Wainhomes kicked into the long grass

Susie Bond

The planning application for a further 30 homes at Winchester Park in Feniton, which has been hanging over the village like a thick black cloud, has today been refused by EDDC’s Planning Department.

The application was put before the chairman of the Development Management Committee’s delegated meeting, Cllr Helen Parr, where the papers were signed to refuse the application on the grounds that it is outside the built-up area boundary, that together with the housing development already approved this further application would result in an increase of 16.6% which is unsustainable in a village the size of Feniton and that it would have a harmful impact on the landscape. The full decision will be available on the EDDC website in due course.

The application was submitted just four months after the Planning Inspector dismissed Wainhomes’ previous application for 83 homes following a lengthy appeal process, culminating in a hearing over…

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