More development between Exeter and Cranbrook – when will it stop?

More development planned in the EDDC district:

The plans for 900 homes on fields north of Tithebarn Lane and west of Mosshayne Lane, have been submitted by land owners Mr and Mrs Gent and developers, Eagle One Homes Ltd.

The plans also include a primary school.

Building is already under way on a 450-home development, including shops, a primary school and a 250-space park-and-ride on fields at Old Park Farm, Pinn Hill, submitted by AE Stuart & Sons.

And in April, permission was granted for a 350-house development for phase two of Old Park Farm at Pinn Hill, submitted by AE Stuart & Sons.

Another 430-house development, including retail space of up to 240sqm and a 60-bed care home at Pinn Court Farm, Pinncourt Lane, submitted by Millwood Homes Devon Ltd, was also approved at the same meeting.

At the time, residents and councillors voiced concerns that the two developments were considered a few days before a Government inspector made his ruling on the Local Plan public.

But a spokesperson for the council previously explained that it “made sense” for the applications to be heard together.

He said that whereas before, the “limiting factor” on the sites has been the surrounding highway infrastructure, the applications have “overcome” that restraint and proposed alterations to the Pinhoe roundabouts “have freed up greater capacity on the highway network to accommodate additional dwellings”.

At the meeting Liberal Democrat East Devon district ward member for Broadclyst Councillor Derek Button said: “This land is the lungs of Exeter and should never be built on.”


One thought on “More development between Exeter and Cranbrook – when will it stop?

  1. No Offence ! The East Devon Business Forum may be dead and buried- but its influence lives on.


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