'Fortress Exmouth' too high

A FENCE surrounding an Exeter Road property, so high it has been dubbed fortress Exmouth , has not been backed by town planners.

A FENCE surrounding an Exeter Road property, so high it has been dubbed 'fortress Exmouth', has not been backed by town planners.

The owners of 206 Exeter Road had erected a close-boarded timber fence - and then applied for planning consent.

But last Tuesday town planners recommended that the fence 'be reduced to six foot from pavement level.'

District Councillor Jill Elson said: "This fence is too high. It should be reduced to that of other fences in this section of Exeter Road.


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"I presume that the others are approximately two metres from pavement level."

Ian Cann of the Exmouth Society said: "...policy has been established regarding perimeter fencing at a height of six feet from pavement level; we understand to prevent what has been termed 'fortress Exmouth.

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"This application should be refused..."

The application will now considered by district planners.

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