Objection Letter

PROPOSED FURTHER HOUSING AT “WINCHESTER PARK”, Feniton

Extraordinary meeting of Feniton Parish Council: Feniton Primary School, Monday 24 November, 7.30 p.m.

You will probably know of the recent coverage about Wainhomes in the local press, and on local radio, and local and national television. Their failure to install the required attenuation tanks on their site for 50 houses before any houses were occupied demonstrates a cynical disregard for the community and planning regulations. Now it appears that this was a calculated move in order to give them space to squeeze in a further 31 houses.

We rallied behind the Parish Council in January this year to fight mass development in the village. We won a resounding victory, but clearly Wainhomes doesn’t like taking No for an answer, even when told by a Planning Inspector.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is taking objections to this latest proposal, for 31 more houses, up to 10 December. Every voice counts!  

Please complete this letter and either post it to EDDC, or drop it off by 10 December to Fight for Feniton’s secretary, Jayne Blackmore (14 Salisbury Close, fightforfeniton@gmail.com, 01404 850964 ), and Jayne will forward to EDDC. Copies of this letter of objection and posters can be downloaded from the Fight for Feniton website: https://theffff.wordpress.com

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East Devon District Council Offices

Knowle

Sidmouth EX10 8HL
Dear Sir

Planning application no. 14/2585/MFUL

I wish to OBJECT to the proposed construction of a further 31 houses by Wainhomes in Feniton.

Feniton was the subject of a Super Inquiry in January 2014, the result of which gave comprehensive reasons why Feniton should not host any further houses during the plan period. The appeal decision granted 32 houses at Acland Park: together with the houses on the Wainhomes site won at appeal in 2012, this means that these additional 82 houses will increase the village by 12%. The draft Local Plan currently envisages 5% growth for the village.

As Planning Inspector Jessica Graham indicated at the Super Inquiry, Feniton is not indefinitely sustainable. The village suffers poor infrastructure: medical facilities are non-existent, and Feniton primary school is at capacity, as is the King’s school in Ottery St Mary. The roads in Feniton are narrow, and the increase in traffic will cause additional congestion around the level crossing and heavier traffic through Feniton Village. And there is always the risk of flooding as a result of yet further development: Wainhomes’ conduct to date does not inspire confidence in this regard.

The Wainhomes proposal should be rejected accordingly as inappropriate and without merit.

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