Rosemary wins Goonvean fight

PUBLISHED: 07:44 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:38 15 June 2010

GROSS over-development. That's how East Devon District Council has described Tesco's plan for a new factory on land at Honiton Business Park.

GROSS over-development. That's how East Devon District Council has described Tesco's plan for a new factory on land at Honiton Business Park.The building, proposed to facilitate the relocation of Goonvean from Ottery Moor Lane, was a source of worry for pensioner Rosemary Aplin.She feared her bungalow would be overshadowed by the development.The council has agreed.Rejecting the plan, the council said it amounted to "gross overdevelopment of the site, causing damage to local amenities of a nearby dwelling".Mrs aplin's home could potentially have been affected by the development through light, air and noise pollution, the ruling stated.The council also believes Tesco failed to supply sufficient information regarding sustainable construction methods and renewable energy production.Speaking to the Herald before the decision was announced, Mrs Aplin said she felt better after hearing Honiton Town Council's verdict.She no longer felt the plan was a "done deal" and hoped the district council would come to a similar conclusion.Mrs Aplin was unavailable for comment as your Herald went to press.


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