The statement below is from EDDC in response to Wainhomes’ non-compliance with planning conditions placed on them by Ken Barton, the Planning Inspector, when he allowed Wainhomes to build 50 houses in Feniton in 2012.
Immediately we became aware that Wainhomes had not complied with this condition of the planning permission granted to them on appeal, we informed them verbally that they should correct the omission as a matter of urgency. We have since written to Wainhomes and are insisting that they carry out the necessary works as soon as possible and that they provide us with a timetable showing when they intend to comply.
If Wainhomes fail to act quickly enough, the next step is to issue them with a breach of condition notice and there are more severe sanctions that could be considered if they ignore this notice.
The homes should not have been occupied until this condition had been fulfilled. Whilst the homes themselves may not be at risk, there is a very real danger that Wainhomes’ failure to do this work could make the village more vulnerable to flooding as a result of the absence of the attenuation tanks. This is a very serious omission and we will be watching the situation closely and expecting an early response from Wainhomes.