Outline planning permission granted for up to 400 homes at Westward Ho!

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Local councillors in North Devon have voted by seven votes to one to approve our layout proposal for up to 400 new homes in Westward Ho!

Hilary Kolinsky

Torridge District Council Planning Committee has voted by 7 to 1 in favour of our Outline application for NG Homes for up to 400 new dwellings on a site off Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!

The site is already allocated for housing in the Local Plan, and now has the green light for development with a mix of houses, bungalows and flats, including 30% affordable homes.  Studio Skein’s layout developed in response to a number of factors, including the site’s ecology and proximity to the nearby Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

A key feature of the scheme is a linear park which forms a green spine through the development providing trees, play and amenity space for residents, as well as a wildlife corridor for flora and fauna. This creates an orienting feature and a pleasant sense of place, whilst also serving the local ecology with avenues and swales linking to a biodiversity field including a pond and allotments.