Exmouth councillors oppose Davey Court flats

Davey Court

Davey Court - Credit: Archant

Plans to build 30 flats for over-55s on the site of a former Devon County Council care home have been opposed by Exmouth Town Council.

The planning application by McCarthy and Stone is for the site of Davey Court, Buckingham Close.

Members of Exmouth Town Council’s planning committee voted to oppose the plan, on the grounds that the proposed design was out of keeping with surrounding properties, and that there would be overlooking of neighbours.

Committee members also said they were concerned that the addition of more homes for the elderly would contribute towards Exmouth’s population becoming unbalanced towards retired people.

Councillor Tim Dumper said: “We have seen with Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth the issues that come with unbalanced populations, and I think we have to fight to keep Exmouth a more balanced population.”

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