Save Penns Mount
- Dorothy Dawson
- Teignbridge District Council Spatial Planning and Delivery Team
- United Kingdom
Penns Mount, most of which is currently used to pasture sheep, is a prominent landscape feature at the head of the River Teign Estuary. Hitherto it has been protected from building.
It is highly visible from:
. the A380, especially southbound as you approach the Ware Barton turnoff,
. the Ware Barton roundabout,
. the A383 into Kingsteignton.
. the new footbridge at Newton Abbot,
. the new cycle path beside Newton Abbot racecourse,
. the historic Templar Way footpath along the river (in an Area of Great Landscape Value)
. Shaldon Road at Milber (in an Area of Great Landscape Value).
Locally, the proposed development of up to 250 houses and a park will alter the nature of Kingsteignton from a charming rural town to a characterless expanse of housing estates and business parks.
Overall, it will damage the amenity value of the Teign Estuary, a beautiful area much loved by both locals and visitors. Future generations will rue this mistake!
The Teignbridge Local Plan 2013-2033, which includes area KS6 (Penns Mount) for consideration as housing land, has not yet been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate - in fact the outline approval for 250 houses was granted on 10 December, 9 days before the deadline for Representations regarding the Proposed Submission version of the Plan.
We, the undersigned, call on Teignbridge District Council Spatial Planning and Delivery Team: to support inclusion of Penns Mount in the local Coastal Preservation Area and Areas of Great Landscape Value; to retract submission of KS6 as a possible housing area; and to rescind the outline planning permission granted to Eagle One Homes for up to 250 homes on Penns Mount.
The Save Penns Mount petition to Teignbridge District Council Spatial Planning and Delivery Team was written by Dorothy Dawson and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.