Teignbridge District Council is seeking a purchaser for a piece of prime development land in the centre of Newton Abbot in the hopes of providing new homes.
Expressions of interest are being sought for the currently vacant site at 69-71 East Street, which has previously served as retail space, car parking and storage compounds.
It’s now somewhat of an eyesore in the street, and the council is hoping that someone will take advantage of the existing outline planning permission to build multiple occupancy flats on the site.
It’s offering an opportunity to buy the freehold and is inviting expressions of interest from any developer interested in the site.
To help the process along the council has drawn up some potential designs for buildings on the site which would be in keeping with the character of the area.
They show a three storey building facing East Street, with two storeys at the rear and a link between the two buildings. Outside there is room designed for off-street parking, bin and cycle stores at the rear.