'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.
"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.