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18/05/2017

Appeal: Drop limit on special needs ‘glamping’ centre, council told

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An inspector has approved plans for an autism-friendly ‘glamping’ facility near Exeter, ruling that the local authority’s decision to impose a condition limiting permission to a period of three years was ‘unfair and unreasonable’.

The proposal seeks a change of use from agricultural land to a camping site with safari tents and shepherd’s huts, a stables and a sensory garden designed for people with autism. Initially, Mid Devon District Council held no objections to the proposal, despite various concerns raised by local residents. On the advice of planning officers who dismissed these concerns, the council granted........
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