Office plan rejected by town council

Fears over loss of town centre residential accommodation.

THE loss of town centre residential accommodation and concerns about an increase in parked vehicles have led Honiton Town Council to object to a plan for offices on the first floor of 245 High Street.

Members of the council’s planning committee heard Mr and Mrs R Reed were seeking permission to change the use of a flat to offices.

Councillors recommended the plan for refusal, pointing out a previous application for a temporary change of use promised the accommodation would revert to residential use after six months.

It was alleged during the meeting that parked vehicles near the offices were affecting vehicular access to a neighbouring property.