Three Honiton housing developments set to be debated next week

PUBLISHED: 16:31 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:39 12 July 2017

These three planning application will be debated next week.

These three planning application will be debated next week.


The schemes will eventually have their fate determined by East Devon planners.

Planners from Honiton Town Council will debate these three planning applications next Tuesday (July 18):

Land west of Hayne Lane, Gittisham (17/0942/MRES)

This application is for the first phase of a 300-home development on land between Honiton and Gittisham.

The application was initially backed by town planners at a meeting in May, but made several comments on the scheme.

These included that they would like to see Old Elm Road opened up as well as the affordable homes being built being a mixture of rented and shared ownership properties.

Applicants Baker Estates have since made amendments to the proposals, which will return to the planning committee next week.

Land off Clapper Lane, Honiton (17/1481/MRES)

This application was submitted by London-based company ContainerSpace Ltd.

The developer wants to build the terraced housing on land in Clapper Lane which was previously allotments.

The houses, which have been described as ‘low-energy’, would be laid out as three terraces - two of three homes and one of four.

The layout of the homes is horseshoe shaped, which the applicants say will protect them from traffic noise generated by the A30 Honiton bypass.

The Old Court, Dowell Street (17/1486/MRES)

Applicants Paul and Greg Layzell want to build the two properties on land to the rear of The Old Court in Dowell Street, which was converted to Layzell Funeral Services.

The application says the land became available when a redundant building on it - namely the former registrars office at The Old Court - was removed.

The land had no use in regard to the parlour.

The proposed homes will have three bedrooms and offer two parking spaces each.

Each application’s fate will be determined by East Devon planners at a later date.

Next week’s planning meeting will be held at The Beehive, in Dowell Street, starting at 7pm.

The meeting is open to members of the public.

View other applications being determined next Tuesday here.

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