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Policy BAR02a: Old Torrington Road, Roundswell

Area specific policy, Local Plan, North Devon, North Devon and Torridge Local Plan, Torridge

(1) Land east of Old Torrington Road, (about 6 hectares) as identified on Policies Map 1, is allocated for a sustainable, high quality development that includes:

(a) approximately 138 dwellings, the size and tenure of which will be reflective of local needs; and

(b) provision within the site for physical infrastructure, community facilities, and green infrastructure required by the development.

(2) The site will be developed to deliver the following site specific development principles:

(a) provide a mix of house types, tenures and sizes of open market and affordable homes contributing towards the identified local needs;

(b) provide a sustainable water strategy that reduces water usage, manages surface water runoff through water storage and sustainable drainage systems to reduce the risk of flooding elsewhere in Barnstaple; and

(c) safeguard an area of woodland on the boundary immediately east of the Crematorium for the future extension of the existing memorial garden.

(3) The transport and connectivity strategy for the site will:

(a) provide vehicular access from Old Torrington Road; and

(b) provide a footpath and cycle link between the development site and Larkbear strategic extension (BAR02) through the Larkbear Plantation.

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