PLANS for new homes and industrial units on the site of the former Torrington creamery have been rejected by a Government inspector. Torridge District Council planners twice turned down an application by Monarch Homes, initially for 125 homes and 10 indus

PLANS for new homes and industrial units on the site of the former Torrington creamery have been rejected by a Government inspector.Torridge District Council planners twice turned down an application by Monarch Homes, initially for 125 homes and 10 industrial units and later amended to 90 homes and 22 employment units.The developers went to appeal and a public inquiry was held last week. Now the inspector has also ruled against the development.The developers have pointed to the possibility of 220 new jobs.Torrington councillor Margaret Brown said: "I think this is good for Torrington as it gives an opportunity to market the site and encourage more industry. We do not need more housing that may not be affordable, but more employment to help sustain us.