Home plans set to be rejected

PUBLISHED: 14:21 03 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 15 June 2010

A SEATON nursing home's plans to develop eight bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms have been recommended for refusal by planning officers.

A SEATON nursing home's plans to develop eight bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms have been recommended for refusal by planning officers.Members of the public and all three East Devon District Council ward councillors raised objections to the proposal from Southern Healthcare (Wessex), for the Seaton Residential and Nursing Home, in Fore Street.The plan would see the demolition of a single storey extension, to be replaced by a larger one of two storeys, which would have eight bedrooms, each with en-suite shower facilities.Among the objections were that the development would be detrimental to the character and amenity of Manor Gardens, it would cause a loss of privacy for neighbours and would be overbearing.The plans do have the support of Seaton Town Council, which recommended approval, but said consideration should be given to maximising the use of local materials, it should be built to the best ecological building standards and that an agreement should be reached for the developer to make a contribution to fund public toilet facilities in Seaton.In a report that went before EDDC's development control committee yesterday (Tuesday), it said: "The proposed extension would be considered to represent over-development of the site, be of poor quality design and would have an unacceptable impact on the residential amenities of nearby occupiers.


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