New Barnstaple housing development to be decided by council

A map of the proposed Wainhomes development off Goodleigh Road, to the north of Gorwell in Barnstapl

A map of the proposed Wainhomes development off Goodleigh Road, to the north of Gorwell in Barnstaple. - Credit: Archant

Scaled down plans for Goodleigh Road to go before council.

AMMENDED plans for a new housing development off Goodleigh Road in Barnstaple are set to be determined by North Devon Council.

Wainhomes (South West) Holdings Limited has scaled back original proposals for 182 homes.

The scheme was rejected at appeal in February and a new plan for 62 homes submitted in the summer has since been slashed to 51 properties.

The current plan covers a third of the former site and focuses on a five acre section bounded by Goodleigh Road to the south and two properties, Tollgate Cottage and Wellclose, on the south eastern.


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A statement accompanying the proposal said the scheme had evolved following the previous refusal.

Wainhomes said the design has been adjusted following discussions with planning officers and comments from statutory consultees.

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It said: “The revised layout has addressed a number of comments raised during consultation.

“The scheme still allows for much needed affordable housing in the area. By reducing the number of plots the scheme will have less of a visual impact on the area.

Councillors will meet on Wednesday, January 8 to decide the application.

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