Dunkeswell hotel plan moves a step closer

Plans to turn remote agricultural buildings near Dunkeswell into a hotel have taken a step forward with an application being submitted for alterations to facilitate the development.

Permission has already been granted for structures at Higher Musgrove, Dunkeswell Abbey, to be used for holiday accommodation.

East Devon District Council is being asked to consider granting approval for alterations, including the removal of lean-to structures and provision of entrance canopy and veranda.

Proposed external changes include the construction of a retaining wall and steps, along with the provision of a package treatment plant and associated drains.

Permission is further being sought to change of use of surrounding land from agricultural to use in association with the hotel.

When planning permission was originally granted for the development in 2016, it was envisaged the hotel would provide between seven and 10 letting rooms. Concerns about noise and traffic were addressed at that time.

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