Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Developer will also give village allotments, a play space and a community building.
Wainhomes says it is “naturally delighted” with the outcome of a public inquiry which means it can now develop new homes in Feniton.
The company points out that it will be providing allotments, play space and a community building for the village, as well as 50 new homes with an affordable element.
Building work will start later this year.
A Wainhomes spokesman told the Midweek Herald: “We are naturally delighted with the decision of the Planning Inspectorate.
“The appeal was well attended by local residents for the scheme and all matters were discussed openly and thoroughly at the hearing.
“The inspectorate concluded in the appeal decision that Feniton is a sustainable village and that the council does not currently have a five-year housing land supply and there continues to be a need for housing in the district.
“The inspectorate took into account the local concerns when making his decision.
“Construction works will commence at the end of 2012.”
East Devon District Council is warning residents that saying no to new development is not an option - now that the Government requires it to find suitable building sites to meet local housing needs.
Wainhomes successfully argued that the council had failed to meet its quota - a matter the council has successfully defended at previous planning appeals. Campaigners fears controversial plans could now get the go-ahead.