Backing given for care home redevelopment
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District planners have been told the redevelopment of an Exmouth care home should go ahead, despite criticism of the plans by town councillors.
Methodist Homes has applied for permission to create 61 retirement living with care units at the former Moreton Care Home in Drakes Avenue.
Exmouth Town Council previously objected to the plan, saying it would be over-development of the site, cause a loss of privacy and amenity to neighbours in Drakes Avenue, Freelands Close and Avondale Road, and had a lack of parking provision.
However, a report by East Devon District Council’s planning department to the council’s development management committee, which will rule on the plan on Tuesday, says it should go ahead.
The report states: “It is considered that a full assessment of the proposals, including revised plans submitted during the application process, demonstrate that the proposal is of a suitable design and of a scale and relationship that will adequately protect the amenity of surrounding residents.”
The officer’s report also says matters of car parking have been addressed.
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