An independent inspector has ruled that Mid Devon District Council’s Planning Committee was right to refuse a retrospective application to retain a compound that is currently used for storage of portable buildings and to retain a landscaped earth bund which has been constructed around the buildings at Hartnoll Business Park, Tiverton.
Members of the Planning Committee refused the application back in December last year expressing concern that the presence of the storage compound would result in an unacceptable increase in traffic which would have a detrimental impact on residents of Halberton and Blundell’s Road, including the school. The applicant appealed the decision and a hearing was held on Tuesday, September 22 in The Town Hall, Tiverton. At the hearing, the applicant, interested members of the public and Mid Devon District Council, put their views to inspector, John Wilde, who has now ruled that the retention of this compound and bunding would have an adverse effect on highway safety and on the living conditions and safety of local residents.
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