So what next?

PUBLISHED: 12:44 24 February 2012

I hope Mr Hushon (Budleigh Journal, February 16) will re-read the conditions attached to the approval (2010) to demolish the Longboat Café and build a two-storey restaurant.

Condition six demands “a schedule of demolition and construction shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. Such schedule shall include a timetable for the demolition of the existing building and the programming of the various stages of construction of the new building, including all measures to be taken and arrangements made to secure the site and to avoid any disruption to the public right of way in front of the site and the public highway to the north during all these works.” EDDC is unlikely to cancel approved conditions.

Clinton Devon Estates, which owns the freehold for the adjoining shelter, objected to the last (refused) application. CDE holds a restrictive covenant regarding full access or egress to both ends of the shelter. CDE is most unlikely to change its mind and allow the shelter to be demolished to “revive” the planning permission issued 15 months ago.

So, what next? Mike Crear (Journal, February 16) has already made two suggestions: (a) extension of opening hours at existing café; (b) a single-storey, new café on roughly the same footprint as the existing café, “thus retaining the courtyard seating, the shelter, and the views which, to me, are paramount in this location.”

Regrettably, the Longboat controversy has divided the community of Budleigh Salterton. I believe the survey served its purpose. The “dinosaurs” or, allegedly, vociferous minority outnumbering the silent majority, are not running a hate campaign against Mr Hushon or his supporters. I, for one, feel sympathy for him, and suspect that - to put it bluntly - he has been “messed about” for too long by misinformation and misleading advice.

Anita Jennings

via email.

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