Another major (unwanted) planning application – Budleigh Salterton

I have just been notified of another major planning application for houses and a care home in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around Budleigh Salterton.

The application is for a 60 bed care home, 30 houses, 7 bungalows, 12 retirement apartments and 2 live/work units.

Objections to the Development would be:
It is outside the Built-Up Area Boundary of Budleigh Salterton and within the AONB. It is the second time the developer has tried for development of this land.
It is on Grade 1 agricultural land which is protected by Government guidance and EDDC planning policies
There are not sufficient non-car transport modes to enable elderly residents to access shops and other facilities in Budleigh Salterton so it is not sustainable because it will increase car traffic within the area
It is superfluous to current requirement for housing and care homes within Budleigh Salterton
It is contrary to the emerging Local Plan
It is close to the Grade II* Tidwell House and the large care home would dominate views of this property.

The application number is  15/1118/MOUT and the closing date for comments is 18th June so there are only 3 days to submit comments. The BS town Council is debating this on the 22nd June.

Comments should be made by logging in to East Devon District Council’s online planning system via (or write to EDDC at Knowle).

Please can you also send a copy of your comments to before their meeting on the 22nd June.