Plans for new bungalow in Exmouth would be ‘over development’ of site

PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 October 2018

A planning application to build a new two-bedroom property in Exmouth has been criticised by town councillors this week.

On Monday Exmouth Town Council’s planning committee refused to support the proposal for land in Brixington.

Councillors said it would represent over-development of the site and was outside the built-up area as defined by the East Devon Local Plan.

Ward district councillor Maddie Chapman also pointed out there is a risk of flooding in that area and there have been a number of tree protection orders put in the area.

Cllr Cherry Nicholas, who is also a ward district councillor for Brixington, added: “Behind there is Bystock Wood - a whole lot of tree protection orders have been put in there. I don’t think it is the right place.”

However, cllr Fred Caygill warned there might be precedent for approval as there have been similar bungalows built in the area.

East Devon District Council will make the final decision on the application.

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