Welcome to the South Devon Rural Housing Association Website

South Devon Rural Housing Association (SDR) and its partners strongly refute any suggestion that unsafe demolition or building practices are occurring on the new development at Brimhay, Dartington. The works are not putting anyone at risk either on or around the site. Such claims are unfounded and vexatious, following an all too familiar pattern, as objectors continue seeking to stigmatise our legitimate development of this site.

Our main contractor, Coyde Construction, has worked with SDR for many years and is fully competent to deliver the redevelopment of the Brimhay site to the required high standards. Gilpin Demolition Group, licensed by the Health and Safety Executive, has been appointed as sub-contractor to deal with safe removal of asbestos containing materials and the demolition works. Both are local companies with over 30 years’ experience and are regarded as specialists in their field.

Asbestos removal is being carried out on a phased basis, the material is dampened by misting and removed from each section by hand before any demolition is undertaken. The resulting waste is disposed of at licensed waste disposal facilities in accordance with best practice. This process is being carefully repeated for each building or section as per HSE guidance. Air quality is being monitored as standard best practice to ensure compliance with procedures and maintaining a safe environment.

There are substantial community benefits from this development, which will provide 12 affordable homes, as well as 8 independent living apartments for people with learning disabilities. This will enhance the wider Dartington and South Hams community for many years to come, providing much-needed new high quality affordable housing and local employment.

Steve Prime
Chief Executive

From 30th November 2018, if you have an emergency repair, out of office hours. Please contact Sherwoods on 07824595262. Please do not email an emergency repair.


Brimhay bringing home vital affordable housing


A community benefit society has been given the green light to begin work on redeveloping its land at Brimhay, Dartington, to provide a total of 32 new homes, many of them much-needed social housing for older or vulnerable people.

South Devon Rural Housing Association (SDR) received the final go-ahead from South Hams District Council on 13 November, after discharging conditions attached when the development was approved by planners in October 2017.

 Rent to buy - up to 10% contribution to purchase price (terms apply)
The SHIP Project Plymouth – ready for occupation one flat remains. Contact Elena.

Work will begin shortly on the site in readiness for demolition and construction to begin in the New Year. It’s expected that the first affordable homes should be ready for occupation before the end of 2019.

Homes for sale! - See under Our Homes Page

Universal Credit - It's happening and could affect you - Click Here to find out more

SDR customer access to internet. SDR have a computer with internet access in the reception area of their head office at South Devon House. This is a free service to our customers, if you need to access the internet to support your Universal Credit claim. If you want to come in and use it, you can make an appointment with a member of the housing team.

HOMES FOR SALE - see sales section under 'Our Homes'

Forder Lane House provides quality residential care you can be confident of - Rooms available.

 The Care Quality Commission carried out an unannounced inspection of Forder Lane House.  Here is the Report

MyTenancy Home Page

Our latest tenant newsletter can be found on the Tenant Pages drop down under Newsletter

Services for other Landlords

We are able to offer quality management services to leaseholders and to other landlords operating in South Devon - please see our Management Services section 'About Us' for more details or call Steve Prime on 01803 86355