Exmouth retirement flats plan opposed by council

PUBLISHED: 10:48 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:48 25 July 2017

Image of the proposed McCarthy and Stone development for Salterton Road, Exmouth.

Image of the proposed McCarthy and Stone development for Salterton Road, Exmouth.


Plans to build 59 retirement flats in Exmouth have been opposed by town planners.

Developer McCarthy and Stone has put forward the proposal, for a vacant site next to Tesco in Salterton Road, which also includes a communal lounge, table service restaurant, guest suite, car parking and an electric buggy store.

At their most recent meeting, members of Exmouth Town Council’s planning committee voted to object to the application.

Councillors said the development should not go ahead as the site had been allocated as employment land in the East Devon Local Plan, and they felt Exmouth had reached ‘saturation point’ with developments of this type.

Councillors also noted that highways officers had not commented on the application, and that detailed feedback from developer consultation had not been given.

East Devon District Council will make the final decision on planning permission.

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