Planning Committee Meetings - Town and Parish Councils are Consultees to the Local Planning Authority and as such do not make decisions on Planning Applications. The Town Council's Planning Committee is required to make its willingness to support, or not, planning applications based on local knowledge and current planning policies in order that these views can be taken into account by East Devon District Council as the Planning Authority. Below are a list of considerations that are and are not taken into account when EDDC consider planning applications:

 Material Considerations:               Considerations that are NOT material 

  • Principle                                     The Applicant
  • Layout                                         Land Ownership
  • Visual Impact                              Private rights (e.g access)
  • Privacy/Over-bearing                  Covenants
  • Loss of light                                 Property value
  • Noise/Smell                                 Competition
  • Highway Safety                           Loss of view
  • Economic Impact                         'Better' site or 'Better' use
  • Previous decisions/appeals         Not as good as previous scheme
  • Ecology
  • Crime
  • Flooding
  • Policy & Guidance - National Policy Framework
For further information on specific planning applications in Ottery St Mary or elsewhere in East Devon please read the Conditions of Use link here: Conditions of Use and then click on this link: East Devon District Council, to gain access to the East Devon Planning Portal.

Guidance for viewing Planning Applications

online at East Devon District Council:

Please click on the link here to go to the East Devon District Council 'Search Page' to search for a specific Planning Application (Please note that you will need either the Planning Application reference number ie 16/1062/FUL or the address of the proposed development).

At the section where it asks for keyword or application reference enter the details then press Search. Details of this application will then be shown.

You can then click on the tab 'Documents' followed by clicking on the box 'View associated documents', you can then view all the Planning Application documents relating to this application by clicking any of the blue boxes under the heading Open Document.