An outline application for a 100-120 house site on the A3052 next to Shire Lane has been received. The Council had until 23rd June to respond, as does the public (extended time). The documents provided are many hundreds of pages long, and the Council has held proper public consultations with residents and other interested parties before making its decision. WDDC and EDDC councillors, LRTC, the Devon CC councillor, and representatives of Uplyme and Lyme Regis schools and medical facilities have all been invited to give their views.
There was a public meeting on 5th June from 4-7pm, and also a marquee at the Village Fête on 13th June, publicised in the local press, on the noticeboard, Facebook and this web site. At both occasions, people had the opportunity to drop in to see the plans, ask questions about the development, and make their views known to the Council, so it can take them into account.
The Council’s response was determined at an extra meeting on 17th June at 6.30pm in the village hall – and Uplyme Parish Council’s response is now on the EDDC planning web site. A summary for the councillors outlined the public and consultee responses at the time of the meeting: Shire Lane comments report. (Both PDF files.)
EDDC refused the application on 5th August 2015, and the Council is now waiting to see if the applicants appeal against the decision.
Anyone wishing to look at the application papers can find them on the EDDC Planning web site, using this link https://planning.eastdevon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NMMJ5RGHLBO00 – the papers are located in the Documents tab.
To give you a quick overview, you can download a plan here:
Block plan for 120 houses (PDF). There are also alternative plans for 100 houses plus a care home on the EDDC web site (extract below).
Uplyme residents and Councillors were invited by LRTC to a display by Hallam Land before its planning committee meeting on 9th June. The TC’s comments are also on the EDDC web site.
To comment to EDDC on this application, please use the reference 15/0851/MOUT. The latest date for comments to be accepted is 23rd June. You can comment in these ways:
- Write to Planning East Team, EDDC, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL
- By email, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enter your comments on the web site, at https://planning.eastdevon.gov.uk/online-applications/ – type in the above reference in the search box, and click the Comments tab. You will need to register on the site to do this – just follow the instructions.