Planning Applications

The Parish Council discusses and agrees comments on each application at the monthly meetings.  These are submitted online to EDDC and published here.

If the deadline for comments falls before a meeting is due to take place the Councillors will agree a comment by email and ratify the comment at the next meeting. 

Exceptionally the Council may call for an Extraordinary Meeting if an application is particularly contentious.

Anyone can comment on any application.  To do so just click on the link to the application and follow the instructions to make a comment directly to EDDC.

Once a decision is made and notified to the Parish Council it will be published here.

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21/2251/VARAugust 2021
Livermore Farm
Aylesbeare
EX5 2DH
Variation of condition No. 2 (approved plans) of planning permission ref:
18/1758/FUL
Awaiting decision
Council comments -
Whilst Aylesbeare Parish Council broadly supports this application the Council is concerned that the effects on the adjacent property do not appear to have been fully discussed with the neighbours.  
The Parish Council would also hope that applicants would normally seek approval before making changes rather than presenting a fait accompli.
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21/1392/FUL
August 2021
Joneys Cross Car Park
Hawkerland Colaton Raleigh
Amended car park improvements
Awaiting decision
Council comments -  Aylesbeare Parish Council supports this application.
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21/2006/FUL
July 2021
Houndbeare Farm Rockbeare Hill
Rockbeare
Conversion of two redundant agricultural buildings for storage use (Use Class
B8) and/or light industrial use (Use Class E.g.iii), change of use of external
yard area for storage use (Use Class B8) and improvements to existing
access.
Awaiting decision
Council comments -

Aylesbeare Parish Council is concerned about the significant increase in vehicle movements which will result if this application is approved.  The quickest route from the property to the A3052 is via Quarter Mile Lane which is of limited width with poor visibility, inadequate junctions and few passing places and most unsuitable for any increase in traffic, especially larger vehicles.

It appears that the property would become a self-storage area with shipping containers.  Aylesbeare Parish Council has many concerns about such a proposal.  The Self-Storage Industry is entirely unregulated and little or no control can be exercised over what goes into these containers. A large percentage are used by small businesses (i.e. Painters & Decorators, Industrial Cleaners, etc.) and thus any number hazardous materials (toxic, flammable etc) can find their way into them. Any spillage from this location could ultimately find its way into local water courses.

Light pollution is also of concern; such a facility would invariably require security and access lighting and this would need to be 24 hour, disturbing not only nearby residents but also native nocturnal wildlife.  This area is characteristically one of the darkest parts of the local countryside.  There are owls and bats resident in the area. 

This area provides habitat to a range of native wildlife.  With its proximity to nearby protected sites, the possibility of significant species on or near the development cannot be ruled out.

All of these would be disturbed by activity(noise, lighting & vehicle movements) commensurate with the operation of such a facility.

In conclusion, Aylesbeare Parish Council cannot support this application for the reasons given.

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21/1928/LBC
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21/1927/FUL 

July 2021
Minchin Cottage
Minchin Lane
Aylesbeare
EX5 2FH
Minor alterations to of outbuilding to convert to ancillary use
Awaiting decision
Council comments -

Aylesbeare Parish Council hopes that the Planning Authority will restrict the use of this application to ensure it will not be used as an Airbnb without further permission- a utility/exercise room/shower and store could very easily be used as a self-contained annexe.  

There is no mention of the double-glazing units/doors being used – the Parish Council hopes these will not have white surrounds.

Will you be able to open the door above the double garage?  There is no barrier to prevent people from falling out in which case how will the wooden door cover be operable?  Looks like the door will just be left hooked back.

Will this glazed door overlook surrounding properties?

As the area behind the existing doors is called an external store what’s stopping flammable liquids etc being stored here?  Are there rules preventing this or any building regs to ensure that the walls and ceiling have a suitable fire-resistant rating such as A60 (Resist heat & smoke for 60 minutes) or A30 plus fire-/smoke-detectors in the store area to sound in spaces above? 

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21/1721/FUL
July 2021
Great Houndbeare Farm 
EX5 2DB
Siting of a storage container ancillary to the solar farm.

Approved 20th August 2021

Council comments -

Aylesbeare Parish Council has no comments to make regarding this application.

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21/1691/FUL
July 2021
Barton Farm Village Way
EX5 2FF
Conversion of agricultural building into 2 No. two storey, 2-bed semi-detached
dwellings with associated access, parking and amenity space
Awaiting decision
Council comments -

Aylesbeare Parish Council stands by the comments made on the 2 previous application to convert this property -

Dec 2020 - Aylesbeare Parish Council is concerned about the safety for vehicles,cyclists and pedestrians as the entrance/exit to this part of the development has limited visibility and no splay is planned.
The Council also hopes that the driveways for these new properties will be made with permeable paving (as specified for the first phase of the development).  If not, the drainage of surface water could easily become an issue for the properties of Church Close who have experienced flooding in their back gardens due to surface water draining from the existing farm premises.

