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

PUBLISHED: 14:24 01 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:28 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

UPDATE: The A361 Link Road has now reopened after a collision between a lorry and a car at Rackenford.

Read more
09:19

Fires are thought to have been started deliberately – police informed

Read more

Police, fire and ambulance services are on the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Roundswell, Barnstaple, during rush hour this morning.

Read more
13:22

Almost 200 turned out at Grosvenor Church on Monday to pay tribute to a ‘brilliant guy’

Read more

North Devon Hospice has produced a special, limited edition Monopoly board where you can purchase landmarks all around North Devon.

Read more

A Barnstaple woman has appeared in court on two charges relating to possession of a firearm in Barnstaple last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:42

Exciting new project could add a second floor and a cafe to Ilfracombe’s Museum

Read more
Saturday, March 25, 2017

A road sign and traffic cone were left on the route from Barnstaple to Exeter overnight on Tuesday

Read more
Friday, March 24, 2017

Treat Time opened its doors in Boutport Street earlier this month

Read more
Friday, March 24, 2017

After being closed for four months for refurbishment and maintenance, the museum welcomes back visitors tomorrow (Saturday, March 25)

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

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

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications