Newton Pop homes plan recommended for approval

13:00 06 May 2014

Newton Poppleford area for proposed development of 40 houses. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shv 9458-16-13AW

Newton Poppleford area for proposed development of 40 houses. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shv 9458-16-13AW

Archant

A controversial development of 40 new homes in Newton Poppleford looks set to be given the go-ahead for the second time - just weeks after a legal challenge by campaigners had the original application overturned.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) planning officers have recommended that a re-submitted application for land south of King Alfred Way be approved.

Permission was originally granted for the scheme, which includes a new doctors’ surgery and 40 per cent ‘affordable’ housing, by EDDC in September last year.

But following the threat of High Court action by village residents, the authority agreed to overturn the decision – acknowledging that too much weight had been given to the promise of the health centre when considering the proposal.

Newton Poppleford has been allocated 40 new homes in the emerging East Devon Local Plan - a blueprint for development in the region until 2026 - and if approved, the scheme could fill the village’s quota in one go. The application will be considered by EDDC’s planning committee on May 8.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

08:22
Protestors at Ottery Hospital

Campaigners have vowed to continue fighting for Ottery’s hospital beds after a public consultation on controversial plans ended.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

A specialist retirement community developer is lined up to buy the district council offices at Knowle, if the authority gives the go-ahead later this month.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:02
Barrel rolling as part of Beer Regatta Week. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shb 1105-33-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

New blood is being sought to join the ranks of the Beer Regatta committee for this year’s event.

Read more
The public bus currently makes a regular visit to Slade Close. Ref sho 7132-06-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Ottery’s town bus has been saved after strong opposition was voiced over its proposed withdrawal – but funding is still needed to secure its long-term future.

Read more
Tue, 06:20
Marlene Coachman and Helen Gibson-West with their camper vans. Ref shs 3484-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A one-woman campaign to lift the ban on campervans in Sidmouth’s central car parks spiralled into a town-wide debate this week, writes Eleanor Pipe.

Read more
Mon, 16:30
Port Royal in 1956

A project to tackle cliff erosion and protect Sidmouth’s shores needs residents to act as its ‘eyes and ears’ - and share their memories.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 2°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition



Devon's trusted business finder