Meeting to discuss Crediton/Sandford homes plan deferred

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Monday 6th August 2018 3:06 pm
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A view of the site for proposed development at Creedy Bridge (formerly Pedlarspool), in Sandford Parish and on the outskirts of Crediton. ()

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MID Devon District Council (MDDC) has taken the unusual step of deferring a meeting at which it was due to discuss an application for 257 homes in Sandford Parish, but close to Crediton.

The application, by Gleeson Homes, for a site at Creedy Bridge (formerly Pedlarspool) in the Creedy Valley, was to have been the only agenda item at the August 15 meeting of the MDDC planning committee.

The application is a revised application for 257 dwellings and up to five gypsy and traveller pitches; 8.6 hectares of land made available to facilitate the relocation of Crediton Rugby Club; up to 1.1 hectares of land safeguarded for the delivery of a primary school; access arrangements from A3072 (Exhibition Way); pedestrian and cycle areas on to Pounds Hill/Stonewall Lane; landscaping and area of public open space; and other associated infrastructure and engineering operations.

Mid Devon District Council said that the plan, 17/00348/MOUT (for 257 dwellings on Land at Creedy Bridge, Crediton, Devon): “…will need to be deferred as the detail and recommendation within the report relies on the five-year land supply and therefore the following applies:

“The new NPPF was published on July 24 and we need time to go through the NPPF to understand the implications it has on the material considerations relating to this application, in particular in relation to the five-year housing land supply.”

MDDC added that as this was the only agenda item scheduled for the August 15 meeting, the meeting will not now take place.

The MDDC planning meeting scheduled for August 8 will go ahead but a number of Crediton area applications which it was previously believed would be discussed will not now be discussed until a later date.

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