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16/1786/FUL | Retention of conversion of buildings to 13 no. industrial units (Use Class B1 (c) light Industrial, B2 General Industry and B8 Storage and Distribution) | 11- 23 Hogsbrook Units Woodbury Salterton Exeter EX5 1PY
  • Total Consulted: 29
  • Comments Received: 13
  • Objections: 13
  • Supporting: 0
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Mr Frank Mulholland (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Fri 09 Sep 2016

I object to this application on several grounds. The application lacks any credibility in the claim that recently constructed agricultural buildings cannot be used for their original purpose while at the same time the applicant is applying for additional agricultural buildings. The Local Plan set limits on this type of large scale development and it should be respected. The further industrialisation of this part of East Devon will have a severe effect on the residents of Woodbury Salterton. They are already suffering from increased noise, a flagrant disregard for working hours, aggressive haulage company drivers and pollution from the existing Greendale industrial site and this thinly veiled extension can only exacerbate these issues. The planning process must be seen to be both credible and fit-for-purpose, if a developer can have the confidence to spend millions on the earthworks, foundations, access and building construction, without any prior planning approval, in the safe knowledge that the council will not challenge any retrospective application, then the process is worthless.

Mr Ian Gardner (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 30 Aug 2016

I wish to object to the planning application 16/1786/FUL on the grounds that it is retrospective and would never have been given permission under the current EDDC rules for expansion of existing industrial/business developments. Even though it is on farmland adjacent to Greendale Business Park it is outside the expansion boundary and is a development in the open countryside. This development if allowed could set a precedent for every agricultural building in East Devon to become an industrial unit.
There are at last local plans that set out what is and what is not allowed, this is not allowed and should be removed and the land returned to agricultural use as open countryside.

Mr David Rose (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 30 Aug 2016

I strongly object to this retrospective application the building in question that is to be converted from agricultural to industrial haven't even got planning permission for it to be there in the first place as units 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 have all been refused permission these additional units should be refused on the same grounds the applicant is obviously aware of the previous refusals but treats planning procedure with contempt if this is approved on appeal conditions need to be applied with reference to the fitting of white noise reversing alarms fitted to all vehicles and motion activated lighting should be installed to help prevent illuminating the night sky in this rural location

Woodbury Salterton Residents Association (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 30 Aug 2016

See letter under associated documents

Mr Malcolm Randle (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 28 Aug 2016

This is yet another retrospective planning application for the conversion of so called farm buildings to industrial units

The applicant has already been refused three similar planning applications at Hogsbrook Farm. It is a thinly disguised attempt to expand the Greendale Business Park beyond the boundary laid down in the East Devon Local Plan Policy E7 which specifically excludes Greendale Business Park from further boundary expansion.

The application should be seen for what it is and refused, as have the previious applications.

Mrs ann hunt (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 28 Aug 2016

The applicant seems confused....they are trying to change these units into industrial because they don't need agricultural units yet they are applying for more agricultural units near the farm.
The road system struggles to cope. Last week, we followed a very large truck along Whitecross Rd from Toby Ln where we live. It eventually turne up towards Hogsbrook. It ha met vans, a tractor, cars and a small Larry. We were stuck behind it as they attempted to get by it. Long delays and lots of frustration. The junction at the end of Toby Lane with Whitecross is narrow, on a bend, and dangerous at the best of times.

Even if the trucks go up to the main A3052 the workmen are going to use the lanes around the village. The traffic congestion continues.

There is a lot of light pollution from Hogsbrook Ln and big trucks at all hours.

It is so important that that area does not become another fully fledged Greendaie industrial park. One is quite enough to have sitting on top of our small and normally peaceful village.

Some of the units in question appear new and to not have been used for agriculture. Interesting! Why were they built? Speculation?

And so I object to this application.

Ann Hunt

Dr Patrick Dillon (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 28 Aug 2016

Woodbury Salterton is suffering from excessive industrialisation. As there is no infrastructure to support development on this scale there is considerable impact on the village which seriously compromised residential life. The impacts include increased traffic, especially heavy vehicles, with associated risks to pedestrians, congestion and noise. The Hogsbrook site is clearly an extension of the Greendale Business Park whose further development is limited by the Village Plan. The appeal should be rejected in the interests of the quality of life and safety of residents and to uphold the credibility of planning mechanisms

Mrs Jackie Mahoney (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Fri 26 Aug 2016

Woodbury Salterton dies not need further development, particularly extension of the industrial estate. This is yet again a Retrospective Planning Application for the Retention of conversion of farm buildings
To industrial units.
The Applicant has only recently been refused for 3 similar planning applications at Hogsbrook Farm for a change of use from Agricultural to Industrial use 15/1936/FUL Retention of Units 7/9: 15/1950/FUL Retention of units 1/5: 16/0568/FUL Storage of Commercial Vehicles: plus the recent refusal of 15/2592/MOUT Industrial expansion to the East of Greendale Business Park. All these applications were refused because they do not comply with the East Devon Local Plan Policy E7 ┐Extensions to Existing Employment Sites┐ which specifically excludes Greendale Business Park from further boundary expansion.
Thus application should also be refused.

Mrs Dawn Cowler (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Fri 26 Aug 2016

I wish to object to this application for the following reasons.
1) These buildings were constructed relatively recently for agricultural purposes which have supposedly ceased, even though the same applicant has another planning application pending for a silage clamp for 500 cattle.
2) The buildings are outside the area of Greendale Business Park in the local plan.
3) If these units were approved, along with other adjoining units being developed without planning permission, they would form another business park right next to Greendale which is totally unacceptable and unnecessary.
4) There is no need for any additional business use in this area now that the area alongside the old A30 corridor is now under construction, an area highlighted some years ago by the local authorities for development. This has the relevant infrastructure provided from junction 29.
5) These buildings are in a prominent hillside location and should be returned to agriculture along with their similar neighbours.
6) All the development in the area has altered the village of Woodbury Salterton from being in a quiet location to being blighted by noise, some like that from the biodigester 24 hrs a day.
I realise that my final comment is not part of the appeal process but something needs to be done to stop developers commencing construction before obtaining planning permission and hoping the authorities will not have the means to force removal later.

Mr David Cowler (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Fri 26 Aug 2016

I wish to object to this application for the following reasons.
1) These buildings were constructed relatively recently for agricultural purposes which have supposedly ceased, even though the same applicant has another planning application pending for a silage clamp for 500 cattle.
2) The buildings are outside the area of Greendale Business Park in the local plan.
3) If these units were approved, along with other adjoining units being developed without planning permission, they would form another business park right next to Greendale which is totally unacceptable and unnecessary.
4) There is no need for any additional business use in this area now that the area alongside the old A30 corridor is now under construction, an area highlighted some years ago by the local authorities for development. This has the relevant infrastructure provided from junction 29.
5) These buildings are in a prominent hillside location and should be returned to agriculture along with their similar neighbours.
6) All the development in the area has altered the village of Woodbury Salterton from being in a quiet location to being blighted by noise, some like that from the biodigester 24 hrs a day.
I realise that my final comment is not part of the appeal process but something needs to be done to stop developers commencing construction before obtaining planning permission and hoping the authorities will not have the means to force removal later.

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