Major plans submitted for new Barnstaple ‘neighbourhood’

09:21 16 October 2012

The land boundary at Larkbear earmarked for development by Persimmon Homes and Elan Homes.

The land boundary at Larkbear earmarked for development by Persimmon Homes and Elan Homes.

Archant

Larkbear blueprint outlines proposals for 820 new homes on out-of-town greenfield site.

DEVELOPERS have submitted major plans for a new neighbourhood at Larkbear on the outskirts of Barnstaple.

The joint outline planning application by Persimmon Homes and Elan Homes proposes 820 homes on undeveloped land to the north and west of Lake village.

It follows public exhibitions in March and May this year, where local people were invited to view emerging plans for the site.

A planning statement submitted on behalf of the applicants by WYG Planning & Environment, said the site was considered to be a ‘highly sustainable location for a mixed use’.

It proposes up to 30 per cent affordable housing, and a ‘local centre’ for facilities such as a small shop, surgery, pharmacy, community hall and take-away.

A new primary school within the site could accommodate up to 205 pupils.

Primary access to the 58-hectare greenfield site would be via a new junction with the A361, with secondary vehicular access via Old Torrington Road.

Access to the south boundary of Petroc college would be for coaches only. The application also proposes closure of part of Lake Road to facilitate a new bus link to the train station.

The blueprint also details internal estate roads, footpath and cycleways, public open space, and a number of start-up business units and workshops.

The plans have undergone a period of public consultation that ends on November 8.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:39
Barnstaple will see in 2015 with a fireworks display, it has been confirmed.

Firms stump up the cash to help town see in 2015 in style.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:40
The Pride in Ilfracombe winners with their awards and Mayor, George Squires. Picture: Sam Scott

Unsung heroes and heroines of all ages step forward at the Pride in Ilfracombe Awards.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:46
The pups in their new home

Wildlife and Dinosaur Park team up with RSPCA to help seal pups

Read more
Yesterday, 11:39
Kevin Carlyle’s festive lights display in Springfield Road, Bickington. Picture: Submitted

Festive display pulls in the crowds – and donations for air ambulance.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Subscriptions
Reader travel
Advertise
Photo Orders
Competitions
Facebook
Twitter
North Devon Football League
North Devon Gazette E-edition

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition
North Devon�s trusted business finder