Plans for 100 new homes at Roundswell

New homes plan is submitted for Roundswell in Barnstaple.

New homes plan is submitted for Roundswell in Barnstaple. - Credit: Archant

Development of Glenwood Farm site would help fund new purpose-built premises for the farm machinery firm.

MAJOR proposals for nearly 100 news homes at Roundswell in Barnstaple have been submitted to North Devon Council planners.

The outline plans for the Easterbrook Tractors site at Old Bideford Road detail provision for up to 92 open market and affordable houses, as well as a new junction, road modifications and 15,000 sq ft of employment land.

A planning statement submitted on behalf of landowners David and Roger Easterbrook and Redrow Homes said the development would help fund new purpose-built premises for the farm machinery maintenance and export business.

The firm has operated from the Glenwood Farm site for more than 25 years.


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A design and access statement submitted as part of the application said affordable housing would be integrated into the development and transferred to a local housing association.

It said: “This will be a significant contribution to the acknowledged need for affordable housing in Barnstaple.”

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The blueprint also safeguards a corridor for a potential new link road from the A39 to the B3233 Bickington Road, a highway priority already earmarked by Devon County Council.

But the statement adds: “Due to the uncertainty of the link road, access to the site will be made via a new roundabout on Old Bideford Road and the existing connection with Tews Lane.

“The employment sector will continue to be served by an improved vehicle access from Brynsworthy Lane.”

Members of the public have until May 3 to comment on the proposals.

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