Leave our village alone

I read with dismay last week s article on Exmouth s expansion. The article states that the urban sprawl is set to expand towards Lympstone, Sandy Bay and Budleigh Salterton.

I read with dismay last week's article on Exmouth's expansion.

The article states that the urban sprawl is set to expand towards Lympstone, Sandy Bay and Budleigh Salterton. Yes, the land on fields behind Liverton Business Park and from Littleham towards Sandy Bay are in Exmouth, but the site put forward by Strategic Land Partnerships along the A376 is in Lympstone, not going towards it as stated.

This fact was put to the "partnership representatives" at their exhibition on November 3 last year by myself and many others who attended, our feelings being that someone is trying to pull the wool over the eyes of those who are not familiar with the boundaries between Exmouth and its neighbours.

Lympstone is a lovely village and should be left as such. The village school, doctor's surgery etc would not be able to cope with over 200 new homes, plus yet another care home and business/office park. Then there is the question of roads, or should I say lanes, within the village. How will they cope with the extra traffic, and how long before there would be a serious accident or fatality on these lovely lanes, I wonder?

Then there is the problem of access onto the A376 at the most precarious point on Lympstone Hill - the mind boggles.

Surely, East Devon District Council must know the boundaries of Exmouth and be honest as to where these proposals are sited - and not to follow the developers down the same misleading road!

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Mrs Gill Morrish,

Ashleigh Road, Exmouth.

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