Marine energy park and ‘maritime employment campus’ among ambitious plans proposed for longstanding North Devon brownfield site

The Yelland power station siteThe Yelland power station site

Major plans have been lodged for the transformation of the old Yelland power station site.

Today (Friday) developer Yelland Quay Limited submitted its plans for regenerating the site to North Devon Council.

It is proposing to create 280 new homes plus a maritime employment campus and marine energy park.

It also seeks permission for a café and public car park together with a sports pitch.

Agent Matt Steart of Woodward Smith Architects said significant improvements were also proposed for the junction off the B3233 main road.

The 90-acre site is thought to be the largest brownfield site in North Devon.

At a public consultation to unveil the plans in March 2015, developers said work would involve raising the ground level by two metres, restoring the jetty, enhancing access to the Tarka Trail and providing a 'social hub' plus cycle hire services.

The proposals also included plans to regenerate the former ash beds for use as a nature reserve.