House builder seeks consent for 34 new homes in town centre.

Plans have been submitted for 34 retirement flats in South Molton.

House builder McCarthy & Stone hopes to transform the vacant site behind Moors Yard with one and two bedroom specialist age-exclusive apartments.

The site already has planning consent for 14 new houses.

The plans, which also include 34 car parking spaces, landscaping and amenity space, were unveiled at a public exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in December.

Around 40 local people attended to discuss the proposals.

Shane Paull, McCarthy & Stone’s regional managing director, said: “The exhibition had a very positive feel and I think that was because of the time we spent carefully researching the architecture and character of the South Molton area and engaging with local people at an early stage.

“The site is ideally located close to the town centre and our proposed scheme is of a high quality, which respects the heritage of the local area.”