Police called in over banger cars

PUBLISHED: 13:47 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 15 June 2010

AN on-going planning enforcement matter, regarding banger cars near a property in Manor Crescent, Honiton, should not be a consideration when determining a planning application for development at the site. That was the view of town councillors when they c

AN on-going planning enforcement matter, regarding banger cars near a property in Manor Crescent, Honiton, should not be a consideration when determining a planning application for development at the site.That was the view of town councillors when they considered Mr M Fitton's plans for an attached, three-bedroom dwelling at 5 Manor Crescent.Councillor Michael Teare, chairman of Honiton Town Council's planning committee, said 5 Manor Crescent had been "the subject of enforcement action, regarding banger vehicles".Documentation, supplied in support of the application, suggested there would be nowhere to park the vehicles, if the plan was given the go-ahead."Six vehicles, belonging to number 5, are on the road," said Councillor Teare.No objections had been received to the development plan, he added.But Councillor Peter Fleming pointed out: "Vehicles parked in the road are not a planning consideration.""Haven't the neighbours complained?" asked Councillor Jill McNally."All the time," replied Councillor Sally Casson.The application was recommended for approval, but town clerk Lyn Hargood has been instructed to contact police to investigate the on-going problem of banger vehicles being parked in the road.

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