‘Vision’ meeting for town
Councillors meet to discuss future of Barnstaple.
NORTH Devon Council Barnstaple ward members have met to discuss potential future growth for the town.
The ‘Visioning’ meeting at the Civic Centre focused on the Local Plan, a draft vision for future development in Barnstaple.
Councillors discussed a number of sites including Larkbear, Tews Lane and Portmore.
Andrew Austen, lead planning policy officer, said: “This was an informal meeting with the planning team.
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“Members considered potential sites that could be suitable to deliver housing and employment opportunities in the future.
“No decisions were made about specific sites.”
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Barnstaple is expected to have to accommodate around 5,000 new homes between now and 2026.
Speaking to the Gazette, Cllr Rodney Cann said that the the amount of land Barnstaple was expected to provide was among the chief concerns raised by members.
The increase in traffic and extra pressure on school and healthcare would present problems, he said.
Mr Cann said: “We have had no indication from Government about what provision is being made to expand services for health.”