MAIN IMAGE: Ian Baker
Founded by Ian Baker, who has almost 30 years’ experience in the housebuilding industry, Baker Estates’ senior team collectively holds over 100 years of senior management experience.
The Newton Abbot-based business currently has more than 140 new homes in the pipeline on three sites in Devon, with Baker Estates planning to build up to 300 much-needed new homes a year in the South West by 2019.
“Our vision is simple: to build exceptional homes in the most desirable locations throughout the South West,” said managing director Ian Baker. “The team has been handpicked due its expert knowledge of the South West and I’m proud that every member lives in the region, so they fully understand local housing aspirations. We are passionate about delivering outstanding homes in the communities that we know and love, and we will create quality homes with a personal touch, to be enjoyed for generations to come.
“We have already secured a number of fantastic development opportunities and we are looking to acquire further sites throughout the South West. 2017 will see the completion of our first homes, and by 2019 we expect to deliver 250-300 homes per annum.”
Three new developments are already underway. Firstly, a planning application for 35 homes in Kingsteignton has been submitted that includes a range of two, three and four bedroom houses. Meanwhile a planning application has been submitted for 36 stylish bungalows and houses in Seaton. A public consultation was held in September to gather feedback from residents and stakeholders, who commented on the need for more bungalow styled homes in the area.
Additionally, the company has secured land on the edge of the market town of Totnes, with a planning application for 75 new homes expected to be submitted shortly.
The business is keen to engage the local community to seek feedback on their proposals, and a public consultation was held at the beginning of October. “To deliver exceptional developments we know that it is crucial to properly consult communities and to work together,” said Baker. “Local residents will be notified of our public consultations and we’re encouraging people to come and visit us to view our proposals and to meet our team.”