Plans lodged to build houses on the South Molton site and move the business

Plans have been lodged to build 14 new homes at Quince Honey Farm and move the business to a new site.

The application has been lodged in the name of Ian Wallace at the attraction and seeks to build six houses on the northern part of the site on North Road and then use the sale of those to finance moving the business to a new site by the Link Road.

The second phase would add the eight other dwellings and a third phase in another application would seek to develop the historic site into apartments.

The main building, Grade II listed Beech House, was constructed in the 19th century and was once the South Molton workhouse.

The scheme would provide a new public space for the neighbourhood: the proposed ‘South Molton Workhouse Piazza’.

The 14 two storey homes would include six detached houses and eight semi-detached, most with three bedrooms.

The proposed site around Quince Honey Farm is currently used as a car park, as well as a service yard for the business.

It is proposed to build a new shared surface access road to connect the site to North Road.

During the first phase of construction Quince Honey Farm would continue to operate as normal.

Once the first six are built, the money would be used to move the attraction to a new purpose built facility closer to the A361.

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