'Last chance' to block 130 homes plan say campaigners

An illustration of what the plans by Redrow Homes to build 130 houses on land behind Butts Road would look like.

An illustration of what the plans by Redrow Homes to build 130 houses on land behind Butts Road would look like.

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A campaign group fighting against plans to build 130 homes in Ottery say they have one chance left to stop it as a crunch planning meeting looms.

A spokesman from Protect Ottery St Mary (POSM) said: “The Redrow Homes application to build an estate of 130 houses in the fields at the end of Butts Road is at the most critical stage.

“The views of residents and Town Councillors of Ottery St Mary are overwhelmingly clear; the application should be refused.”

There have been almost 300 objections to the proposal on the East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) website, and residents have turned out in large numbers for Town Council meetings to state their views, with local councillors unanimously agreeing to recommend refusal.

POSM are imploring as many concerned local residents to attend an EDDC planning meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 2pm in the council chamber at Knowle.

A statement from the group said: “We must continue to emphasise to the decision-makers at EDDC that approving this development would be to ignore the overwhelming wishes of the local community.

“This may be the last chance to make our case and we need to show as much strength as possible.”

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