The 750-home development will also include shops, business units, a primary school and health centre

An artist's impression of a street in the new Ilfracombe southern extension scheme.An artist's impression of a street in the new Ilfracombe southern extension scheme.

Plans for Ilfracombe’s Southern Extension have been given the green light by North Devon Council (NDC).

An amended application for the 750-home development, which includes changes to the mix of land use, was given the go-ahead by planning officers on Wednesday.

The application also includes community facilities including shops, business units, a primary school and a health centre.

Approval has also been given for playing fields on land adjoining the Southern Extension site.

Looking across the Ilfracombe Southern Extension site. Picture: North Devon CouncilLooking across the Ilfracombe Southern Extension site. Picture: North Devon Council

NDC’s chief planning officer, Mike Kelly, said: “This is a major development for Ilfracombe and North Devon, bringing with it many new facilities for the area.

“We have worked closely with the applicants throughout the planning process on the development so far and will continue to do so as it moves forward in the future.”

Plans were amended by Inox Property Group in December, when they took lead on the development in place of Damien Hurst’s Resign company.