Gap decision: 'The floodgates won't be opened in Topsham.'
PUBLISHED: 12:30 25 May 2016
The floodgates will not open following the decision by the Planning Inspectorate to allow a care home to be built in Topsham, a city councillor believes.
The planning inspector has given permission to developer Waddeton Park to build a 60-bed care home, a mix of assisted-living flats and age-restricted homes in Exeter Road.
Exeter City Council (ECC) has said it is ‘extremely disappointed’ by the decision, which it now has a month to appeal.
Cllr Rob Newby, who represents Topsham, said: “I don’t believe this will open the floodgates; anyone can submit an application, but they must see if it gets passed by ECC.”