Torrington home plan won at appeal

Joseph Bulmer

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.

“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.