Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Plans for 100 houses in Barnstaple shared with residents

14:24 01 August 2014

Residents hear from a Taylor Wimpey representative, with (back) councillors Lesley Brown and Julie Hunt

Residents hear from a Taylor Wimpey representative, with (back) councillors Lesley Brown and Julie Hunt

Archant

Dozens attend consultation meeting on outline plans for site south of Goodleigh Road

The outline plans for the site, south of Goodleigh RoadThe outline plans for the site, south of Goodleigh Road

DOZENS of residents flocked to a consultation meeting on outline plans for 100 homes to the south of Goodleigh Road in Barnstaple last night (Thursday).

Locals were generally opposed to the scheme, which would follow another development nearby on the North side of the road.

Ward member Councillor Lesley Brown and deputy mayor Cllr Julie Hunt also attended the meeting, at St John’s Community Centre in Rose Lane, to here more about the plans and talk to residents.

Mrs Hunt said: “There are no facilities in the area and nothing outlined for where people in 100 homes might go for doctors or schools.”

Local resident Jill Jarrett raised concerns over drainage, while Mel Simpson was worried about the impact the development could have on traffic on Goodleigh Road.

Chris Brownscombe, who lives on the road and attended the meeting with his wife, Alison, said: “We don’t agree with it at all.

“I think the developers have been allowed to put in for planning because the council don’t have a five year plan and they’re leaving it open for houses we don’t necessarily need.”

A Taylor Wimpey spokesman said: “Our public consultation event was a real success and we had some useful and positive discussions with local residents, councillors and other key stakeholders about our emerging development scheme.

“All comments will be taken on board to help us refine our proposals before we finalise an outline planning application, which we are aiming to submit later in the year.”

The consultation is open until August 14. People can log on to www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/goodleigh-road to have their say on the plans.

Other News Stories

09:18
The Gazette took a tour through the keyhole at Seafield House in Westward Ho! Pictures: Sarah Howells

The ‘haunted house’ in Merley Road, Westward Ho! will be going up for auction tomorrow (Wednesday).

Read more
Bideford Bike Show. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Around 2,000 bikers are set to flood Bideford Quay this weekend - as well as music, stalls and a raffle all in aid of charity.

Read more
Brian Hogg is getting ready for the Coddon Hill challenge.

Bishops Tawton man is rallying support to help fill Codden Hill for a North Devon cancer charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:50
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Northam man, 67, receives long driving ban after his third drink driving conviction in 10 years.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:55
Braunton Co-Op store (left).

Barnstaple man, 28, admitted twice walking into shop and leaving without paying for meat.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:36
Jenny March after

Jenny March met an Olympic silver medalist when she was shortlisted for national recognition of her four-stone weight loss.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:44
The hybrid energy park at Stibb Cross would combine sun and wind energy.

New 18,000 panel sun park will be build next to exisiting wind farm in Torridge to create new ‘hybrid’ energy park.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:35
Students from Park School passed out of the phoenix project at Barnstaple Fire Station

A group of Park Community School students have learnt the skills needed to become fire fighters.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:25
Pupils and teachers help cut the turf as construction of the new junior school in South Molton gets under way. Picture: Submitted

Work to replace outdated junior school starts at Exeter Gate site

Read more
Yesterday, 09:01
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

The 47-year-old from Northam pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children at North Devon Magistrates’ Court.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications