Plans to house 30 caravans in Exmouth field refused over fears it could 'hinder' Dinan Way extension
PUBLISHED: 17:58 07 October 2019
Plans to transform a field into a site to house up to 30 caravans could hinder an extension to one of Exmouth's main roads, planning officers have ruled.
A change of use application was lodged regarding a field at Exmouth's Greenacres Campsite, but it has now been thrown out.
In a refusal notice, a planning officer for East Devon District Council said: "The application site lies within land safeguarded for the Dinan Way extension.
"The proposal may hinder the development of the Dinan Way extension, which benefits from an extant planning permission."
A scheme to extend Dinan Way to the A376 has already been approved.
Devon County Council was given the go-ahead for the extension in 2017 following a failed challenge from the National Trust which was concerned about the impact on the nearby A la Ronde in Summer Lane.
Planning officers also said the proposal would 'erode' the rural setting of already-existing Grade I listed buildings near the site.