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From a correspondent
You may remember that Burrington Estates achieved outline planning permission in December last year for development at Winslade Manor. East Devon District Council overruled their own dedicated strategic policy (26B), the Local Plan, the Neighbourhood Plan and ignored the fact that part of the site was on a flood plain. The main reason that all the plans and policies were overruled and ignored was the economic benefits of employment that this scheme was promised by Burrington Estates to deliver.
Since December 2020 Burrington Estates have been in negotiations regarding the conditions on this site. Despite requesting updates nothing has been forthcoming as the negotiations have been confidential.
The Parish Council commented at last week’s Parish Council meeting that the detailed plans they had been shown contained a considerable number of differences from the outline permission. There has been no mention of the swimming pool or the community park facilities previously promised by Burringtons.
Residents have been invited to attend a consultation event (details to be confirmed shortly.) In order to get some idea of numbers, to attend this event you need to register before 5pm Friday 23rd July. If you want to view the proposals you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01392 581150, specifying your contact details.