Exmouth councillors continue opposing Doyle Centre homes

PUBLISHED: 09:20 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:20 30 August 2017

The former site of the Doyle Centre in Exmouth, where new homes are proposed.

The former site of the Doyle Centre in Exmouth, where new homes are proposed.


Town planners have voted to maintain their opposition to proposals for homes on the site of a former health facility in Exmouth.

Members of Exmouth Town Council’s planning committee previously voted against the scheme for 10 homes on the site of the Doyle Centre, Norton Place, saying it would go against the East Devon Local Plan, which earmarks the site for employment, and that they were concerned it had not been marketed properly.

The applicants subsequently submitted extra information about the marketing process, but when they debated the plan again this week councillors remained unconvinced.

Councillor Tim Dumper said: “I think nothing has changed since we turned this down last time. The marketing information doesn’t have anything different from what we have already considered.”

East Devon District Council will rule on planning permission.

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