Ottery building bid blasted by residents and councillors
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Plans for new property on small site met with objections
Plans to build a new house on a small Ottery estate have been met with fierce opposition from residents and failed to win the backing of civic leaders.
Ottery Town Council this week heard how the bid to construct a detached home in the rear garden of 97 Yonder Street would ‘adversely impact’ neighbouring households in Plume of Feathers Close.
Concerns over increased traffic, lack of parking, ‘considerable’ deprivation of light to neighbouring properties, a strain on foul drainage, damage to protected trees and over-development of the site are among objections lodged.
Richard Turvill was one of the residents who spoke out against the potential ‘eyesore’. In an objection letter, he said: “The building work will cause a number of issues for the local residents with parking, noise and congestion in the close.”
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Councillor Anne Edwards said: “I visited the site and there is no way you can fit a property there.”
Cllr Jo Talbot said: “There is deprivation of light to nextdoor, not just loss of light.”
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Members unanimously voted against supporting the application, the fate of which will be decided by the district council.