Developers have lodged an appeal against Torridge District Council for non-determination of plans to build 149 new homes on the site of the derelict Torrington Dairy Crest creamery.Waterside Construction South West Ltd said anappeal was lodged and the proposals - originally registered in June last year - had been resubmitted due to Torridge District Councils failure to make a decision within a reasonable timeframe. A statement with the application said: Regrettably you have confirmed that you are no longer progressing the previous application and treating it as a deemed refusal. As such this new application is submitted as a second application relating to the same site. The proposals for the 3.76 hectare site include full planning permission for 13 detatched houses and outline planning permission for up to 136 homes, plus 200 sqm of retail space. The site was the former home of Torridge Vale Butter Factory, which was taken over by Cow & Gate in 1932 and further purchased by Dairy Crest. The dairy closed in 1993 with the loss of around 100 jobs and has been largely vacant since.