Trayne Farm, Barnstaple

In April 2014 planning permission was granted by North Devon Planning Committee for the development of up to 80 new homes on a greenfield site on the northern edge of Barnstaple, Devon.

Working on behalf of our client Gleeson Developments, with a team of consultants including Planning Potential, Enderby Land and EAD, we have prepared the outline proposals for the site.

The site lies directly to the north of North Devon Hospital and the outline application was locally controversial due to transport, landscape and local amenity issues. North Devon Council planning committee member councillor Joe Tucker said in his 12 years on the committee the application ranked as “one of the most difficult” he had to make a decision on.

The scheme was subject to public consultation and we worked closely with the Council to agree parameters for the design of the development including the principles of siting and scale.