Exmouth retirement flats developer in reptile rethink

PUBLISHED: 11:26 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:26 16 August 2017


The developer of a new block of retirement flats in Exmouth has had to alter its plans to cater for reptiles.

McCarthy and Stone received planning permission earlier this year for 30 flats to be built on the former site of Davey Court in Buckingham Close.

However, the developer has now applied for a variation of the planning consent, which councillors at this week’s Exmouth Town Council planning meeting were told was to allow for a new reptile mitigation strategy, concerning slow worms.

Councillor Bill Nash said: “They have altered the footway so they are not interfering with the reptiles.”

Councillors voted to support. East Devon District Council will rule on permission.

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