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:           

  • Principle                                 
  • Layout                                    
  • Visual Impact                        
  • Privacy/Over-bearing              
  • Loss of light                             
  • Noise/Smell                             
  • Highway Safety                       
  • Economic Impact                         
  • Previous decisions/appeals     
  • Ecology
  • Crime
  • Flooding
  • Policy and Guidance – National Policy Framework
  • Considerations that are NOT material 
  • The Applicant
  • Land OWnership
  • Private rights (e.g. access)
  • Covenants
  • Property Value
  • Competition
  • Loss of view
  • ‘Better’ site or ‘Better’ use
  • Not as good as previous scheme

For further information on specific planning applications in Ottery St Mary or elsewhere in East Devon please read the Planning Documents below and then visit East Devon District Councilto gain access to the East Devon Planning Portal.

Guidance for viewing Planning Applications online at East Devon District Council:

Please 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.

30 July 2021
Last Updated
22 April 2023