Apr 2021 - Aylesbeare Parish Council wishes to point out the following regarding this application :
Transport & Highways - the wall on the old dairy adjacent to Village way is moved 1m to the west to increase visibility display therefore Highways need to inspect and confirm that the visibility is safe to use from this entrance.
Flooding - There is no reference to how rain water run-off will be dealt with, as if this is a separate development will not be included in the already approved system.  What will the drive surface be?  This will affect whether water runs off or soaks away.
Furthermore, there is no report from SW water ref the local sewage treatment plant stating if this can handle this extra load and if not what system will be installed to handle this waste and where it will discharge into.  There is no low-cost housing in this development or 20/0228/Ful or such "green" items as solar panels, or rain water collection systems for use in flushing toilets.

 In addition to the above Aylesbeare Parish Council is concerned that there is insufficient parking (one space per dwelling) and no space for the recycling bins.  The Council does not agree with the applicant’s assertion that Aylesbeare has a ‘sustainable’ bus service with only one bus per day that leaves mid-morning (10:54am), returns in the early afternoon (2:58pm) and is often cancelled.
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21/1719/PDRJuly 2021
Rosamondford Farm
Perkins Village
EX5 2JG
Change of use from agricultural to flexible commercial use (class B8)
Planning Statement
Applicant's Letter
Applicant's supporting information
Refused 
6th Sept 2021
Council comments - 

Aylesbeare Parish Council supports the concept of farm diversification but cannot support this application because of the doubt over the number of vehicle movements caused by the undefined new uses.
The Council is also concerned that storage operations would require additional hardstanding for an unknown quantity of vehicles to park and to allow turning. The lane to the farm is extremely narrow and has limited width, poor alignment and substandard junctions. It would struggle to cope with a significant increase in vehicle movements.

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21/1392/FUL
June 2021
Joneys Cross Car Park
Hawkerland Colaton Raleigh
Car park improvements Awaiting decision
Council comments
Aylesbeare Parish Council supports this application and looks forward to the improvements in this car park.
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21/1331/LBC
June 2021
Withen Farmhouse
Withen Lane
Aylesbeare
EX5 2JQ
Single storey rear extension, alterations to fenestration and erection of a
canopy to front porch
Awaiting decision
Council comments
Aylesbeare Parish Council has no objection to this application.
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21/1330/FUL
June 2021
Withen Farmhouse
Withen Lane
Aylesbeare
EX5 2JQ
Single storey rear extension, alterations to fenestration and erection of a
canopy to front porch
Awaiting decision
Council comments:
Aylesbeare Parish Council has no objection to this application.
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21/1447/FUL
June 2021
Oak House
Withen Lane
EX5 2JH
Installation of 2 front dormer windows and front porch
Approved 13th July 2021
Council comments:
Aylesbeare Parish Council has no objection to this application.
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21/1469/FUL
May 2021
Rosamondford Farm
Perkins Village
EX5 2JG
Erection of portal framed calf rearing agricultural building
Approved 16th July 2021
Council comments:
Aylesbeare Parish Council hopes that the other planning and enforcement issues at this property can be resolved before this permission is given.  
The Site Plan doesn’t show all the boundaries or the rest of the buildings that provide the context for the siting of the new barn.  
We hope the planners take these observations into account but have no objection to this specific application.
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20/2506/CPE
May 2021
The Oaks
Aylesbeare
EX5 2DE
Certificate of lawfulness to establish lawful use of land and buildings at The
Oaks for equestrian purposes involving grazing, stabling, livery, riding school
and associated storage together with the commercial use of the indoor
menage in connection with the equestrian use in breach of condition (C) of planning permission 77/C0741 in excess of 10 years.
Withdrawn 15 July 2021
Council comments:
In the light of the new evidence, including the likely move of the shop (which is subject to separate planning permission) Aylesbeare Parish Council have no objection to this application.
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21/1232/MRES May 2021
Land East Of Antiques Complex Harrier Court Industrial Estate
Long Lane
Clyst Honiton
Reserved matters application (landscaping only) for the landscaping of the site in relation to the construction of a High-Voltage DC converter station with associated infrastructure pursuant to the outline planning permission
16/2997/MOUT.
The discharge of condition 3 of the outline planning permission 16/2997/MOUT
Approved 14th July 2021
Council comments:
Aylesbeare Parish Council has no objection to this application.
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21/1068/FUL
May 2021
McBains Antiques
Exeter Airport
Clyst Honiton
EX5 2BA
Demolition of building and construction of new dwelling.
Withdrawn 26th July 2021
Council comments:
Aylesbeare Parish Council has no objection to this application.
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21/1082/FUL
Apr 2021
The Nightjar
Village Way
Aylesbeare
EX5 2BX
Construction of raised outdoor decking to side.
Awaiting decision
Council comments:
Aylesbeare Parish Council have sympathy with the intentions of this application but the limitations of the site make this development inviable and the Parish Council cannot support it.