Earlier this year Mid Devon District Council refused a planning application for 259 houses on land between the B3181 and the M5.
The planning reference details are:
Address: Land at NGR 303184 110348 Silver Street Willand Devon
Description: Outline for the erection of up to 259 dwellings, with public open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure.
Gallagher Estates Limited, the applicant, has now lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate under Appeal Reference APP/Y1138/W/17/3172380.
Early days yet but many responded to the application for 30 houses in place of the Esso Garage and it would be advised that people think of their position as to the appeal as if this gets through then the 30 houses at the Esso Garage probably cannot be refused nor can the expected application for a further 29 houses on the exception site next to Ash Close. This will mean an increase in Willand housing of over 21% with few plans for any improvement to village facilities or infrastructure.
Watch this space for more information and in the interim share with and tell all of your friends please.