Continuing planning controversy in Clyst St. Mary

Owl has received the following updates from a correspondent:

Enfield Farm

We have become aware of a new planning application regarding Enfield Farm and the Biodigester plant. The applicants intend increasing the annual input of crops into the Biodigester these proposals increases in annual input tonnages to the site from 26,537 to around 66,000 tonnes together with the annual output tonnages leaving the site from 21,354 to around 56,000 tonnes this will create significant detrimental effects which will impact on Clyst St Mary.

These tonnage increases are virtually identical to those previously applied for in 2018. Planners found inappropriate and excessive and consequently REFUSED the application but the Applicants challenged EDDC’s Refusal decision with a subsequent Appeal to HM Planning Inspector, the Inspector agreed with EDDC’s Refusal Decision and DISMISSED their Appeal in November 2020 – but now the Applicants are again challenging both previous refusal and dismissal decisions by re-applying for these increases in 2021 under new variation applications to EDDC. 

Links to the planning application

The Parish Council will discuss this at Clyst St Mary Village Hall EX5 1AA at 3pm on Monday 20th September. 

Winslade Park Zone’s A and D

We have received notification from East Devon District Council that the developer Burrington Homes have now submitted full planning applications for a new development on the green field (previously known as the Brethren field)(zone A) and 3 blocks of apartments on the car park, opposite Winslade Manor (zone D). This will effect a number of residents that have houses that back onto the proposed site. The EDDC Councillors previously overruled their own plans and policies on economic grounds in order to grant outline planning permission for this development. This planning application provide the in depth detail.

Links to the planning application

The Parish Council will discuss this at Sowton Village Hall EX5 2AF at 19.30pm on Monday 4th October.