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Officer Decisions

Head of Economy, Enterprise and Skills - Keri Denton

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Approval is sought for Devon County Council to submit an outline planning application for the development of employment land, with full details for access and a park and change facility, at Roundswell (land south of the A39), Barnstaple.

Further information can be found here

Decision Taken:


Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The County Council-owned land has been identified as employment land, with adjacent Park & Ride, in North Devon and Torridge’s draft Local Plan.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

The land is held for “the purpose of promoting economic development or stimulating regeneration” in the County Council’s 2012 – 2017 Estates Strategy.  No other economically, commercially or socially advantageous use of the land has been suggested or identified since.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

None Known

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Decision Date:
20 February 2017

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: