Council remains opposed to Exmouth 120 home plan

PUBLISHED: 15:35 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:36 03 December 2018

The Pankhurst trading estate site where Taylor Wimpey is proposing to build 120 homes. Picture: Google

The Pankhurst trading estate site where Taylor Wimpey is proposing to build 120 homes. Picture: Google


Traffic concerns over a planned 120-home development in Exmouth have been reiterated by town councillors.

The council’s planning committee were discussing Taylor Wimpey’s amended application which also includes associated demolition, access, landscaping and infrastructure works for the Pankhurst Close site.

According to the developer there will be a mix of two and three-storey dwellings which will include an ‘affordable housing element’.

The planning committee voted to support the amendment – an addendum to the ecological impact statement which claims there will be no ‘adverse affects’ on the wildlife habitats in the area – but remained ‘fundamentally opposed’ to the proposal.

Previously the committee raised concerns that this plan as well as the nearby Plumb Park development would have a negative impact on traffic in the area and called for a traffic impact report to be carried out.

Fears were also raised about the movement of asbestos from the former engineering facility plot.

East Devon District Council will make the final decision.

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