Former Honiton toilet site to be inspected

PUBLISHED: 19:10 20 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:39 15 June 2010

PLANS to develop three shops or offices and 14 apartments on the site of a former toilet block in Honiton will be the subject of a site inspection.

PLANS to develop three shops or offices and 14 apartments on the site of a former toilet block in Honiton will be the subject of a site inspection.East Devon District Council's development control committee considered the plans for the Northcote Lane site last week, but councillors decided to inspect it before a decision is made.The proposal is to develop a roughly L-shaped, three-storey building that would appear as a terrace of properties.The design would be traditional, comprising pitched slate roofs with chimneys and rendered and painted brick elevations.There would also be an archway on the front elevation leading to a car parking area at the rear with 15 parking spaces and a covered cycle storage building.Honiton Town Council did not support the plans, saying they would over develop the site and the design was unattractive.Two letters of objection were also sent in, which raised concerns about increased frequency of commercial deliveries; inadequate parking and poor access for refuse lorries, among other things.The planning inspections committee will now consider the plans, and is due to visit the site on Friday, November 28.


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