Updated plans for a 161-home complex in Fremington near the Tarka Trail have been sent for consideration.Â
Vistry Homes Ltd, a Kent-based developer behind the plans, hopes to build the homes, which could include 48 affordable properties, alongside six hectares of public open space including a new football pitch and wildflower meadow.Â
The proposals involve demolishing 18 St Andrews Road to create access into the site. Â
An earlier masterplan was submitted last year. The developer says it has made a number of â€˜significant changesâ€™ since as a result of feedback from both the public and local councils.Â
They argue that the development would not result in a â€˜significantâ€™ increase in traffic, saying there would be a maximum of 81 vehicle movements per hour during peak times.Â
Victoria Trotman, strategic planning director at Vistry, said: â€œThe new homes are in a highly sustainable location, close to good transport links and Fremingtonâ€™s existing amenities.Â
â€œThe new homes will also provide significant direct investment in local health and education services, as well as supporting hundreds of jobs in construction, many of them local contractors.â€Â
North Devon Council is expected to consult the public on the updated proposals shortly.
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