• Councillors to look at revised plans for 15 houses at Tipton

    15th May 2012 | News | Claire
  • The application, which has been live for several months, was previously debated by town councillors in January.

    There are now new designs submitted by the developer.

    It is on a steep field outside Tipton St John’s built up area boundary next to Barton Orchard, on land designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    10 of the houses are classified as affordable and so it is submitted under the ‘exceptions’ policy, which can allow for development outside built up area boundaries, providing two thirds of the dwellings are affordable.

    The town council backed the application at the last rather lively meeting, by a narrow margin.  The chairman’s casting vote clinched the result.

    Ottery St Mary Town Council will meet to debate the application at Tipton St John Community Hall, on Tuesday (22 May) at 7.30pm.

    On Saturday (19 May), Tipton St John Residents Association will be holding an open morning in the community hall from 10am for people who wish to view paper copies of the new plans.

    Members of the public will be permitted to give their views for three minutes each at the start of the meeting, as is usual practice.

    Photograph:  The field behind Barton Orchard subject to a planning application for 15 houses, viewed from Mallocks Close.