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Consultation opens on Yelland homes plan

17:44 04 September 2012

A view of the master plan for the vision of

A view of the master plan for the vision of 'Yelland Park' at West Yelland.

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Vision scheme for West Yelland, including 600 homes, employment land and potential community facilities goes on display to public this week.

A wide ranging vision for the future of land at West Yelland goes on display from tomorrow (Wednesday) in a two day public consultation.

Proposals include up to 600 homes of varying size, around three hectares of ‘employment land’, plus potentially a new primary school, community centre, medical facilities and a combined local shop and post office.

Representatives of developer Welbeck Strategic Land LLP and its consultancy team will be at a mobile display unit on the old filling station site at the junction of Power Station Road between 12 noon-8pm today and 10am-6pm on Thursday.

Spokesman Dan Bramwell said they were keen to find out what people would like to see on the ‘Yelland Park’ site.

“At the moment we are nowhere near a planning application, all we are doing is giving people the opportunity to come forward,” he said.

“The site is a draft allocation in the council’s Core Strategy which addresses growth for the next 20 years. We believe it can deliver a lot of the supporting infrastructure and services that will be needed in the locality in the future. The purpose of the consultation is to listen to people’s views and explain how we can address any concerns.”

As part of a 20 year plan for the site, the developer says land would ‘be made available’ for potential facilities such as a school, community centre and shops.

But local county, district and parish councillor Rodney Cann says he fears it is ‘full of promises with very little substance to back it up’.

“It’s all very well identifying the site for a school but Devon County Council has no money to build a school or is even looking to build it,” he said.

“I have not seen the detailed plans yet, but if to me they are contemplating using the existing highway network, which appears likely, this would be a real nightmare traffic scenario – I think the vision I would have is of complete grid-locked traffic in the entire Fremington area.

“The other concern is the impact on the estuary which is of international importance and a very sensitive area. In effect it would be a new settlement built right on the estuary.”

Those unable to attend the consultation can email comments to dan.bramwell@btinternet.com.

Welbeck says comments received will be studied by the project design team to consider how the master plan can be improved.

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