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AXMINSTER: Go ahead for 63 homes at Cloakham Lawn

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Bovis Homes has been given permission to build 63 dwellings on land at Cloakham Lawn in Axminster.
It is the first phase of a development that could eventually encompass up to 400 dwellings and 12,000 sq ft of employment space. Axminster Town Council opposed the planning application, but East Devon District Council's Development Management Committee (DMC) approved it on March 4th.
Apart from reiterating its objection, on highway grounds, to the proposal during the outline application stage, the town council also felt that no work should be undertaken until work relating to water control pipes at the site has been completed. In its recommendation to EDDC, the town council also said that no work should be undertaken until the nearby Burnt House culvert under Willhay Lane has been enlarged.
But a report attached to the DMC agenda said: "The drainage of the site would be a departure from the flood risk assessment at the outline stage providing a bespoke solution solely for this phase of development, which the Environment Agency raises no objections to."

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