Torrington home plan won at appeal

Planning inspector overturns district council decision.

A DEVELOPER has won an appeal against Torridge District Council to build a house on the Hatchmoor Estate in Torrington.

The application, turned down by the council in June last year, was reversed by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate.

Residents raised concerns about a possible overloading of the sewer system, but planning inspector Neil Pope said there were “no grounds” for opposing the proposed connection to the main sewer.

He also said: “The proposed development would not entail the loss of any important open space or townscape feature.

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“It would be designed and finished to match existing dwellings on this housing estate.”

He imposed a condition to ensure adequate car parking was provided.

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