‘Urban Extension’ on the cards

09:52 04 July 2012

New homes

New homes

Archant

An outline planning application is being prepared for up to 950 new homes.

PLANS for an ‘urban extension’ to a North Devon town are on the cards outlining the creation of up to 950 new homes.

The land between Abbotsham Road and Clovelly Road in Bideford was earmarked for a future residential development in the North Devon and Torridge Joint Core Strategy.

The site borders the location of the proposed Atlantic Park development of a Premier Inn, Brewers Fayre restaurant and a McDonalds’s.

The strategy outlines the need for 1,500 new dwellings, including affordable housing, on the 68 hectare site.

Bloor Homes Ltd, which controls the land, submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping opinion to Torridge District Council this week.

This stated that Bloor Homes would not achieve the 1,500 dwellings and would instead apply for ‘up to 950’.

When submitted, the outline planning proposal is expected to include the residential development as well as a ‘local centre’ and areas of open space.

The strategy also outlines the need for ‘integrated community uses including a new primary school’ and improved links between the two main roads.

The EIA will assess the positive and negative impacts of the possible development.

1 comment

  • Since there isn't a significant homelessness problem here surely there isn't need for these homes? Who's going to buy them anyway, to attract people to the area and buy houses you first need plentiful well paid jobs for them to take up. Surely it would make sense to reduce the housing numbers and give a significant area over for small and medium size business developments?

    Report this comment

    JWPepper

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Other News Stories

16:24
The five Peoples' Postcode lottery winners Mike Cooper-Yeoman, Julie Baron, Maurice Dayman, Brenda Budden and Tom Stevens. Picture: Malcolm Rouse.

Families in the same street looking forward to Christmas after winning the Peoples’ Postcode Lottery

Read more
Hundreds lined Pilton's high street to say their final goodbyes to Green Man festival organiser Hamish Patrick

Hundreds of people lined Pilton Street today (Monday) to pay tribute to Green Man Festival organiser Hamish Patrick, who died earlier this month.

Read more
12:18

Man transferred to Derriford following collision with Ford Focus.

Read more
11:51
Jeremy Thorpe's trademark trilby hat on the coffin as it leaves the church. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

‘Wit, zeal and sheer panache’ is how former North Devon MP Nick Harvey described his former mentor Jeremy Thorpe at his funeral on Wednesday.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Subscriptions
Reader travel
Advertise
Photo Orders
Competitions
Facebook
Twitter
North Devon Football League
North Devon Gazette E-edition

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition
North Devon�s trusted business finder