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(1) Land west of North Lane in Bickington, (about 5 hectares) as identified on Policies Map 1, is allocated for high quality residential development that includes:

(a) approximately 65 dwellings, the size and tenure of which will be reflective of local needs;

(b) private car parking for existing dwellings along Union Terrace; and

(c) provision within the site for physical infrastructure, community facilities, and green infrastructure required by the development, including a new village green.

(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 along Muddlebrook and elsewhere in Barnstaple;

(c) reinstate and enhance hedgerows along the northern boundary; and

(d) conserve the historic character, appearance and setting of Bickington Conservation Area and the setting of listed buildings off North Lane.

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

(a) provide vehicular access from North Lane, with improvements to the junction at Bickington Road; and

(b) facilitate connections for pedestrians and cyclists between Bickington and the Tarka Trail to improve opportunities for sustainable travel choices within and around Barnstaple.

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