Bid to retain mobile homes at Dunkeswell farm thrown out

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 January 2018

Planner refused a bid to retain two mobile homes and storage container at Brookside Farm in Dunkeswell.

Planner refused a bid to retain two mobile homes and storage container at Brookside Farm in Dunkeswell.


District planners said keeping the mobile homes would harm the surrounding countryside.

A bid to keep two mobile homes at a Honiton farm for security officers to work in has been refused by district planners.

Applicant Robert Hemans also sought to retain a storage container at Brookside Farm in Dunkeswell.

However, in a refusal notice posted by East Devon District Council, planners said the mobile homes would have an ‘intrusive’ impact on the site’s surrounding environment.

In the notice, the council said: “The mobile homes are in an isolated and unsustainable location in the open countryside and no essential need or special circumstances have been demonstrated to justify their retention.

“Furthermore, they are an unsympathetic form of development which intrude on the countryside and fail to conserve the landscape and scenic beauty of the area.”

The council added that ‘in the absence of any robust evidence of need’, and given the ‘harm to the landscape of the AONB’, the proposal was contrary to several strategies.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:16

A huge blaze has broken out at a kitchen furniture store on the outskirts of Honiton.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:01

Volunteers attend a royal garden party as a thank you for supporting local mums

Read more
Yesterday, 13:50

A tractor was destroyed in a blaze which broke out in Wilmington this morning (Tuesday).

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

One of Honiton’s most historic buildings is set to re-open as a gastropub - headed up by an award-winning chef of 20 years.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:32

They captured the imagination of the world when they wed on Saturday.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A Honiton gymnastics club can now train in the entirety of a former store after an application was approved by district planners.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:01

Prizes for the best pictures will be awarded to winners of the free-to-enter competition

Read more
Mon, 17:00

Part of Seaton’s police station could be returned to residential use if plans are given the green light.

Read more
Mon, 15:01

Axe Valley Community Choir entertains around 100 at the town hall

Read more
Mon, 15:01

Sixty-one-year-old is now clear of diabetes after joining Weight Watchers

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 20°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications

$render.recurse($ctx, '$content.code.value')