As expected, Heritage Homes have submitted appeals against the refusals of planning permission for the Exeter Road site between their current housing development and the motorway. Anybody who submitted comment on either of the applications should have received notice of the appeals. Note that these appeals are linked and will be considered together by the Inspector.

The details:

PLANNING INSPECTORATE REF: APP/Y1110/W/17/3168134
LOCATION: Land bounded by Exeter Road and The Retreat Drive (Heritage Homes Office), Exeter Road, Topsham, Exeter, EX3
PROPOSAL: Erection of a B1 Office Building, access and associated infrastructure works

If you want to make any comments (or add to or withdraw those already made), you can do so by emailing the Inspector using West1@pins.gsi.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can go to the Planning Inspectorate’s Appeals Casework Portal, although you will need to set up an account before you can proceed. If you know of somebody without access to the Internet who might wish to comment, you could let them know that they can write, sending three copies, to  The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3P, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN.

Please note all representations must be received by 20 June 2017.

The appeal documents are available for inspection at the Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 1NN between 9.00am and 5.00pm Mondays to Fridays or via the Council’s website at www.exeter.gov.uk/planning. These links take you to the relevant pages. 16/0963/03  16/1505/03

Because the Topsham Society is a bit quicker off the mark than Exeter City Council’s Planning Department, you may find that details of the appeal have yet to appear on those linked pages.

The following applications affecting Topsham were listed by Exeter City Planning Department on 18 May 2017. Letters of comment, objection or support must be made in writing (or by email to planning@exeter.gov.uk) within 21 days of the publication date.

The Planning Department weekly notice states: Due to technical updates, applications may be unavailable to view online until Monday 22nd May – If you wish to discuss any application, please call us on 01392 265223 to speak to a Planner Officer. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused during this process.

Links to applications were not available when this post was written.

43 Monmouth Street, Topsham. Alterations and extension to sail loft. 17/0289/03

14 Fore Street, Topsham. Conversion of part of the rear of premises to dwelling. 17/0715/03 & 17/0716/07

The following application affecting Topsham was listed by Exeter City Planning Department on 13 April 2017. Letters of comment, objection or support must be made in writing (or by email to planning@exeter.gov.uk) within 21 days of the publication date.

1 Higher Shapter Street, Topsham. En-suite toilet at second floor level including installation of roof window. 17/0286/07

The following applications affecting Topsham were listed by Exeter City Planning Department on 6 April 2017. Letters of comment, objection or support must be made in writing (or by email to planning@exeter.gov.uk) within 21 days of the publication date.

Station House, Holman Way. Subdivision and partial change of use of Station House to a residential dwelling and associated works. 17/0506/03 & 17/0507/07

28 Higher Shapter Street, Topsham. Proposed renovations to include reduction in size of first floor on north-east side, new roof window on north-east roof slope to first floor room, increase in height of boundary wall to roadside and new/higher roof to ground floor including three roof windows. 17/0430/03

45 Fore Street, Topsham. Internal alterations to basement and staircase. 17/0484/07

47 The Strand, Topsham. Demolition of existing structures and replacement, summerhouse, replacement window and internal works. 17/0091/07

The following application affecting Topsham was listed by Exeter City Planning Department on 30 March 2017. Letters of comment, objection or support must be made in writing (or by email to planning@exeter.gov.uk) within 21 days of the publication date.

Ferryside, Ferry Road. Partial demolition and re-alignment of approx. 8m length of boundary wall and formation of two vehicular entrances. 17/0253/03 & 17/0254/07

The following application affecting Topsham was listed by Exeter City Planning Department on 23 March 2017. Letters of comment, objection or support must be made in writing (or by email to planning@exeter.gov.uk) within 21 days of the publication date.

32 Elm Grove Road, Topsham. Alterations and refurbishment of detached garage including removal of doors and insertion of roof-light. 17/0419/07 & 17/0418/03

29. March 2017 · Comments Off on The 2018 Topsham Calendar · Categories: News

The 2018 Topsham Calendar will be available from October 2017. The price, with envelope, remains at £5. You can order copies on line by using our Contact Us page. The calendar will also be on sale at Topsham Stores and The Topsham Bookshop. There will also be the opportunity to buy a copy as you enter the Matthews Hall Market on a Saturday morning.

Devon County Council is proposing to introduce a residents’ parking scheme in Topsham later this year. This follows the public consultation early in 2016. Details of the scheme are not yet available.

29. March 2017 · Comments Off on The Society’s Annual Outing 2017 – Antony · Categories: News

The Society’s annual outing will take place on Thursday 22 June 2017 to Antony, the National Trust property at Torpoint. Antony remains the family home of the Carew-Pole family, who became caught up in the extraordinary events of the English Civil War.

A house of silver grey stone, Antony is a beguiling mixture of the formal and informal. It is believed to be one of the finest surviving Queen Anne buildings in the West Country. It contains an outstanding collection of portraits, including works by Sir Joshua Reynolds and a famous painting of Charles I during his trial. There are also fine examples of period furniture, textiles and tapestries.

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Image © The National Trust

Visitors can explore the landscape garden, which includes a formal garden with topiary, modern sculptures and the National Collection of Daylilies. The Woodland Garden, owned and run by the Carew Pole Garden Trust, also has outstanding rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and camellias.

The cost for members of the national Trust is £11 and for non-members is £19.15. The booking form can be downloaded from here or can be obtained from Jane Coleman (01392 876456) at 45 Strand, Topsham or José Northey (01392 759164) at 3 Monmouth Hill, Topsham. Completed booking forms must be returned to Jane or José no later than 22 May 2017.

The following applications affecting Topsham were listed by Exeter City Planning Department on 16 March 2017. Letters of comment, objection or support must be made in writing (or by email to planning@exeter.gov.uk) within 21 days of the publication date.

25 Elm Grove Road. Loft conversion with 1x dormer extension with window and 1x dormer extension with balcony. Ground floor rear extension. 17/0342/03

14 The Strand, Topsham. Single-storey conservatory in rear courtyard, 3 no. rooflights to rear-roof slope, partial removal of C20th additions, replacement timber fireplace, replacement attic staircase and replacement outbuilding in front garden. 17/0364/03 & 17/0365/07