Shed shock for planning committee

PUBLISHED: 13:12 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 23:23 15 June 2010

PLANS to buy a flat-packed shed and erect it in a garden behind a High Street bar and cafe may have hit a stumbling block. Town councillors, who viewed plans of the shed at a meeting last week, were shocked by its size.

PLANS to buy a flat-packed shed and erect it in a garden behind a High Street bar and cafe may have hit a stumbling block.Town councillors, who viewed plans of the shed at a meeting last week, were shocked by its size."That's some shed - it's more like stables! You could keep horses in there," said former mayor Councillor Sally Casson.Deborah Thorogood, of 102 High Street, is seeking planning permission for the storage facility.Councillor Roy Coombs said: "Its length is the same as the nearby cottage."Chairman of Honiton Town Council's planning committee Councillor Michael Teare asked: "So, do you feel it is too big?""Yes!" was councillors' answer.The committee is to advise East Devon District Council that it does not object to a shed in principle, but would wish the planning authority to be careful any approved shed is not overly large.

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