Decision details

BICKINGTON - 19/01204/OUT - Land To The North Of Old Hill, Bickington - Outline application for four affordable dwellings and five market dwellings, (approval sought for access)

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




Permission be refused for the following reasons:

1. The proposed development would constitute the provision of open market housing within the open countryside which is contrary to Policy S22. Whilst an element of affordable housing is proposed, the application is not accompanied by a viability assessment which evidences the requirement for the open market housing to cross subsidise the delivery of affordable homes on a rural exception site. The application is therefore contrary to Policies S21, S22 and WE5 of the Teignbridge Local Plan.

2. Insufficient information has been supplied to demonstrate that the proposal would not have a harmful impact on protected species contrary to policies EN8 (Biodiversity, Protection and Enhancement) and EN10 (European Wildlife Sites) of the Teignbridge Local Plan.

 (11 votes for, 3 against and 2 abstentions)


Publication date: 28/11/2019

Date of decision: 26/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/11/2019 - Planning Committee

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