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Knowle Village Hall to be renovated and other news

07:00 18 January 2013

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The Knowle Village Hall will undergo a major renovation including improved disabled access and a children’s play area. Read this and more.

STOP SIGN: The “Stop!” sign at the lower end of Lea Road In Otterton has been replaced by a white painted triangle on the road.

At the last parish council meeting a resident questioned whether this was safe given the sign is on a “dangerous junction” on a busy cycle route.

County councillor Christine Channon that it was a “perfectly legal and allowable means” of warning traffic at the junction to slow down.

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KNOWLE: The Knowle Village Hall will undergo a major renovation including improved disabled access and a children’s play area.

The area will enable the adjacent playing field to be more secure and linked to the hall.

The work, which will cost at least £11,674, will see the replacement of the existing narrow path at the rear of the hall, and the replacement of the existing single door with a double door, allowing better disabled access, and a paved area linked to a children’s soft play area.

Budleigh mayor Courtney Richards said at the last town council meeting: “In the spirit of goodwill I suggest we contribute £500.”

The proposal was accepted by the council.

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BRICK WALL: Budleigh town planners were left scratching their heads this week after district planners rejected an application to demolish and rebuild a crumbling listed wall at 5 East Terrace.

The application was refused because it lacked “sufficient justification”.

Town planning chairman Dick Mitchell said: “If it falls down, well then that’s up to them.”

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NEW COUNCILLOR: Mrs Jill Gladstone has been invited to join Otterton Parish Council.

A vacancy had earlier arisen following the resignation of a councillor.

Mrs Gladstone’s co-option was agreed unanimously and she was asked to sign the “Acceptance of Office” form before taking her seat on the council at the meeting on January 7.

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GYM APPROVED: An extension to a Budleigh Salterton home to make room for a gym and leisure suite have been approved by district planners.

The plans called for a “substantial extension” to the rear of West Down Grange, 25 North View Road.

Planning officers said: “The proposal does not adversely affect the privacy or amenity of neighbouring properties. The design and external appearance of the proposal does not harm the visual amenity of the site and surrounding area.”

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DEVELOPMENT WARNING: District councillor Alan Dent this week told the town’s planning committee that they had to be extra vigilant when it came to judging new developments in the town.

He explained that there was currently a “black hole in development policy” because the old local plan had expired and the new one was only in draft form, leaving “uncertainty” when it came to planning decisions.

This, he said, created an environment in which district planners found it increasingly “difficult to refuse” new developments.

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