Budleigh: Hearing to take place in Knowle over Lilyfarm planning appeal

“A hearing will take place on Wednesday (September 13) on the planning appeal by the owoners of Lilyfarm Vineyard, Budleigh Salterton.

The future of a controversial planning application to build managers’ accommodation on land in Budleigh Salterton is set to be decided.

An ‘informal’ hearing has been set to hear arguments for and against an application to extend Lilyfarm Vineyard, in Dalditch Lane, and to build separate managers’ accommodation on site.

The hearing will take place at Knowle Village Hall on Wednesday (September 13) from 10am.

After East Devon District Council’s development management committee voted to reject the application and Budleigh Salterton Town Council opposed the application.

Business owners Alan and Faye Pratt were disappointed when the proposal to improve facilities was rejected.”

Faye said: “We believe our vineyard makes a positive contribution to the area and we now need to live on the site to sustain and grow the business”.