Residents have their say on protecting history

PUBLISHED: 13:29 24 February 2015

Members of the Otter Valley Association held an exhibtion showcasing around 300 local heritage assets at the Methodist church hall  in Budleigh Salterton on Saturday. Ref exb 7921-09-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Members of the Otter Valley Association held an exhibtion showcasing around 300 local heritage assets at the Methodist church hall in Budleigh Salterton on Saturday. Ref exb 7921-09-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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The people of Budleigh Salterton have been having their say about which local landmarks they would like to see get some more protection against development.

The Otter Valley Association (OVA) held an exhibition over two days at the Temple Methodist Church Hall, to collate views on its Local Heritage Asset Project.

Approximately 80 people visited, despite some inclement weather, and perused pictures and descriptions of some of the 300 assets nominated by residents.

They were also able to study an interactive map, which was projected onto the wall showing locations and photographs.

OVA committee member for planning, Nicola Daniel said: “The OVA is very encouraged by the delight and positive response of home owners whose houses have been nominated and by their offers of help of photographs and the history and provenance of their houses.”

A second exhibition will now be held this Saturday and Sunday, between 10am and 3pm, at East Budleigh Village Hall, focusing on the East Budleigh and Otterton nominations.

Once a final list is compiled, it will go to East Devon District Council for approval.

From then on it will be consulted when the council debates planning applications.

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