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Policy ST06: Spatial Development Strategy for Northern Devon’s Sub-regional, Strategic and Main Centres

Local Plan, North Devon, North Devon and Torridge Local Plan, Torridge, Uncategorized

Development will be supported within the development boundaries of the Sub-regional, Strategic and Main Centres, as defined on the Policies Map in accordance with the following hierarchy:

Settlement Status North Devon Torridge Definition

Sub-regional Centre

Barnstaple

Barnstaple will be the focus for future growth in northern Devon. Significant levels of development will be accommodated in Barnstaple consistent with its scale and strategic importance as a service and employment centre, leading to increased self-containment to meet its own needs and those of the surrounding area.

Strategic
Centre

Bideford

Bideford will provide a focus for housing and employment development. Significant levels of development will be accommodated in Bideford consistent with its scale and its complementary role to Barnstaple. Sustainable development opportunities will be secured to increase self-containment and achieve balanced development to enable the town to meet its own needs and those of the surrounding area.

Main
Centres

Braunton and Wrafton, Ilfracombe, South Molton

Great Torrington, Holsworthy, Northam (inc. Appledore and Westward Ho!)

The Main Centres will support appropriate levels of growth that will increase the towns’ capacities to increase self-containment, to meet their own needs and those of surrounding communities where such is sought through the local vision.
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