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Both Planning Applications for Feniton rejected by DMC this week (cont.)

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More details of the meeting (Tuesday 2nd April) are below, and a fuller report is at .

A well attended meeting, with 80 or so members of the public, many of them from Feniton village.

The two controversial  planning applications were:

1. 12/2626/MFUL Land north of Acland Park, Feniton – for 32 houses

Rejected 8 to 3 – Cllrs Keys and Atkins voted for the scheme represented by developer David Cutler ( and earlier supported by ex Ward Cllr Brown.)

2. 12/2649/MOUT Land west of Ottery Road, Feniton for 59 houses

Proposal from Strategic Land Partnerships represented by Simon Steele-Perkins was unanimously rejected.

Both applications had been previously rejected by the DMC and as Cllr Twiss observed the committee was being forced to agree applications that “nobody in the room wanted.” There was considerable concern and frustration expressed from panel members that the NPPF “tiger” was being introduced to centrally determine approvals over the wishes of local planning authorities.

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