High Street homes plan deemed ‘over-development’

Plans for four new homes on land behind High Street, Honiton, constitute ‘over-development’ of the site, according to members of the town council’s planning committee.

They have unanimously objected to a planning application seeking full consent for new homes that, if allowed, would be for private sale.

The application relates to land at 13 to 15 High Street and includes a refuse and cycle store.

Councillors said, in addition to being an over-development of the site, the proposal would “adversely affect the amenity of neighbours”.

They raised further concerns about the proposed access to the development, which they described as “unsatisfactory and potentially dangerous”.

The committee’s ‘over-development’ response will be passed to the full town council and, ultimately, East Devon District Council which has the final say.

At the same meeting, the committee raised objections over plans to construct new vehicle access to a farm in Northcote Hill.

It also raised concerns about conversion plans for 1 Summerland.



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