What’s happening

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 November 2013

Could someone please explain to me just what is going on with our planning and highways system?

How can a development, on land west of Strawberry Hill, that got through on the fact it was shown to be URGENTLY needed in Lympstone is still, more than one year later, about to go to a third planning committee?

It beggars belief that after two development management committees and the cost that entails, we come to another one and more cost.

Just over one year ago, after untold stress and anxiety for numerous infirm and elderly residents, we were told by Highways on numerous times that the only suitable access to this site was off Glebelands. We tried to show how unsafe and unsuitable it was but no, they were adamant we knew nothing. It seems from Highways’ comments that an alternative could have been found after all, so could I ask what has changed?

This application came in as an exception/interim site meaning that housing was urgently required and no sites could be found within our building boundary, so it was passed and now, low and behold, houses are popping up all over Lympstone and yet not one brick has been laid on this urgently required site.

I would hope that any conditions given to the developer last time will still apply to this new application.

Bill Rogers


Upper Lympstone


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