The letter to Feniton Parish Council from the developer comes as two separate planning applications of 120 houses and 32 houses are expected to be determined at EDDC’s development management committee in April.

Earlier this month, councillors on the development management committee endorsed a proposal to weaken planning policies to allow more development in the district, following two appeals being lost at Feniton and Ottery St Mary, on the required five year land supply.

New rules under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) means that councils that have had a long-term problem with proving a five year land supply must be penalised, with an extra year’s worth of housing land to be found.  Local authorities must also apply the ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’ as a result.

Wainhomes now want to build on the field, adjacent to Green Lane, which would link with their field behind Louvigny Close.

If all houses currently proposed for the village are approved, Feniton will see almost 300 houses built. 

The village was allocated 35 dwellings until 2026 in EDDC’s Local Plan.