The homes were approved by North Devon Councils planning committee back in August 2017, along with the demolition of an existing maintenance and repair workshop at Fair Oak Farm in Braunton Road. Councillors voted in favour of the homes, considering them to have an economic benefit to the business, while at the same time providing affordable housing. But a letter from environmental lawyer Richard Buxton, on behalf of a local resident, said the committee had approached the matter wrongly, and asked the council to reconsider. He said: The committee quite obviously approached the matter wrongly, particular by taking into account the economic benefit to the business as a whole as a material consideration in granting planning permission. This is clearly not a planning consideration and should have formed no part of the committees consideration of the matter. The application will now go before the councils planning committee again when it meets at Barnstaple Rugby Club on Wednesday at 10am a refusal is recommended by planning officers.What else will North Devon Councils planning committee be discussing? An application for 10 homes in Instow, an egg production unit near Chittlehampton, and floodlights at an Ilfracombe skate park are also up for discussion at Wednesdays meeting. Councillors will decide on detailed plans for the homes north of Marine Parade on land known as The Pony Field. The development proposes four detached homes and a six two-to-three-bedroom semi-detached properties. An outline application for the homes was approved in July 2016, despite concerns regarding flooding and sewage. The detailed plans are recommended for approval. If the free-range egg production unit is approved it will house 6,000 hens initially, increasing to 12,000 within 18 months, and will provide eggs for Stonegate Pubs. The floodlights at Ilfracombes Benricks Skate Park are also recommended for approval.