November Update

Save Clyst St Mary November 2016 Update

PLANNING APPLICATIONS – A big thank you for all the emails of support that we have received in the last few days regarding the latest planning application for development proposals for the Friends Provident site. VIEW HERE 

We are currently working our way through this latest planning application. Although we remain open minded to the eventual solution to the site, we currently have grave reservations regarding these proposals for Winslade Manor and the Stables because the developer hasn’t offered any solution to a number of key National Planning policies such as :

-The loss of the leisure facilities (Stables Club) that were closed down at the end of 2015

-The flooding that has continued to occur at the site and the proposals to build houses and industrial buildings in the areas that frequently flood. (As I am writing this email I have just been advised of the closure of the A376 due to flooding!)


Recent Flooding of Friends Provident site


-The fact that our village remains unsustainable for such a significant population increase, having only one shop and a pub

-Lack of public transport links and the scale of congestion that already occurs on a daily basis (set to be exacerbated by the poorly considered location to the entrance by our Village Hall

-The proposed site sits outside of the current approved Built Up Area Boundary

These are just a few of the examples and valid reasons why the proposals won’t enhance our village; worryingly, the proposed scheme has many other areas where we have serious concerns.

There will be a Public Meeting arranged by the Parish Council on  Thursday 1st December 2016 at 7 pm in the Primary School Hall, to discuss the latest planning applications submitted by Friends Provident (16/2460/MOUT & 16/2461/LBC) for the brown field areas of Winslade Park.
We would appreciate your support at this meeting (unfortunately it will clash with late night Xmas shopping in Exeter and we fully understand how busy everyone will be at this time of year) but with a deadline for commenting on these proposals to East Devon District Council of Tuesday 6th December 2016 (leaving less than 5 days after the Parish Council Meeting for submission of all comments), we thought it essential that everyone is in receipt of as much information as possible to make informed choices for commenting on these latest proposals by that date.
Template letters of objection are now available and can be downloaded by clicking the links below

FOUL ODOUR – East Devon District Council’s Environment Department is currently conducting a survey of households within our neighbourhood regarding the odours that were omitted from Enfield Farm and The Anaerobic digester. Hopefully, since the last major problem five weeks ago, things have considerably improved. We have been told that this should finally solve the ‘odour issue’ that has annoyed residents for so long.

Very best wishes,

Gaeron Kayley