Case challenging Knowle development appeal published

PUBLISHED: 16:35 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:49 02 November 2017

PegasusLife's plans for Knowle

PegasusLife's plans for Knowle


The full case being put forward at an appeal challenging the redevelopment of Knowle has been published, ready for the inquiry at the end of this month.

Developers PegasusLife submitted an application to create a 113-home retirement community at East Devon District Council’s current HQ in 2016.

Following its refusal last December, the developers lodged an appeal.

The authority has now published its case evidence ready for the forthcoming public inquiry which will be heard over five days starting from November 28.

The documents expand on the reasons for refusal and present the council’s full case, which will be heard at the inquiry.

The council has submitted two pieces of evidence. The first details the harmful impact the development would have on the setting of the listed summerhouse within the grounds.

The second deals with the issues of balancing the impact on the listed summerhouse with the public benefits of the development. It also deals with the impact of the proposed building on neighbouring properties - in terms of overlooking and visual dominance.

It will also look at the issue of whether the development is genuinely for care home use or a residential use.

The second piece of evidence has been prepared on behalf of the council by a principal planning officer from Cornwall Council who will be the main witness for East Devon.

An external officer has also been brought in to make the council’s case on why the application has been refused.

Visit to view the evidence.

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