Feniton Super Inquiry Update

The date for the Super Inquiry into mass development in the village of Feniton has finally been agreed. The inquiry will be held in the Bowling Club starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday 7 January 2014.

The inquiry will run over two weeks, Tuesday to Friday starting at 10 o’clock each day. Members of the public are welcome to attend and voice their opinion on the future of the village (reading from a written submission or speaking off the cuff) or just drop in and listen to proceedings.

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Developers Feniton Park Ltd (application for 32 houses on land behind Acland Park), Strategic Land Partnership (application for up to 120 houses on land west of Ottery Road) and Wainhomes (application for 83 houses adjacent to the 50 houses behind Louvigny Close won at appeal last year) will plead their case before a planning inspector.

Feniton Parish Council will also take a full part in proceedings along with East Devon District Council. In the draft Local Plan, EDDC proposed that villages should grow by 5% (so, in the case of Feniton, that would be 35 houses). Given the 50 houses already started by Wainhomes, if these developments were to be allowed in full, it would increase the size of the village by 40%.

Feniton Parish Council welcome the views of the residents of the village and have organised an Open Meeting to be held in Feniton Primary School on 4 November 2013 at 7.30 p.m. Councillors will represent these views at the Super Inquiry.

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