Gap decision: 'The floodgates won't be opened in Topsham.'

PUBLISHED: 12:30 25 May 2016

Model house with design drawings

Model house with design drawings

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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.”

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