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Proposed 'neighbour' development near Chivenor could create 900 jobs

By This is NorthDevon  |  Posted: February 12, 2013

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A PROPOSED major development near Braunton could provide more than 900 new jobs.

Plans have been submitted to North Devon Council by the Warwickshire-based St Francis Group for an employment-led scheme on land at Chivenor Cross, between the A361 and RMB base.

It offers flexible employment space that can be used in a wide variety of ways and adapted over time to accommodate starter units through to established businesses and headquarters.

The plans also include provision for up to 150 dwellings, offering a choice of type, size and tenure including open market and affordable homes.

A new multi-purpose hub is proposed of 400 sqm which could accommodate facilities such as a creche, small food store, bike hire or cafe and sandwich bar.

There will also be play areas and informal open space.

Local Plan policy over recent years has indicated a need for employment provision and housing in the Braunton and Wrafton area.

The proposed scheme would connect with existing housing in the vicinity to form a stronger Chivenor community.

The new plans also propose a new roundabout with the A361 and access roads and on-site vehicle, cycle and pedestrian routes.

Also proposed is a new park and ride car park.

Local people have until March 7 to submit their views to the council.

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  • Sue200  |  February 12 2013, 8:41AM

    The article states that there will be provision for a new roundabout but nothing about any road upgrading to take the traffic this development will inevitably create. The A361 is already a slow and congested road in the summer months.

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