Views on the News - Housing refusal

By Crediton Courier Newspaper in Local People

Mid Devon District Council Planning Committee refused latest application for Copplestone

THE story appeared in the Courier on Friday, May 5, issue 1136.

Mid Devon District Council Planning Committee has voted to refuse the latest planning application for another 60 houses at Copplestone.

Copplestone Parish Council also opposed the development as did the Residents Action Group.

Despite being refused in January, the developer had submitted a duplicate application, which received even more objections than the first including a petition from parents at Copplestone Primary School.

Concerns over the proposed development included:

• that there has been enough development in Copplestone in recent years

• the land was not considered a sustainable site for housing

• the location of the proposed development

• flooding issues

• inadequacy of the infrastructure

• negative impact on highways

• negative impact on education

Stuart Penny, chairman of Copplestone Parish Council said: “Again we are very happy that the Planning Committee has looked at this application and considered the views of the local people, and refused it.

“It shows that communities, when working together do have a voice.”

If the communities in the Crediton area all worked together do you think they would be able to make more of a difference when it comes to fighting ’unsuitable’ housing proposals?

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What you told us ...

I think it’s good that the application was refused. I think there are enough houses in Copplestone. I hope they also turn down the ones at Pedlarspool (Creedy Bridge).

Mrs Moore, Crediton

I agree with permission being refused for the houses at Copplestone. I understand why people are concerned about schools and doctors. Crediton High Street will also suffer as there will be even more traffic and pollution. The people who buy the houses probably won’t buy from the High Street they will be commuters. What about the houses at Creedy Bridge? We shouldn’t have more houses in Crediton either.

Mike Selby, Spreyton

I think there are already enough houses in copplestone. I think the council was right to listen to the local council and residents and turn down the application.

Crediton Resident

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