Council backing for plan to split iconic Budleigh town centre shop into two new units

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 March 2017

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Budleigh Salterton Town Council has given its backing to plans to convert an iconic town centre shop into two smaller units.

Council members were discussing the application for Carters, in High Street, at a planning committee meeting.

The proposal would see the current shop split into two retail units and extra office space at the back created for Home Instead.

Councillors unanimously voted in favour of backing the plan, which will now go to the district council for the final decision.

Speaking at the meeting, district councillor Steve Hall welcomed the plans.

He said: “It is very much in keeping with the emerging neighbourhood plan.

“This will help continue the vibrancy of the town. It is two shops instead of one and, hopefully, two diverse businesses which will add to the shopping experience of the town.

“This will also help reduce the rateable value for anyone who comes into those units.”

East Devon District Council will make the final decision.

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