PLANS have been submitted to build a main access road to a major development of more than 400 new homes on the outskirts of Dawlish.

The proposals put to Teignbridge Council for approval are for infrastructure on land at Gatehouse Farm, Secmaton Lane.

The detailed plans are for the main access road to residential buildings, self build plots, mixed use and extra care facilities at the site. The submission also includes details of a sustainable urban drainage pond and landscaping.

Outline planning permission was given for the overall development of 409 homes, which also includes open space, employment space, community buildings and a shop and cafe, in 2015.

Now home builders Taylor Wimpey and Bloor Homes have been signed up to deliver the development.

A statement to planners said: ‘This initial infrastructure reserved matter is intended to enable a prompt commencement of necessary enabling works on this allocated site.

‘It supports the early marketing of the non-housing elements of the scheme as well as the self-build areas with the certainty of a serviced site in accordance with the S106 agreement.

‘The first tranche of infrastructure will enable development to commence and specifically to support the marketing of the non-residential land parcels.

‘Taylor Wimpey and Bloor Homes have worked together to explore how to comprehensively deliver planning permission.

‘They intend to next submit two further reserved matters that comprehensively deliver the housing and open space across the whole site.

‘Other reserved matters for uses such as the extra care site will need to follow once a marketing campaign has been completed so that the specific needs of an operator can be accommodated.

‘To support this process, the initial infrastructure reserved matter provides for early access to this plot.’

The development is the latest of a swathe of new housing on the outskirts of Dawlish which is included in part of the Local Plan.