Pumping station plan to be re-submitted

PUBLISHED: 09:50 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:25 15 June 2010

SOUTH West Water has proposed to resubmit an application for a pumping station in Axmouth, according to Devon County Council.

SOUTH West Water has proposed to resubmit an application for a pumping station in Axmouth, according to Devon County Council.DCC Development control officer Kate Cantwell said SWW had contacted them and emphasized the council's role to consider the 'environmentally sensitive area'.Responding to Axmouth Town Clerk Carol Miltenburg's call for a stop to the discharge of sewage into the water, DCC said it had no objection to the station in principle.But Ms Cantwell wrote there were a number of constraints on the site - ranging from it being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to being a flood zone - and that a system more fitting with the area was needed.Ms Cantwell wrote: "These designations are all material considerations when determining a planning application. I felt that despite these constraints, a more sensitive design solution could be found to minimise the impact on the locality."My view was that the rather over engineered solution that had been proposed could be improved upon."Ms Miltenburg said: "It's got to be good news that after all this time something is happening again and hopefully the design and location will be acceptable to everybody."A spokesperson for SWW confirmed they were planning to resubmit an application: "We are in the process of putting the plan together and hope to submit it in the next few weeks. There are a lot of different issues which need to be taken into consideration.


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