Houghton Barton covers an area of 160 hectares of land to the west of Newton Abbot. The site is bounded by the A382, A382 and A38. The area has been allocated for a mix of residential and employment development as part of the adopted Teignbridge Local Plan, with the site expected to deliver 1,800 houses and 18ha employment (including Hele Park).
The Houghton Barton Package is a set of proposed measures which supports the Houghton Barton development and allows it to be constructed and occupied whilst mitigating the worst of the impacts on the transport network.
The Houghton Barton Package as submitted for approval comprises two key elements:
- A new road through the Houghton Barton development connecting the A382 at Forches Cross and the A383 at Howton Lane (known as Houghton Barton Avenue or A382-A383 connection); and
- Off-road cycle facilities on the A383 connecting new developments to Newton Abbot.
The A382-A383 Connection will provide an attractive alternative route between the A382 and A383 which will relieve pressure on the local highway network including the A383 and through the area of Highweek. It will provide additional highway capacity to enable traffic from the Houghton Barton development to be accommodated, and will link the development directly to the A382.
The off-road cycle facilities in the form of a shared use path will encourage the use of sustainable modes between Houghton Barton and Newton Abbot reducing the traffic impact of the development and having a positive impact on traffic conditions on the existing road network.
The A382 – A383 link is comprised of 3 elements:-
- The first 0.46km from the A382, which is being delivered by Devon County Council as part of the complementary A382 widening Growth Deal Project.
- The next 0.79km, as far as the boundary of the Houghton Barton development, which is being delivered by Devon County Council as part of this Growth Deal project.
- The final 0.93km through the Houghton Barton development, which is being delivered by the developer as part of this Growth Deal project.
Growth Deal Funding: £2.9m