PLANS for a multi million pound care village" at Northam have met with furious objection from local residents - but councillors have been recommended to approve it when they meet on Thursday (January 15.) The Raleigh Hill scheme from Marchmont Ltd seeks

PLANS for a multi million pound "care village" at Northam have met with furious objection from local residents - but councillors have been recommended to approve it when they meet on Thursday (January 15.)The Raleigh Hill scheme from Marchmont Ltd seeks to create complex of 84 retirement apartments plus a care home and communal facilities.Torridge District Council has received 239 letters of objection. The major concern seems to bean increase on traffic in the area, with inadequate provision for pedestrians.The apartments have been likened to "army barracks" and many objectors feel the care village was out of keeping and would have an adverse impact on the surrounding area.The planning committee meets at Riverfront House at 2pm. It has been advised to approve the plans subject to various conditions and a £1.2 million contribution from developers, because the regeneration benefits out weighed the objections.