This is what Dawlish town council's planning committee has to say:
: RESOLVED unanimously by Members present and voting that this Council recommends REFUSAL of this application due to the environmental impact on habitats (which have not been assessed), the visual impact on the surrounding area, pressure on existing drainage and sewage 3 systems, access concerns, possible noise and light pollution for neighboring residents and reduction of facilities/amenities for people to stay in the area. The proposed playpark is sited next to the gas storage area and has been reduced in size for more people. The current field provides a buffer area for residents so should stay as an area of open countryside.
Cllr Wrigley has requested that this planning application go to TDC planning committee for decision.
Planning officer's recommendation is for approval.
They just crack me up, they refuse based on what! Might have been an idea to have raised those instances when the planning app for 1000's of homes was submitted, our elected officials rarely, in my opinion, represent the feelings of the local residents, am I wrong?
As you've so kindly raised the subject of housing supply ..........
"It has been speculated that Brexit might lead to more people choosing to retire in the UK, rather than in EU countries (Spain has been a popular destination up until now). Devon is already one of the most popular destinations in the UK for retirees. Further flows from within the UK could represent a boost to the economy, as those people spend their money in the local economy. It could also create pressures, particularly on housing and the costs of health and social care. Similarly, there could be an increase in demand for second homes in Devon if British buyers of holiday homes in the EU decide to purchase such properties within the UK instead (e.g. because of uncertainty over freedom of movement, etc). This could exacerbate housing affordability issues in parts of the County."