Consultation on 750 new homes in Bideford

Consultations will be held for the Winsford Park site in Bideford, outlined here. Consultations will be held for the Winsford Park site in Bideford, outlined here.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
10:53 AM

Bloor Homes will be consulting with the public over plans for 750 new houses in Bideford.

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A PUBLIC exhibition will be held on Friday and Saturday to outline plans for around 750 new homes in Bideford.

Bloor Homes will be hosting the consultation for land at Winsford Park, which lies adjacent the Atlantic Park site where work on a new Premier Inn and McDonalds in underway.

People will be able to come along to Unit 34 in Atlantic Village on Friday from midday until 6pm and Saturday from 10am until 4pm.

The site is allocated for development in the North Devon and Torridge joint draft local plan.

Mike Kerton, the company’s planning manager, said: “Bloor Homes is committed to meaningful community consultation with the people of Bideford and with the residents of nearby parishes.

“We are responding to the local plan proposals identifying this land for around 750 homes. We are consulting now to enable residents to help shape our initial concepts for the site.

“The planning process is lengthy and housing – particularly affordable housing as well as the other economic benefits associated with both the housing and the local centre – are urgently required.”

Feedback will be collected both at the consultation event and via www.winsfordpark.co.uk.

1 comment

  • I, like hundreds of others in Bideford agree wholeheartedly with the comments made by Mr Dubber and Mrs Harrow in this weeks Gazette. Why do the planners think thousands of new homes in this area will improve it. What planet are they on. 70% of people buying houses here come from outside the area, why do they come, to escape concrete jungles traffic jams crime and other problems that vast housing estates create. We have no infrastructure for such developments, we have no jobs to offer people coming to the area, no manufacturing, no decent train links only roads too narrow for large lorries bringing construction traffic to the sites. Which has already caused a major headache in the Abbotsham Road where only 300 houses are in the process of being built. The Government keep saying in future we will have to import more food to feed our nation, so why are we selling up important agricultural land for yet more homes. However much any of us complain it will still happen, we complained about the College Park estate, but it is still going ahead. While certain individuals are making so much money out of it, nothing any of us can say will make any difference. Our beautiful Maritime town will no longer be a pleasant place to live.

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    a lowry

    Thursday, December 5, 2013

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