In February 2018, North Devon Council was successful in two bids for HIF.

Both awards were subject to appropriate checks but in principle, we were awarded £6,500,000 to bring forward the primary school on the Ilfracombe Southern extension development and £2,080,000 to bring forward the roundabout serving the Westacott development proposals in Barnstaple.

Update - November 2018


We have been working with all partners to progress this project. We have now received confirmation from Homes England that we have secured the funding and are finalising the conditions attached to this. We are working with Devon County Council (DCC) to understand how the school will be delivered. This will be the subject of full, statutory public consultation. Outline planning permission has been granted for the whole scheme and we are working with the developer of the first phase to progress the reserved matters application, required for development to progress on site.


This award is not as far forward as the Ilfracombe scheme and is still going through the necessary checks. We are working with DCC and the land promoter to provide the information that Homes England require to do this. In the meantime, the outline planning application has been submitted and is being considered by the Planning team.