Greendale: yet another retrospective planning application

Yet another retrospective planning application from FWS Carter and Sons! It appears this planning application is yet another example (of many) of the company jumping the gun as the new building already seems to have been built!

“FWS Carter and Sons wish to expand the existing farm shop as well as build a new dedicated classroom facility at the site on the A3052, between the Greendale Business Park and Crealy.

They say they would be making a significant investment in the farm shop, that already makes sales of around £100,000 a week, would create 30 new jobs, and expand on the shop which is a focal point to the rural community which it serves.

The farm shop already employs 68 people (56 full time and 12 part time), but the company says the new proposals would directly create 30 new jobs (8 full time and 22 part time) in documents submitted with a planning application to East Devon District Council.”

Owl wonder why they need a classroom at a farm shop?

Maybe for the training of the Greendale and Ladram Bay management of how to correctly apply for planning permission? Not build it then submit a planning application again, again and again!

Quote from Cllr Geoff Jung the EDA District Councillor.

“I am totally exasperated by their total lack of conformity to the planning system!

However this application will be treated by East Devon District Council in the normal manner as required by the National Planning Policy”

Perhaps new planning guidance should bring in hefty fines for retrospective planning applications?