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Policy NOR09: Land South-West of Heywood Road Roundabout

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

(1) Land to the south-west of Heywood Road roundabout extending to about 10 hectares and as defined on Policies Map 8A is allocated for housing that includes:

(a) approximately 210 dwellings, providing a mix of housing type and size to reflect local need, including those of the area’s elderly population through an extra care facility and affordable housing.

(2) The site will be comprehensively developed in accordance with the following site specific development principles:

(a) a landscape structure that builds on and enhances existing assets, including the retention of the wooded aspects of the site, which provides for an integration of required green infrastructure;

(b) integrated pedestrian, cycle and public transport networks that provide connections to neighbouring residential areas;

(c) vehicular access provided from Heywood Road;

(d) retention of the contained Public Right of Way;

(e) maintained integrity of the contained and adjacent listed buildings, including regard to the protection of their settings; and

(f) enhanced on site management of surface water and drainage so as not to increase flood risk on the site and beyond, including as necessary contributions to secure improvements to the Kenwith Flood Risk Defence Scheme.

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