Plan for town centre flats in Exmouth rejected

PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 February 2018

Plan for block of flats in Exmouth has been withdrawn

Plan for block of flats in Exmouth has been withdrawn


A planning application to convert office and store space in Exmouth town centre has been rejected by East Devon District Council.

An application to transform offices and storerooms in Exmouth into six flats has been rejected.

The proposal would have seen land at the back of Sams Funhouse, in St Andrews Road, converted to offer town centre accommodation.

When consulted, Exmouth Town Council’s planning committee said it had no objections, subject to a tree officer’s reports.

However, East Devon District Council (EDDC) planners rejected the application - citing concerns over flooding and the potential loss of employment space.

Refusing the plans under delegated powers, an EDDC officer said: “The Environment Agency Flood Map indicates that the site lies in flood zone three, where there is a high risk of flooding.

“There are other reasonably available sites within the district of East Devon with a lower probability of flooding than the application site.

“No evidence has been submitted to indicate that the current offices are no longer viable.

“The current use does not harm the area, the building is not listed.”

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