The Town Council met earlier this month to consider the planning application at Knowle - which it rejected:
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Its comment is now on-line under the Consultees:
And it is also available as part of the minutes of the meeting when the Town Council's response was decided:
Minutes of the meeting of
Sidmouth Town Council’s Planning Committee
held at St Teresa’s Hall, Sidmouth
Wednesday 1st June 2016
District Council Members
It was formally noted that the participation of those Councillors who are also members of the East
Devon District Council in both the debate and subsequent vote is on the basis that the views
expressed are preliminary views taking account of the information presently made available to
the Town/Parish Council. The District Councillors reserve their final views on the application until
they are in full possession of all the relevant arguments for and against.
Applications for consideration
16/08072/FUL - South Ward - PEGASUS LIFE
Members were unable to support the application for the following reasons:
The development size is contrary to the newly adopted East Devon Local Plan which allows for
up to 50 units on the site.
The development would be intrusive and out of keeping with the character of the area by reason
of height, inappropriate design and materials, overwhelming bulk and massing
The development is considered to be an overdevelopment of the site resulting in an
unnecessarily high and overbearing structure
The development would adversely affect the amenity of the neighbouring properties by reason
of loss of light and overlooking of properties from development blocks A and F
Members were concerned that the development had been submitted as Class C2 when it was to
all intents and purposes C3. They would wish to see a significant contribution towards affordable
housing within Sidmouth.
Members were not satisfied that adequate or appropriate plans had been put into place to cater
for the amount of waste and recycling which would be generated by 115 units.
Planning Meetings - Sidmouth Town Council