Bid to rebuild Newton Poppleford home after blaze

Firefighters on scene at Little Down Orchard, Newton Poppleford

Firefighters on scene at Little Down Orchard, Newton Poppleford - Credit: Archant

A Newton Poppleford home ‘substantially’ damaged by fire will be demolished and rebuilt if a planning application is approved.

Firefighters from across East Devon were called to Little Down Orchard last July after reports of a blaze in a garage, which had spread to the adjoining bungalow.

It took five hours to bring the fire under control and the surrounding homes were evacuated for the residents’ safety.

The roof of the bungalow was completely destroyed and there was some damaged to a neighbouring house.

The planning application says they home will be rebuilt using the same materials.

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It will reconnect to the main sewer and the number of bedrooms and parking spaces will remain unchanged.

East Devon District Council will determine the proposals.

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