persimmon Homes.

Its South West division secured consent for the new community in Cranbrook from East Devon District Council. 

A mix of 1,435 apartments and houses will be constructed.  

A new 630-space primary school and SEN school will be built, as well as a community centre and place of worship, allotments, and a cemetery. 

The scheme will also have public realm, and 10 serviced pitches for the traveller community. 

The design also incorporates a considered SUDS strategy, country park, SANGs (Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space) and six play areas. 

Persimmon has agreed to transfer 215 properties to a social housing provider for rent and shared ownership. 


  • Vectos (part of SLR) – drainage, highways, transport planning
  • FPCR – masterplan, landscape, ecology, arboriculture
  • RPS Group – planning
  • bts Group – utilities
  • Arcadis – cost planning
  • Bruton Knowles – viability
  • BSA – heritage, archaeology

“Persimmon has an established record of delivery in Cranbrook and we are excited about this latest scheme as we continue to build the best value homes in sustainable and inclusive communities. The scheme will deliver substantial community benefit, including over 400 new jobs,” said Persimmon South West managing director, Daniel Heathcote. 

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