CBRE Appointed to Advise on Plans for New Town in East Devon

Global real estate advisor, CBRE has been appointed to advise on the design and delivery of a potential new community in East Devon.

Working in partnership with East Devon District Council (EDDC), CBRE will lead a multi-disciplinary team to identify a suitable site, as well as providing advice on development viability, infrastructure, planning, urban design/vision, environmental strategies, and delivery options. This work will help East Devon District Council decide whether to include a new town in its next Local Plan.

If taken forward, the new town would provide up to 8,000 high-quality, sustainable homes as well as a range of community facilities and amenities, in a biodiverse and zero-carbon environment, and would be an exemplar for future towns.

CBRE’s team will be led by Louise Wyman, executive director strategic development, working alongside Simon Phillips, director of planning, and senior director Andrew Round. Technical support will be provided by partner organisations including Hydrock, Tibbalds and Pinsent Masons.

The next decade is likely to see significant changes to placemaking, due to the impact of climate change policy. The multi-disciplinary team led by CBRE commit to producing proposals that are future proofed, where the principles of sustainable development and delivering a net zero community are embedded in our approach.

Louise Wyman, Executive Director, Strategic Development at CBRE

Over the last three years, our council's priority has been to make sure that the views of the public on major initiatives such as this are heard through high-quality consultations. In our renewed local plan process, we welcome both members of the public and industry experts to share their opinions on how we shape the future of East Devon.

As one of the cornerstones to this, we have commissioned CBRE to start the process of informing the council on preferred routes of travel to deliver a true 21st century community with net zero and sustainability at its core.

Councillor Paul Arnott, EDDC’s Leader and the authority’s portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning