New homes plan for Barnstaple garden centre

Plans for new homes have been submitted to the council.

Plans for new homes have been submitted to the council. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Planning consent would unlock St John’s relocation to Roundswell.

PLANS to demolish St John’s Garden Centre in Barnstaple to make way for 42 new homes have been submitted to North Devon Council.

An application submitted this week seeks consent to develop the existing site at Newport with a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes.

As reported by the Gazette in April, the business has already been given permission to build a brand new garden centre alongside the A39 at Roundswell.

Director Nick Oliver said the move was dependent on planning permission for the current site.


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According to a design statement submitted as part of the planning application, the development had been designed to minimise the impact on neighbouring properties.

Access would be via St John’s Lane.

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Members of the public have until November 15 to comment on the proposals.

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