Help us protect the special qualities of Leadengate

Posted on: 1 March 2016

People are being asked to have their say and help protect the distinctive character and appearance of Leadengate in Croyde.

It’s part of a project between North Devon Council and the local community to produce a draft document called ‘The Leadengate Design Guide’, which identifies and describes key design features that contribute to the area’s special character.

To help with this, a public consultation starts today (Tuesday 1 March) to find out the opinions of local residents on the contents of the draft guide.

Local Ward Member for Georgeham and Mortehoe, Councillor Pat Barker, says: “It’s been a privilege to be involved with this project, working closely with the local community and the parish council. The design guide isn’t here to prevent development and change but to recognise and respect the special characteristics of Leadengate. It is hoped that following the consultation the guide will be adopted by the council and referred to when considering planning applications and guiding development proposals for the area.”

Local Ward Member for Georgeham and Mortehoe, Councillor Malcolm Wilkinson, says: “It’s great that projects like this take place. It’s very important to take into consideration the views of local residents and particularly the parish council when planning for the future.”

Lead Member for Strategic Planning at North Devon Council, Councillor Jeremy Yabsley, says: “Public consultation is a very important part of the planning process. Consultations such as this allow us as a planing authority to make sure we include everything that is considered special about an area. After all, everyone has a different opinion about what makes an area special, so we would like as many people as possible to take part in this consultation, so that nothing is missed.”

Members of the public have until 11 April to take part in the consultation and can do so by visiting our website. Paper copies are also available at:

  • Lynton House, Barnstaple
  • The Ilfracombe Centre
  • The Amory Centre in South Molton
  • public libraries in Barnstaple, Braunton and Ilfracombe

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