Log cabin backed in Halsdon Lane

PUBLISHED: 12:14 25 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:05 10 June 2010

A NEW wooden shed that could be used for accommodation in Halsdon Lane has been backed by civic planners. Owners of Lark Rise, Halsdon Lane, have applied to build the single storey log-type cabin in the grounds.

A NEW 'wooden shed' that could be used for accommodation in Halsdon Lane has been backed by civic planners.

Owners of Lark Rise, Halsdon Lane, have applied to build the single storey log-type cabin in the grounds.

But Ian Cann, secretary to the Exmouth Society said: "This is surely to be regarded as overspill accommodation for the house.

"Its construction to us would also seem to us to be that of a wooden shed using lap boarding. We consider it inappropriate."

Councillor Richard Turner said: "I have a big concern this is going to pave the way for something more substantial in the future- it is the thin end of the wedge.

"But it is not affecting neighbours or overlooking - but it should not be used as a separate dwelling."

The council agreed they would recommend approval on the condition the building would not be used as a separate dwelling, just an annexe to the main building.

The plans will now be considered by district planners.

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