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Plans submitted for 550 new houses in Bideford

PUBLISHED: 12:15 12 March 2014

How the proposed development could look on land south of Clovelly Road.

How the proposed development could look on land south of Clovelly Road.

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The 85 acre site south of Clovelly Road could make way for up to 550 new homes, a primary school and commercial use.

The site of the proposals for up to 550 new homes in the Clovelly Road Park development. The site of the proposals for up to 550 new homes in the Clovelly Road Park development.

OUTLINE plans for up to 550 houses, commercial units and a new primary school in Bideford have been submitted to Torridge District Council this week.

Proposals for the Clovelly Road Park development on 85 acres of land to the rear of Atlantic Village were first revealed by the Gazette in November.

Dozens of people turned out to a consultation on the plans by developers Linden Homes, with many saying they feared for the loss of green space.

A planning application for the 13.77 hectare site with 1.5 hectares of commercial use land will be sited opposite the proposed Premier Inn and McDonalds development.

The plans also include land for a primary school which would be used for sports pitches or a further 50 residential units if not needed.

The residential dwellings are set to comprise of two, three and four-bedroom houses, flats above garages and shops.

Torridge District Council is expected to make a decision on the application by May 23.

• What do you think of the plans? Write to us at sarah.howells@archant.co.uk, or our Opinion page at North Devon Gazette, Unit 3, Old Station Road, Barnstaple, EX32 8PB.

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