Charities welcome unwanted gifts and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 December 2011

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The Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) charity shops in Exmouth and Topsham. Read this and more.

UNWANTED GIFTS: The Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) charity shops in Exmouth and Topsham are welcoming unwanted Christmas presents once the festive season is over.

Christmas helpers will also be attending St James Park on January 2 when Exeter City FC play Yeovil Town, relieving supporters of unwanted gifts prior to the match. Santa’s elves will be at the entrances at Stadium Way, St James Road and Well Street from noon.

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GREENLIGHT: Plans to extend a Withycombe home have been approved by East Devon District Council.

The plan is for a first floor extension to be built over the garage of 10 Vale Road.

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EXTENSION SUPPORTED: Renewed plans to modify an Exmouth home have been supported by Exmouth Town Council.

The owners of 38 Raleigh Road have applied to add a second-floor extension to the house.

The plans will now be considered by East Devon District Council.

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REJECTED: Plans to extend a Topsham home have been refused by Exeter City Council.

The owners of 3 Tresillian Cottages wanted to build a two-storey extension to the north east of the property, and a ground floor extension to the south east of the property.

The council rejected the plan as the house is in the conservation area.

Planners said the extension would lead to an unacceptable reduction of the gap between two buildings, set an unwanted precedent, harm the appearance of the house, and neither preserve nor enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area.

They also said the plan would cause loss of light and outlook to neighbours.

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