Budleigh planning appeal dismissed

PUBLISHED: 11:04 08 September 2017

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The planning inspectorate have dismissed an appeal on controversial plans to build a two-storey house in Meadow Close, Budleigh.

A controversial planning application to build to a new house in Budleigh Salterton has been dismissed at appeal.

The proposal to build a house on land in Meadow Close also involved re-routing a public footpath.

Applicant Drywall Furnishings Ltd appealed after East Devon District Council rejected the proposal.

Planning inspector Andy Harwood ruled that the appeal be dismissed due to the effect it would have on the character and appearance of the site and surrounding area.

In his report, he said: “The proposal would involve the construction of a two-storey detached dwelling. This would be positioned very close to the footpath that runs alongside the front boundary of the site.

“There would be no opportunity to provide for any planting between the front of the house and the footpath which is a general characteristic of other dwellings in that area.”

Inspector Harwood also said the proposal would have a harsh visual effect on the existing street scene.

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