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

Plans for 110 Pilton homes given conditional approval

14:41 13 August 2014

Plans for new homes have been submitted to the council.

Plans for new homes have been submitted to the council.


Planning committee approve plan despite concerns over impact of traffic from multiple developments

OUTLINE plans for more than 100 new houses in Pilton have been given conditional approval by North Devon Council’s planning committee.

Members listened as 10 people spoke against the plans on Wednesday, which will see up to 110 homes built on land off Northfield Lane.

The plans brought before the committee were slightly revised after a deferral on a 115 home plan in May.

Councillors remain concerned about the cumulative impact which a number of developments in the nearby area could have on traffic around Pilton and filtering into Barnstaple.

In recent months, the council has approved 80 homes on a green field site next to North Devon District Hospital at Trayne Farm and a further 43 on the neighbouring Westaway Plain site.

In addition, planning consent for 101 houses on the hospital site, along with a staff campus of 112 apartments and 18 homes, was granted in 2012.

The district council’s draft local plan also earmarks an area to the south of the hospital for up to 200 homes.

After a lengthy debate, councillors agreed to give the plans – which still need to be finalised in detail – approval, pending a number of conditions.

Councillors voted by nine votes to two that no development will take place before a new roundabout at the hospital junction is built and also asked the county council highway authority to provide a more detailed and up-to-date traffic impact assessment, taking the number of developments currently in the pipeline into account.

Councillor Joe Tucker, who moved to approve, said: “It gives me great concern to hear Highways’ input.

“Every speaker this morning said they were concerned with the traffic in the area.”

Cllr David Worden said: “The highways situation is a disaster as far as I’m concerned. Pilton Causeway is a nightmare at times and this could be dangerous.”

And ward member Cllr Brian Greenslade labelled the highway authority’s response to concerns raised at May’s meeting as ‘a nonsense’ and ‘pie in the sky’.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Go North Devon staff and volunteers collecting for the SOS Appeal. Picture: Tony Freeman

Appeal to North Devon companies to help preserve ring and ride plus shopmobility services

Read more
Was this artwork created by a celebrity? Place your bid in the Children's Hospice SW charity online auction

Children’s Hospice South West hosts secret online charity auction

Read more
Yesterday, 17:20
Libby Ross of Devon and Severn IFCA tags a blonde ray in Bideford Bay. Picture: Steph Davies

Fishermen join tagging scheme to prove ray stocks are abundant off the North Devon coast

Read more
Yesterday, 15:25
Frederick and Agnes Reed

American family seeking to reunite their grandfather with his beloved wife, who is buried somewhere in Bideford

Read more
Yesterday, 13:38
North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Healthcare trust to keep impact on services minimal throughout industrial action

Read more
Yesterday, 12:39
The Coca-Cola Christmas lorry will be in Barnstaple Square until 8pm today. Picture: Andy Keeble

Famous red lorry brings festive cheer to town Square

Read more
Thu, 16:51
Fore Street Christmas market will be undercover this year. Picture: Sally Almond

Sunday’s event will go ahead as planned, but undercover in case of inclement weather

Read more
Thu, 15:19
The proposed hotel in Westward Ho!

Planning inspector overturns Torridge District Council decision to refuse ‘in principle’ plans for 15-bed ‘Whotel’

Read more
Thu, 12:05
Could Eleanor Grant's song In Your Arms be a Christmas number one?

Teenage singer’s song for new animated movie about the Louisa lifeboat launch makes its bid for festive chart success

Read more
Thu, 10:29
Abi Calvert and Darcy Baldock at the Ilfracombe Lighting of the Lights.

‘Best crowd in years’ as thousands gather to kick off ‘combe’s Christmas

Read more

Christmas in North Devon

Christmas in North Devon

Christmas Magazine

Click here for your ultimate guide to
Christmas in North Devon

Local Weather

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Devon

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications