Bithrey plan for new homes in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 09:36 02 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:41 15 June 2010

THE demolition of a Honiton property to make way for 12 new dwellings has been recommended for approval by planning officers.

THE demolition of a Honiton property to make way for 12 new dwellings has been recommended for approval by planning officers.Bithrey Holdings has applied to pull down Kings Park House, in King Street, and replace it with six flats and four houses, with outbuildings to be converted into two houses.Honiton Town Council recommended the plan for refusal, although it did say it would approve of something similar with limited parking.In a report to go to East Devon District Council's development control committee on Tuesday, April 8, it is said the layout of the scheme reflects the historic pattern of development to the rear of High Street buildings.In its conclusion, it said: "The scheme would result in a development that would be appropriate to its historic and architectural setting and would enhance the character and appearance of the conservation without material harm to the living conditions of the occupiers of nearby properties."It also highlights that its location means that alternative forms of transport would be available and that a range of services are close by.In regard to the town council's objection, it said: "It is not thought that the town council's objection to the scheme on the basis of lack of on-site parking is sustainable and, therefore, approval is recommended.

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