The following applications affecting Topsham were listed by Exeter City Planning Department on 17 November 2016. 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.

Clyst Cottage, 1 Elm Grove Road. Construction of garden studio. 16/1323/03

Newport Caravan Park, Exeter Road, Topsham. Reserved Matters Application (pursuant to outline planning permission granted on 4th December 2013 Ref. 13/3185/01) for approval of the layout, scale, appearance of buildings and landscaping of the development – Consisting of extension to the existing mobile home park for up to 22 additional units. 16/1305/02
The proposed developments do not accord with the provisions of the Adopted Exeter Local Plan First Review 1995-2011

The following application affecting Topsham was listed by Exeter City Planning Department on 10 November 2016. 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.

28 Higher Shapter Street. Proposed new first floor window on east elevation (to serve new shower room). 16/1342/03

The following applications affecting Topsham were listed by Exeter City Planning Department on 27 October 2016. 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.

8 Fore Street, Topsham. Change of use from A1 to Beauty Salon (Sui Generis) and internal alterations. 16/1249/03 & 16/1250/07

1 Tresillian Gardens, Topsham. Proposed alterations and extensions comprising single storey rear extension, construction of dual-pitched roof to garage, removal and reconstruction of dormers and other minor alterations [Revised Description]. 16/1205/03

We are very pleased to be able to say that after a strenuous fight by David Burley and our local councillors, Exeter Planning Committee narrowly turned down the application to build a four storey office block on Exeter Road. Special thanks go to David and to Cllr Margaret Baldwin who made impassioned representations at the meeting on 31 October.

It was a particularly difficult battle to win because, for reasons not entirely clear, the planning officers were strongly supportive of the Heritage Homes application.

And of course many thanks as well to everyone who added their objections and made many important points, adding to the argument

We wonder what Heritage will think of next …