The application behind Barton Orchard, has caused some controversy in the village as the development would take place on a steep hill, visible from many parts of the village. 

It is on land designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – which has strict national and local protections.

The applicant now wants to reduce the numbers of houses from 19 to 15 and has submitted revised plans, which aim to meet East Devon District Council’s Exceptions Policy.  10 of the 15 houses are classified as affordable.

The application will be considered by Ottery Town Council on Monday 16 January, 7.30pm at Tipton St John village hall. Residents will have three minutes each to comment on the application.

There are currently three live large-scale planning applications in Tipton St John.  An appeal decision on the Devonshire Homes application for 56 homes between Otter Close and Mallocks Close is expected shortly.  In addition, Devonshire Homes has an application pending for 24 houses on the same piece of land. 

Comments from the first Barton Orchard application still apply.  However, residents are advised to make further comments to EDDC if they wish to make additional points, or if they have come to a different view. 

Comments can be made by visiting the planning section of the EDDC website – http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk or by writing to Planning Central, East Devon District Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth
EX10 8HL.

Plans can be viewed at Ottery Town Council’s offices or online (see sentence above).  The application code remains the same.11/2172/MFUL.