Planning officers support flats plan

15:30 14 November 2012

New homes

New homes

Archant

Plans to build 14 new flats in Exmouth have been recommended for approval by district planning officers, despite opposition from Exmouth Town Council.

The plan to build the flats at 14 Cyprus Road will be ruled on by East Devon district councillors next week.

Although councillors will have the final say, planning officers say in their report ahead of the meeting that the scheme should be approved.

Developers had gained approval for a care home on the site in 2010, however this scheme fell through after they were unable to find anyone to manage it.

Exmouth Town Council, which also objected to the care home, says the flats plan would be overdevelopment, would overlook neighbouring properties, would be against the avenues design statement, would be excessively high, and would put extra pressure on overstretched sewerage systems.

District councillor Tim Wood has also opposed the plan, saying that part of the reason approval was granted for the care home was because of perceived demand for such a home, which the flats would not meet.

However, district planning officers say that because the flats plan is very similar to the care home plan, it would be very difficult to object to it having previously given the care home the go ahead.

The development management committee which will rule on the application meets at EDDC’s Knowle headquarters in Sidmouth, on Tuesday at 2pm.

0 comments

Other News Stories

59 minutes ago
Musical director Peter Kyrke-Smith and Writer Clare Salter with children from Branscombe,Farway and Broadhembury primary schools for their play in a day. Ref mhh 8110-24-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Budding singers, actors and dancers took to the stage for a one-off show as they put on a musical in a day.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00
Axe Valle Communityy College Sixth former Ciaran Murphy at the grand piano with staff and students.

It was a grand performance – in every sense – when students and staff presented ‘A Chamber Music Recital’ at The Axe Valley Community College.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:19

Police have issued the all-clear after suspicious packages found in Exeter city centre have been safely dealt with.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:27

Parts of Exeter city centre remain out of bounds after suspicious packages were found this morning (Monday).

Read more
Yesterday, 12:40

Police are urging people not to drive into Exeter city centre while an investigation into two suspicious packages is ongoing.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40
Books

The scheme, which encourages youngsters to read six books over the summer holidays, has the theme of ‘record breakers’ for 2015.

Read more
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Night Glow at Tiverton Balloon & Music Festival is a stunning spectacle.

The Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2015 is only two weeks away.

Read more
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Year 6 pupils from the Honiton Learning Community at Thelma Hulbert Gallery who recently finished the Invigorwrite course. Ref mhh 9276-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The year five and six pupils have been led through six workshops by Lyme-based creative writing specialists Invigorwrite!

Read more
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Leonard Beavers with Mike Foxwell, Richard Isaac and Pete Hawley from the Vine Social Club.

£600 was donated by the Vine Social Club, in Honiton, which selected the 1st Honiton Scouts as its chosen charity last year.

Read more
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Organiser Sue Phillips and Glenda Levy enjoying the charity ball at Lakeview Manor.

The event, at Lakeview Manor, attracted more than 200 people and raised £8,000 for FORCE cancer charity.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 18°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder