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(1) Land at Mount Sandford Green, (about 9.5 hectares) as identified on Policies Map 1, is allocated for a sustainable, high quality, mixed use development that includes:

(a) approximately 175 dwellings, the size and tenure of which will be reflective of local needs;

(b) approximately 2.8 hectares of land for economic development at the northern part of the site; and

(c) 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) create a distinctive, safe, sustainable, high quality urban extension and new neighbourhood for Barnstaple;

(b) provide new business opportunities with good access to the A361;

(c) enhance and make connections to the existing network of local and strategic green infrastructure through and around the site, including provision of new or improved grade separated pedestrian and cycle links across the A361;

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

(e) 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 along the Coney Gut and elsewhere in Barnstaple; and

(f) safeguard the historic setting of the listed buildings at Whiddon.

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

(a) provide a new junction on the A361 to deliver the primary vehicular access to the development with a secondary vehicular access to the development from Landkey Road; and

(b) facilitate connections for pedestrians and cyclists between the proposed development and Fairacre Avenue to improve opportunities for sustainable travel choices within and around Barnstaple to reduce reliance on the private motor car

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