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Woodbury Salterton Residents Association

The Woodbury Salterton Residents Association Committee have read the documents
supplied by the applicant and wish to make the following comments
16/2597/FUL.
Change of use of the site to a storage yard, including the erection of
warehouse, office building, and fencing and associated works
(retrospective application)
Land at Greendale Business Park Woodbury Salterton EX5 1EW

The above plans shows the application that was approved in 09/0410/MFUL in the
left hand picture. The right hand picture shows the red outline of the proposed
location for 16/2597/FUL with the outline in green of the previous 2009 application.
This shows that the application 16/2597/FUL has no relationship to the application
09/0410/MFUL referred to within the Design and Access Statement provided by the
Applicant and their Agent, which they refer to constantly as a justification. The
location of the facility is much more dominant being higher up the hill than the
previous application approved application that was never built.

Woodbury Salterton Residents Association


In fact 09/0410/MFUL application to Greendale Business Park Employment Area in
2009 was an Exception to the then current Local Plan. (It was only agreed by the
LPA as an exception due to an alleged shortage of employment land for 2009 only.)
Therefore the reference to business and employment opportunities were only
relevant in 2009, but are not relevant in 2017 because there is appropriate more
suitable and sustainable employment land provided through the new approved
East Devon Local Plan

Taken from the Design and Access Statement

Woodbury Salterton Residents Association

The Design and Access Statement states that a planning decision should be based
on the Local Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Taken from the Design and Access Statement

The EDDC Local Plan states under E7

E7 - Extensions to Existing Employment Sites:


Outside Built-up Area Boundaries and where it is clear that a business or
employment site or estate is at or near full occupancy the Council will permit the
small scale expansion of the site in a manner that is proportionate to the existing
size and scale of site operations provided the following criteria are met in full:
1. The local highway network is capable of accommodating the forecast increase
in traffic established by a Traffic Assessment; or where these can be mitigated
either by physical works being undertaken by the applicant or contributions are
secured towards the cost of the works.
2. There will be no detrimental impact upon any nearby residential properties.
3. No protected landscapes or historic interests or other environmental interests
are adversely affected and the existing local biodiversity and habitats are
conserved or enhanced.
In association with any development encouragement will be given for on-site
renewable energy production.
In order to ensure that land is retained for the benefit of the local economy,
permitted development rights allowing changes to alternative uses will be
withdrawn.
This policy will not apply at Hill Barton and Greendale business Parks.
Therefore this application is not compliant to current planning policy and therefore
should not be approved.

Woodbury Salterton Residents Association


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Taken from the Design and Access Statement

The Design and Access Statement 5.6 states that the following policies are of
particular relevance to the appeal proposals. (It should be noted that this is for a
planning application and not an appeal.)
However the Refusal Notice from the previous application for this location also states
that a number of these policies are relevant in relation to a refusal for an industrial
development at this same location.

Woodbury Salterton Residents Association

Taken from the refusal notice for 15/2592/MOUT

The information provided by the developer for the new application still does not
provide sufficient information to overcome the deficiencies of the new proposal
(which is virtually the same as 15/2592/MOUT)

Taken from the Design and Access Statement

As the Design and Access statement states the Council is at an early stage with the
Village Plan, which would provide more weight to the local plan regarding
Greendale and Hill Barton.
However the Approved East Devon Local Plan does provide sufficient clarity with
Policy E7 that both Hill Barton and Greendale should not be expanded further from
their existing agreed boundaries as they are both considered located in
unsustainable locations.

Woodbury Salterton Residents Association

Taken from the Design and Access Statement

It is a pity that the landscaping proposals for the various applications in 2009 where
not adhered to as a substantial area of this site was planted with young trees, as
shown by the following landscaping approved scheme in 2009 for the planning
application 09/1195/MOUT

Woodbury Salterton Residents Association

Taken from the Design and Access Statement

It is not surprising that there is no evidence of nesting birds and the site is unsuitable
for foraging bats dormice, badgers, reptiles and amphibians as the survey was
carried out after the development and all vegetation removed.
Taken from the Ecological Appraisal attached to this application 2.3 states
The site consists of around 1.122Ha of brownfield land that included
part of a former plantation woodland at the northern end of the area.
The whole area within which development is proposed is now a
brownfield site, with a very low ecological value
Taken from the Ecological Appraisal Addendum Report dated April 2016 1.6 states
There is a continuous and joined up line of four plantations of
broadleaved trees and shrubs to the east and north of the various
compounds in which industrial units are being, or will be, constructed. It
has been necessary to remove a small number of trees from the western
edge of the southernmost plantation, to enable the construction of the
attenuation pond
Following this report a Tree Preservation Order was implemented to protect the
remaining woodland from further destruction but it is understood further work has
been carried out following the serving of the Tree Order.

Woodbury Salterton Residents Association

Taken from the design and Access Statement

Taken from the Comments submitted by DCC Flood Risk Management Team
Section 3.2 of the Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy (Report
Ref. 4094, Rev. V04, and dated June 2016) states that Compound 33A
will be finished with rolled stone to enable the surface water runoff to
freely drain into the underlying strata. However, the applicant has not
submitted any information in order to demonstrate that the geology in
this location is conducive to infiltration, and as such, this area must be
treated as impermeable when sizing the proposed surface water
drainage management system.
Furthermore, section 5.9 of the aforementioned document refers to a
climate change uplift value of 30%
for the proposed surface water drainage management system.
However, following the publication of the
Flood Risk Assessments: Climate Change Allowances document (dated
19th February 2016) by central
government, the applicant will be required to use a climate change
uplift value of 40% when sizing the
proposed surface water drainage management system for this
development.
The applicant must also note that where infiltration is not used, long term
storage must be provided to store the additional volume of runoff
caused by any increases in impermeable area, which is in addition to
the attenuation storage required to address the greenfield runoff rates.
Long term storage should therefore be included within the surface water
drainage management plan to ensure that each element is
appropriately sized, and this should discharge at a rate not exceeding 2
litres/second/hectare.
The applicant must also submit information regarding the adoption and
maintenance of the proposed
surface water drainage management system in order to demonstrate
that all components will remain fully
operational throughout the lifetime of the development.
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Woodbury Salterton Residents Association


The proposed attenuation pond and discharge system are not included in this
planning application but forms part of another planning application 16/2598/MFUL.
Therefore both these planning applications need to be considered together in
relation to Flood risk and Foul Drainage. Failure to approve 16/2598//MFUL will result
in the drainage strategy this application to fail.

Taken from the Design and Access Statement

As shown earlier the previous application 09/0410/MFUL was at a similar location but
further downhill from this new facility. As shown early the landscaping to the site
proposed in 2009 has now been removed and therefore the landscape is
significantly different.

Taken from the design and Access Statement

All planning applications need to be considered on their own merits. Significant


changes have taken place with new planning regulations a new approved local
plan and the provision of substantial employment land at Cranbrook and the West
End of the district.
Conclusion
Due to the above reasons the Woodbury Salterton Residents Association cannot
support this retrospective application.

WSRA Chairman Dave Rose Holywell Woodbury Salterton Exeter