A new display describing draft proposals that could lead to more than 250 new homes in Barnstaple is now on show at the Civic Centre. The display describes how land on the current North Devon College site could be developed once the college moves to Seven

A new display describing draft proposals that could lead to more than 250 new homes in Barnstaple is now on show at the Civic Centre.The display describes how land on the current North Devon College site could be developed once the college moves to Seven Brethren, and accompanies North Devon Council's draft development brief.A development brief describes how the council thinks an area of land should be used and gives builders and developers guidance when they are preparing plans to develop an area.Before the brief is completed the council is asking North Devon folk to give their opinions on how the land at Sticklepath should be used when the college moves. Comments should be sent to the council by April 10.In the draft development brief the 7.7-hectare site at Sticklepath has been described as suitable for a mix of housing with at least 30 per cent of the homes being affordable. It also says public open space, on-site parking, roads and cycle paths should be provided.Cllr Des Brailey, North Devon Council's lead member for Community and Spatial Planning, says: "If there are residents who have views and ideas about how the area should be developed, this is the ideal opportunity for them to get in touch and have their say."The display will be in the Civic Centre's foyer until Thursday ,April 10. Copies of the draft development brief are available at the Civic Centre on line at www.northdevon.gov.uk/localplan, in public libraries, and at the Ilfracombe and South Molton Community Offices. To comment on the brief go to http://northdevon-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/dbndc/dbndc.