Second bid for West Street housing development in Axminster

PUBLISHED: 11:27 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:15 30 November 2018

Plans to build 11 retirement homes were approved by the council

Plans to build 11 retirement homes were approved by the council


Previous application was refused on road safety grounds, and the applicant is seeking to allay those concerns

A second attempt is being made to get planning permission for a small housing development in Axminster town centre.

Last year an application to build 10 homes on land off West Street was refused for road safety reasons.

The site is next to a council car park and a Co-Op supermarket with a loading bay for HGVs. East Devon District Council was concerned about the safety implications of cyclists, pedestrians and residential traffic using the same access as the Co-Op’s delivery lorries. The report noted that there was no separate footway for walkers and cyclists.

Now the same applicant, Axminster View, has submitted a new application with a detailed report on the movements of the delivery vehicles. The report concludes that, with only two deliveries a day, the likelihood of an accident is very low, and the 10 new homes would not generate much extra traffic.

The application will be discussed by the planning committee at a later date.

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