Homes only way to pay for road

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:58 16 June 2010

The idea for a large number of new homes in Honiton cannot be a new one to councillors as, in fact, I several years ago told Honiton councillors at a public meeting that this would be the only likelihood of getting an eastern by-pass built. More housing

The idea for a large number of new homes in Honiton cannot be a new one to councillors as, in fact, I several years ago told Honiton councillors at a public meeting that this would be the only likelihood of getting an eastern by-pass built.

More housing will be built whether we like it or not, if we are to meet the government guidelines, so why not get something we want out of it?

The council should, I hope, be savvy enough to get the road built first and 'fill in' the land the new by-pass leaves with the proposed new houses, a park, play areas etc towards the town.

I agree, we need a vastly improved infrastructure for Honiton which is, to be fair, still struggling with no real change since the 1980s.

This should all be taken into consideration and put to the people of Honiton before any planning is granted.

Karen Bentley

Honiton

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