Tilia Homes invests in the west country with new South Molton site.

4th June 2021

Tilia Homes, formerly Kier Living, has acquired a new site in the North Devon town of South Molton as it continues to expand its presence in the county. The site is located on the south-western edge of the town and has an outline planning permission in place for up to 144 new homes.

Tilia Homes has submitted a reserved matters application for a development of 129 high quality homes including two, three and four bedroom private properties and one to four bedroom affordable homes for social rent and shared ownership. Public open space and a children’s play area will also be incorporated in the design and Tilia will be making a significant contribution towards local education, highways and public transport.

The site, which is currently agricultural land, occupies a prime position south of the A361 North Devon Link Road which is undergoing a £60m upgrade to a five mile stretch between South Molton and Barnstaple. Devon County Council has described the work as ‘the biggest transport investment in North Devon for a generation’ and says it will unlock the true potential of the local economy.

The location of the new Tilia Homes development offers a gateway to Exmoor national park and easy access to Barnstaple and Tiverton. Tiverton Parkway train station provides direct rail services into London Paddington, and Exeter International Airport is also just over 40 miles away. South Molton itself is a thriving town with a good range of shops, restaurants and a country market.

Andrew Spicer, Regional Director, at Tilia Homes Western, comments: “We’re delighted to have acquired a premium site in such an enviable location with good local amenities, excellent transport links and a significant future investment. We have submitted a planning application for a collection of high-quality homes and public open space which will complement our existing portfolio of successful developments across the West Country.”

Tilia Homes was created following the recent sale of Kier Living from Kier Group to private investment firm Terra Firma. Tilia offers quality new homes on development across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Bristol.

The Western region is actively looking for new development opportunities as it continues a programme of expansion across its operating area. For further information, visit www.tiliahomes.co.uk/land.