• Planners advise approval of controversial West Hill houses

    4th November 2013 | News | Claire
  • The application, from landowner, David Crocker, has combined two gardens into one and is listed for determination at the next development management committee meeting on Tuesday 12 November.

    The application boundary hedge between Wrenswood and Cornercroft has been removed.

    The access is proposed to be from the existing Cornercroft access on Lower Broad Oak Road and would mean the removal of a large section of hedgebank towards Elsdon Lane, which partly encroaches into a further mature oak tree’s roots. A smaller oak tree on the right side of the access would be felled.  EDDC officers say that encroaching into the roots would not cause significant damage to the trees.

    The meeting starts at 10am and this application is the penultimate item during the morning session.  Residents are welcome to attend and address councillors of the planning committee, for up to three minutes.

    Here’s the link to the officer’s report and agenda – http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/combined_dmc_agenda_121113.pdf 

    Photgraph:  Trees at Cornercroft part-way through being felled in March this year, prior to the planning application being submitted.  See a stump in the foreground.