AN APPLICATION for new homes in Highweek has been submitted to Teignbridge planners.

The major application from Brimley Homes in Bovey Tracey, proposes to build 28 homes on 1.72 hectares of agricultural land on Whitehill Road.

 The main components of the scheme are to build up to 28 new dwellings (including open market, affordable and self/custom build); vehicle and pedestrian access; public open space; tree planting and landscaping; and biodiversity mitigation and enhancements.

Access to the site is proposed from the northern edge of Whitehill Road.

The application states: ‘The new access will route into the site, changing the priority for the continuation of Whitehill Road eastbound. The arrangements will provide appropriate visibility splays at the re-aligned junction of Whitehill Road with the site access road.’

Newton Abbot Town Council discussed the application this week, when, in the public participation section, resident Mark Young reminded councillors that Whitehill Road had been permanently closed to traffic in 2019, a move which had been previously supported by councillors Phil Bullivant, Mike Hocking and Jackie Hooke (then Brodie).

To view and comment on application 22/01291 go to