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OTTERY: Corner Croft development is rubbished by councillors

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Ottery town councillors have described plans to build two new homes at Corner Croft in West Hill as “ridiculous”.
At a recent meeting of the council’s planning committee, councillors considered an application to remove an existing bungalow and construct two new houses in its place.
But councillors and West Hill residents alike were concerned by the size of the proposed construction, even after developers scaled down from the original plans.
An initial application had outlined three homes and a restaurant to be constructed on the site.
Councillor Andrew Watmore said the plans represented “gross overdevelopment” of the site.
He said: “The gaul of some of these developments astounds even me. There are all sorts of reasons why we could oppose this.”
Councillor Roger Giles also took exception to the design of the houses, which he said were “offensive on the eye” and “stuck out like a sore thumb”.
Councillor Jessica Bailey, who is not on the planning committee and raised her concerns as a member of the public, told the meeting the proposed houses were “excessively large” in relation to the plot and that limited garden space was provided.
She said: “Although there is one house fewer than in the original application, the square footage has only been reduced by 17 per cent because the two remaining houses are larger than previously proposed. The site still remains overdeveloped.”
The application will be considered by East Devon District Council.

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