Bakehouse conversion plan opposed

Plans to turn a former bakehouse in Budleigh Salterton into three flats and an office or retail unit have been opposed by district planners.

The bakehouse at the Lawn Bakery in Ragg Lane is no longer required, as the bakery now bakes its bread elsewhere.

The town council had previously supported the change, saying it would improve the appearance of that area of the town.

However, a report by East Devon District Council planning officers states that the scheme should not go ahead, because it is located in a flood risk zone three – meaning it has the potential to put lives and property at risk in the event of a flood.

Officers say the plan would also affect the privacy of neighbours to the site.


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EDDC’s development management committee will make a final decision on the plans when it meets at the Knowle, Sidmouth, at 2pm on Tuesday (May 7).

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