Devon County Council’s planners have asked for a substantial and significant amount of further information to support the application for a park and ride scheme between Ide & Exeter. The queries include more specific information on dormice, flood , lighting and local road impacts, as well as requiring clearer and consistent information on the actual objectives / how many car journeys it is claimed will be removed (temporarily) from the Alphington Road. This further information has to be supplied by September 7th, and a further round of consultation is likely to be required, meaning that the application won’t be considered until late autumn at the earliest.
The planners’ response underlines the very poor quality of work that underpinned the application documents, with numerous inconsistencies, gaps and a gaping hole where there should be clarity on what the scheme is actually going to achieve.
CWEST is now going to work with others to try and secure a root and branch, transparent review of transport policy and plans for SW Exeter. Watch this space…..Read more here