750 new Exeter homes plan given go-ahead
PLANS for one of Exeter's biggest new homes developments have been given the all-clear.
Members of the city's planning committee gave the green light for 750 new homes, along with open space and a site for a new railway halt, for land around the Met Office.
The main access to the site is off Hill Barton Road and there will be a route connected to Fitzroy Road and Oberon Road.
The 57-acre site covers land around the Met Office and Exeter Business Park.
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Nearly 200 of the new properties are destined to be "affordable homes."
Des Furness of the Wilton Way Residents Association said he was disappointed at the outcome and felt concerns about traffic and road safety had not been adequately addressed.
He said: "Figures for the increase of traffic flows were it seems only calculated and again worked out using a mechanism to show the most positive picture.
"Representations put to the planning department in advance stated additional traffic will result in further difficulty leaving Wilton Way, particularly in the morning rush hour.
"This roundabout will become the focus of the newly formed Wilton Way Residents Association's disagreement with the planning department.
"All in all I was disappointed by the way our concerns on the estate and those for greater safety on Hill Barton Road were overlooked."
The application is one of a number for new homes which total more than 1,740 at the city's eastern edge. Plans have already been approved for 350 new homes at Monkerton.