New homes approved in Bideford, Winkleigh and Northam

PUBLISHED: 15:03 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 15 May 2018

Riverbank House.

Riverbank House.


Several new housing developments have been approved by Torridge District Council officers.

In a report to the council’s plans committee meeting on Thursday, a list of delegated planning approvals included 60 new homes in Bideford and 70 in Winkleigh.

The plans for up to 61 homes on land east and west of Manteo Way in East-the-Water were approved in February, after being submitted two years previously.

Also approved were proposals for up to 70 new homes at Kingsley Plastics Ltd in Western Barn Road in Winkleigh.

The plans for the site were approved by council officers in April.

Council officers gave the go-ahead to plans to develop the former Fairlea residential home in Northam into nine new apartments and five houses.

The proposals were submitted in May last year after the home closed in November 2014 and had stood vacant since.

Also approved by delegated decision were the reserved matters for 100 new dwellings at Atlantic Park in Bideford.

The outline proposals for the site were approved by council officers in November 2017 – something plans committee member Peter Christie said he found ‘astonishing’.

During the plans committee meeting on Thursday, councillors granted permission to turn Torrington’s former meat factory into new homes and commercial space.

They also provisionally rejected plans for 181 new homes in Torrington and a separate application for a 58-home holiday village in Northam.

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