Exmouth plans go before council

A round-up of the latest planning applications considered by Exmouth Town Council

PLANS for changes to be made at The Maldens in Marley Road have been backed by Exmouth Town Council.

A planning application includes calls for the construction of a two-storey side extension and the conversion of the property to form two dwellings.

* The council has also supported plans for alterations to be made at The Clinton Arms.

It has backed calls for a loft conversion with a dormer on the rear elevation; extension to the games room with a new roof and external staircase to the terrace.

Councillor Ken Harper drew attention to a possible fire risk to the extension as it would sit over the kitchen area of the public house.

* An application for a change of use to a business in Exmouth has received support.

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The town council backed plans for a change of use at 43 The Strand from a restaurant and caf� to a drinking establishment.

Tony Collins, the town centre manager, fully supported the application from an economic perspective.

Mr Collins believed strides needed to be taken to ensure each business that surrounded the new Strand was given the flexibility to make the area a success.

A number of councillors wished to voice concern at the number of establishments that may evolve around the Stand and asked whether a Saturation policy would be put in place in the future.

* Plans to convert a property into four flats have failed to receive the support of Exmouth Town Council.

An application, relating to 15 Woodville Road, calls for changes to be made to a family home and the property altered to accommodate four flats.

One representation claimed such changes could lead to pressure on the drains adding to a flood risk; sewerage problems, and it was felt park was at more than saturation level.

It was also felt extra occupancy would add noise in the area.

The Exmouth Society claimed it was overdevelopment of the site and recommended two units.

The town council objected on the following grounds: It believed the plans were out of character with the area, there was a risk of potential flooding, overdevelopment, lack of parking provision and that it would affect the amenity of the area.

* Exmouth Town Council has backed plans for roof alterations to be made at 16 Drakes Avenue.

The alterations are planned to facilitate a loft conversion. East Devon District Council will make the final decision.

Additional applications supported by the town council include calls for the construction of a single-storey side extension at 2a Green Close and a single-storey extension at 37 Colleton Way.