Agenda and minutes

Presentations on sites put forward for inclusion in the new Local Plan, Strategic Planning Committee - Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 9.30 am

Venue: Online via the zoom app

Contact: Wendy Harris  01395 517542; email


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Declarations of interest

Guidance is available online to Councillors and co-opted members on making declarations of interest


Minute 67. Declarations of interest.

Councillor Eleanor Rylance, Personal, Ward Member for Broadclyst.


Minute 67. Declarations of interest.

Councillor Jess Bailey, Personal, Devon County Councillor and Ward Member for West Hill and Aylesbeare.


Minute 67. Declarations of interest.

Councillor Mike Howe, Personal, Bishops Clyst Parish Councillor and numerous developers are known to me.


Minute 67. Declarations of interest.

Councillor Olly Davey, Personal, Exmouth Town Councillor and an investor in co-cars based in Exeter.


Minute 67. Declarations of interest.

Councillor Philip Skinner, Personal, Plymtree Parish Councillor; known to FWS Carter and Sons and the Stewart family; Also owns land in Talaton that is in the HELAA process which is not detailed in any documentation being discussed; Family farmed land many years ago in connection with Exmo_06 and Exmo_08.


Minute 67. Declarations of interest.

Councillor Sarah Chamberlain, Personal, Ward Member for Broadclyst.


Presentations from developers and land owners/promoters


The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and advised the meeting was for information gathering purposes only and Members would not be making any decisions or indications about whether sites should be included in the draft Local Plan.


The Service Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management gave a brief introduction for the reasoning for the presentations advising that Officers had been instructed by Members at the November meeting to prioritise the middle scoring sites following the site suitability scoring.  There had been an overwhelming response from developers, landowners and agents to present to Members over the next two days with 27 sites not being able to be accommodated.  The Service Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management advised that a report would be prepared for the Strategic Planning Committee on 22 February to discuss how to deal with the remaining interest and whether Members would want additional time to hear those presentations.


The Chair advised Members that each presentation would be given 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions.  If Members still had questions after the 5 minutes these should be emailed to the Democratic Services Officer who would forward them to the relevant person for a response.  The questions and responses would be provided as a link in the minutes.


The following presentations were presented to Members for the proposed new town:


Neil Mantell, LRM Planning representing Cherwell Group

Also present; Paul Duddridge, Cherwell Group; Nathan Edwards, Urban Wilderness, Richard White, Miles White Transport


Land at Axehayes, Exeter

·         Site boundary is approximately 32.3 Ha.

·         Located immediately north and to the west of the A3052 and to the west of the Hill Barton Business Park;

·         It is located in close proximity to a range of service facilities and employment opportunities including Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter Airport Industrial Estate and Exeter Science Park;

·         It is in close proximity to Clyst Valley Regional Park and the proposed Clyst Valley Trail and existing bus services

·         The site has potential to deliver a mix of uses including employment land provision;

·         The site has potential to link to the proposed district heat network;

·         Approximately 15 Ha. of developable space

·         Capacity = 500 – 550 dwellings;

·         Option to expand to build on the existing Hill Barton Business Park to provide employment uses;

·         Option 1 – proposal to deliver 350 dwellings and 4.8 Ha of employment land with opportunity for community facilities;

·         Access off the A3052 subject to the provision of a five arm roundabout with links to the A30 and the Clyst Hill Training Ground;

·         Potential for cycle pedestrian route linking to the Clyst Valley Regional Park;

·         Opportunity to explore further links to the Cat & Fiddle and to Westpoint and welcome working with them to develop this further;

·         Constraints:

Ø  Although there are no listed buildings, ancient monuments or any historic interest within the boundary there is a scattering of listed buildings around the site but does not form part of their setting;

Ø  No ancient woodland;

Ø  Not in an area of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 67.