Budleigh Salterton garden development 'not fair'

A BUDLEIGH Salterton family angry after losing its campaign to stop a garden development from going ahead at 9 Vales Road has hit out at council planners.

A BUDLEIGH Salterton family angry after losing its campaign to stop a garden development from going ahead at 9 Vales Road has hit out at council planners.

Pensioners Roy and Mary Morris, of Granary Lane, whose home backs onto the site, and their daughter, Lynnie Jolly, from Totnes, are refusing to admit defeat and instead are rallying support from the town.

The family wants people living in Budleigh to write to the district council to complain about the permitted application to build a four-bedroom home.

Mrs Jolly said sitting on the fence could give the green light to further back-garden developments.


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She said East Devon District Council's decision to allow the development was an 'injustice'.

Budleigh town council member John Shiel recently called the proposal the 'worst sort of cramming'.

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Mrs Jolly said: "We are beyond distraught. They are aiming to build this house on the size of not more than a patio.

"It is overdevelopment gone mad.

"This house will completely take all the view, light and sunshine away from 2l and 23 Granary Lane. It will take precious parking spaces from an already congested road.

"Instead of looking at the sky they will be faced with a two storey brick wall and a roof. This is not fair.

"As a third party our only course of action is to complain to EDDC, we are unfortunately not in the financial position to hire barristers and take this case to the High Court.

"This is why the planners have us tied in knots and we why cannot protect our homes.

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