Lympstone Parish Council considers plans

A round-up of planning applications considered by Lympstone Parish Council

LYMPSTONE Parish Council failed to give its support for plans to make changes at a property in Longmeadow Road.

The council, at a planning committee meeting held last week, gave a number of conditions it would like to see fulfilled before the amended plans, relating to 3 East View Cottages, could receive its approval.

A planning application calls for the construction of a replacement garden shed/studio.

The council noted the changes in the plan against the original.

It said whilst they welcomed the lowering of the roof levels, they had concerns at the footprint being increased by 39 per cents.

The parish council would wish this to be reduced by 5.4m if an amendment were to be given support.

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It also wishes that a restriction be placed on the extension that it is for use as a garden workshop/studio and not for permanent residence.

East Devon District Council will make a final decision on the plans.

Plans for a two-storey dwelling at The Galley in the Strand, Lympstone, meanwhile, have also failed to receive the backing from the parish council.

The planning committee’s objections all related to the south-facing wall of the proposed development.

The committee felt the drawings submitted with the application failed to show the changes between previous plans and the new proposal.

It was felt the new proposal “showed an enlarged window to the first floor which in fact was a set of double doors and a Juliet balcony.”

In opposing the application, the committee’s justification continued: “The development site is immediately adjacent to a public amenity, owned by the Parish Council, known as “The Green.

“This is used by the public as a seating area and includes public seating along the joint boundary. The new juliet balcony will be immediately above this public seating.

“The Committee believes this to be a) a safety issue for people seated below, b) an invasion of the public space c) an invasion of privacy d) a possible trespass onto council land.”

On a site visit the committee were concerned with the windows on the ground floor and that should they open outwards.

It was heard that the previous property had sash windows that did not cause such a problem.

The Parish Council as adjacent landowners have already been in correspondence with the developer and will be making these identified complaints known to him by letter.

East Devon District Council will make a final decision on the plans.