Archery centre approved

N indoor archery centre between Withycombe and Woodbury Common has once again been given approval.

AN indoor archery centre between Withycombe and Woodbury Common has once again been given approval.

Exmouth Archery Club successfully heard their bid for the centre, on open space close to Woodbury Common, get permission for another three years at East Devon’s Development Management Committee on Tuesday afternoon.

The application was a renewal of a previously approved bid to build the centre on council land.

The new centre will measure 13 metres in width, 31 metres in length and nearly five metres in height.


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An East Devon planning officer said: “The size and style of the building is not of a high quality or particularly distinct but it does successfully adhere to the principles employed for the erection of farm building within the district.

“While the rescue of an existing farm building would have been preferred to a new build, the design is compatible and considered acceptable…

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“The principle of an archery club on this site has already been accepted and on this basis this application is hard to resist.”

Ward member Geoff Chamberlain said: “We would have liked to have a better building…but I’m quite happy to support this application.”

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