In June this year, after 18 months of campaigning against the proposal to build 65 houses on the green field site known as Allern Lane (north of the Village of Tamerton Foliot), South Hams District Council (SHDC) bowed to public pressure and refused the unwanted application.
The main concerns were visual impact, loss of greenspace, traffic congestion and drainage.
Over 400 objections were lodged and over £2,000 had been raised by local residents – running Coffee mornings, Spooky walks, mufti days and collections to fight the proposals.
Several packed public meetings organized by local MP, Johnny Mercer, delivered the message loud and clear to the developers. Finally, after a long wait, today SHDC have confirmed that no appeal has been lodged and the case is now closed.
Johnny Mercer MP said,
“I am delighted that the efforts of Tamerton Foliot residents and local activists have paid off and the development has been halted. I was pleased to be able to support the local community by hosting public meetings in the village, enabling residents to have their voices heard by Taylor Wimpey and the Planning Authority.’
Robert Plumb, Chair of Tamerton Foliot Village Conservation Society said,
“The people of Tamerton Foliot have won a momentous victory and with the ongoing support of Plymouth City Council and South Hams District Council we can work together to ensure this type of inappropriate development does not happen in the future.”