Major eco homes plan for Barnstaple to be decided?

The Mount Sandford Green site on the outskirts of Barnstaple.

The Mount Sandford Green site on the outskirts of Barnstaple. - Credit: Archant

Plans for 250 ‘green’ homes plus a business ‘innovation park’ at Mount Sandford Green go before councillors this Wednesday.

A £280million scheme for 250 ‘eco friendly’ homes plus a business park on the outskirts of Barnstaple go before councillors tomorrow (Wednesday).

Mount Sandford Green, as the proposed development on land between the Link Road and Portmore Golf Course is known, will be debated at this morning’s meeting of North Devon Council’s planning committee.

The recommendation is for approval and the 12 hectare site would become one of the largest ‘Passivhaus’ developments in Europe, filled with the German-made ‘green’ homes.

The application submitted by Loosemore also features space for an ‘innovation park’, with the potential for a variety of businesses.

Find out the decisions from the meeting for this and other major plans for Barnstaple on our website at

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