Decision on public consultation over 2,800 homes

PUBLISHED: 12:31 12 August 2010

A MEETING next week will seek district councillors' approval to begin a three-month public consultation over a vision to build nearly 3,000 homes and create jobs in Exmouth over the next 16 years.

East Devon District Council’s vision up to 2026 is to build 1,850 homes - on top of 950 already planned - and create employment land at Goodmores Farm, St John’s Wood and Littleham Valley. The idea is to create employment land at a third Liverton Business Park - a second park has planning permission.

It is all part of East Devon District Council’s draft version of their Core Strategy full consultation document for development in the town from 2011 to 2026.

The special meeting of the Development Management Committee will seek members’ approval for the process of consulting with the public and interested parties on the plans over 12 weeks.

A spokesman for the district council said: “The meeting has been called to seek members’ approval for the process of consulting with the public and interested parties on the Local Development Framework (LDF) Core Strategy plans for the district.

“The consultation will be run over a 12-week period and will involve councillors, community groups, stakeholders, partners and members of the public.

“It is vital that everyone has a chance to comment on the contents of the Core Strategy.

“What officers are seeking at this meeting is the endorsement of members of the consultation process.”

• The article on the front page of this week’s Journal, dated August 12, said that the special Development Management Committee meeting on Tuesday, August 17, would give the public the chance to give their views.

While the meeting is open to the public, its remit is whether to agree to a 12-week public consultation and not to seek the public’s views.

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