Yelland Quay

Masterplanning a new waterside settlement in North Devon

Yelland Quay involves the creation of a new settlement on former industrial land on the edge of the River Taw in North Devon. The scheme comprises 250 homes and 3000sqm of business and leisure uses.

Our concept is derived from an analysis of traditional coastal towns that form the ribbon within which Yelland Quay will sit.

The heart of our vision is the creation of an Eco Leisure led community that embraces the sites rich natural features. The site is subject to significant flood risk and we have embraced this, turning a constraint into an opportunity to live with water. A sequence of lagoons, rivulets and canals permeate the site.

The scheme is split into two distinct character areas that address these waterways. A low density more fragmented ribbon wrapping the rivulets to the East and a higher density more linear development fronting the canals and streets. At the heart of the scheme and fronting the primary northern western waterfront and jetty are the Eco Leisure facilities, including a lodge, lido and hotel. A retirement living development nestles at the head of the lagoon adjacent to the Tarka Way.

Key to the scheme is the integration of the coastal footpath and Tarka Way. These are drawn into and through the development to integrate it as both a destination and well-connected sustainable new settlement.

viewed from the north west

Views of the lake and Eco Leisure facilities

Approaching along the coastal path from the West

Yelland Quay from the South

Yelland Quay from the North

Aerial views from the north west

The lagoons, lake and canals

The sun rising on a new community