Lympstone wall backed

A BID by a district councillor to build a boundary wall on his property in Lympstone has been given the green light.

A BID by a district councillor to build a boundary wall on his property in Lympstone has been given the green light.

East Devon’s Development Management Committee on Tuesday rubberstamped an application by ward member Ben Ingham to build a replacement front boundary wall with railings at Ferndale, The Strand, Lympstone.

The council’s conservation officer said: “There is no objection in principle to the replacement of the existing front boundary wall with a brick wall and metal railing.

“The proposed wall is therefore considered acceptable.”

Councillor David Atkins said: “It fits in well with the area. I move that this be accepted.”

It was added that the application would normally have been dealt with by officers under delegated powers.

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But was instead considered by the committee because the application was submitted by a councillor and the process had to be seen to be ‘above board.’