‘No sanity’ after plans for 80 homes plan approved for Pilton

13:08 16 April 2014

Permission has been granted for 80 new homes on land at Trayne Hill next to Barnstaple hospital.

Permission has been granted for 80 new homes on land at Trayne Hill next to Barnstaple hospital.

Archant

North Devon Council planners give the green light for controversial proposals.

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 80 news homes at a green field site next to Barnstaple hospital have been given the go ahead by councillors today (Wednesday).

This morning’s meeting of the planning committee saw a vote for conditional approval of outline plans for the Trayne Farm site on the hill overlooking the North Devon District Hospital junction.

At a meeting last month it had been agreed to defer any decision on the site at off Roborough Road until plans for a £1million roundabout at the junction were finalised.

The application from Gleeson Developments Ltd intends to create 80 homes plus gardens, parking, services, infrastructure and public open space on the field site, which is currently used for grazing.

The council has received 123 letters of objection and representation regarding the scheme, many claiming inadequate consultation by developers, as well as fears the hospital junction will not be able to cope with the extra traffic, plus flooding concerns and issues with overlooking and loss of privacy.

Pilton West and Shirwell parish councils both recommended refusal, as did Barnstaple Town Council.

North Devon Councillor Rodney Cann has just tweeted from the planning meeting: “Trayne Hill application is conditionally approved. Is there no hope that sanity will win the day for this lovely hillside site?”

Today’s decision is for outline permission - no work will begin until planners have approved a full, detailed application.

Other developments which have been proposed for the Pilton area include up to 115 houses on land off Northfield Lane, across the road from North Devon District Hospital, plus 43 new homes on adjacent land at Westaway Plain.

1 comment

  • It might be that the fault lies with NDC themselves. Ask your councillors where is their current 5 Year Housing Land Supply statement. Without it in place NDC will always struggle to object.

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    TR

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News Stories

16:55

Council says it will have 14 per cent less money in 2015-16 following the Government’s financial settlement announcement.

Read more
16:51
The Seaflow turbine when it was in place at Lynmouth.

MP calls on Government to promote the region in the face of stiff European competition.

Read more
13:27
The fallen van in Church Road. Picture: Paul Barnard.

Ford Transit left teetering after falling into Church Road.

Read more
11:24
Geoffrey Cox MP QC, Dan Garnett owner of Clovelly Fish, Tony Rutherford owner Bideford Fisheries. Picture: tidyeyepress.com.

Despite proposed reductions, the EU will keep most quotas the same for North Devon boats in 2015, much to the relief of fishermen.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 7°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