Yes, you a right Chris; those cranes on the outskirts of Corvera Town which can be viewed from Corvera Golf are apartments. We too went to have a quick wander and found not only are they building on the edge but are renovating in some places in-between.
We also noticed traffic lights as you enter Corvera Town from the A30 which we do not remember being there two years ago. Saying that, we noticed only a few shops open including a very small convenience store and a Butchers which is on the road opposite you as you are waiting for the traffic lights to change and to turn left for Corvera Golf.
Sorry Dave, can't confirm anything regarding the bus situation as we didn't see any buses or stops whilst we were visiting. I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before the whole area will reap the benefits of not only having a complex like Corvera, but also the airport which will in turn increase the chances of public transport being more readily available.