New plans for village housing development

Joseph Bulmer

West Buckland homes scheme amended by developer

REVISED plans for nine new homes in West Buckland have been submitted to North Devon Council planners.

Applicant Pearce (Barnstaple) is also seeking change of use permission to create a new “village green” on agricultural land in the centre of the village to the east of St Peter’s Church.

As part of the new proposals, the company has enlarged the boundary of the development site at North Barton.

Two of the new houses would be affordable two-bed homes, one of which would be available to social housing tenants.

An original proposal for 11 homes was submitted in 2009.

The scheme has been subject to extensive community involvement and a second public consultation was held in the village in May this year.

Villagers have raised concerns about the limitations of the existing road from the A361 North Devon Link Road.