St Loyes redevelopment plans on hold

PUBLISHED: 14:42 12 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:11 10 June 2010

PLANS to redevelop St Loyes College have been put on hold after concerns emerged about the layout of the buildings.

PLANS to redevelop St Loyes College have been put on hold after concerns emerged about the layout of the buildings.

The developers who had proposed to convert the existing buildings on Topsham Road to form a 236-home retirement village have withdrawn their application after talks with city council planners revealed that in their current state the plans would not be approved.

The design of the complex was a problem especially the amount of building work and the proposals of which buildings were kept and would be demolished.

The site, currently occupied by the St Loyes Foundation, proposes 236 houses, a 50-bed residential care home, a central facilities building with over 200 parking spaces and open space with a pond.

Only five comments on the planning application were received by Exeter City Council and only one in favour.

The council said the plans would most likely be resubmitted in February.


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