Devon house-building projects 'to create up to 1,000 jobs'

Ermington homes
Image caption Four bedroom detached homes take shape in Ermington

Plans to build 600 new homes in Devon have been announced by a national property developer.

David Wilson Homes said the project would support about 1,000 jobs over the next three years.

The company said the majority of jobs created would "be filled by local people".

Four of the housing developments would be in Exeter with others planned or taking place in Plymouth, Ermington, Newton Abbot and Ivybridge.

The majority of the new houses will be detached, the firm said.

It confirmed some of the new homes would be "affordable" but did not specify how many.

A spokesman for Exeter City Council said: "These developments will contribute to meeting general housing need in Exeter.

"The planning approvals for the four sites come with planning requirements on the provision of on and off-site affordable housing and other infrastructure improvements, such as schools and transport, to serve the developments."