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Up to 200 new homes proposed for Appledore

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 January 2012

Plans for a new residential development could be submitted for Appledore

Plans for a new residential development could be submitted for Appledore

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A request for a scoping opinion has been submitted for up to 200 houses in Appledore

A SCOPING opinion has been requested from Torridge District Council on a proposal for a residential development of up to 200 houses in Appledore.

The 7.24 hectare site occupies land to the west of Hubbastone Road, and is almost adjacent to the proposed Torridge Marina development announced last week.

The proposal has been submitted by IJP Planning Consultants on behalf of developer Keith Curtis.

Managing Director Ian Jewson said: “The council has outlined plans to put housing on this land as part of their regeneration scheme, and the proposal is for up to 200 houses, although the exact amount is still to be decided.”

The agricultural site, located within a Coastal Preservation Area, is dependent on a landscape and visual assessment.

Should this and the marina plans get the go ahead, the area could see nearly 500 new homes built between Appledore and Northam.

Mr Jewson said the two proposals were unrelated.

In May last year, 230 people visited a public consultation on the plans.

2 comments

  • And what will all these new homeowners be doing for work when they get here (or are they all to be second homes?) I cannot get my head round why developers want to build here for the moment at least. There's precious little work here, and if local people chose to buy into these homes whose going to buy their old one? Some properties sit on the market for years in North Devon.

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    JWPepper

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

  • Excellent news about the marina project. I find it difficult to understand why some people are so negative about developing this unattractive piece of wet land.

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    Paul Tutt

    Thursday, January 19, 2012

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