Davey Court homes opposed again by Exmouth councillors

Davey Court

Davey Court - Credit: Archant

Plans for retirement housing to be built on a former care home site in Exmouth have again been opposed by town planners

Exmouth Town Council’s planning committee was asked to reconsider a proposal by McCarthy and Stone for 30 retirement flats on the site of Davey Court, Buckingham Close, after revised landscaping plans were submitted.

However, councillors were unimpressed, and voted to continue their previous objections, on the grounds that the proposed design was out of keeping with surrounding properties, there would be overlooking of neighbours, and that it would contribute towards the community being ‘unbalanced’ towards elderly residents. Councillors also raised concerns about the impact of the plan on historic ponds.

Councillor Bill Nash said: “This amended plan doesn’t address any of the issues we objected to.”

East Devon District Council will make the final decision on planning permission.