I have this week objected again to the attempts by housing developer, Taylor Wimpey, to build on the green fields to the north east of Tamerton Foliot. After being refused planning permission, Taylor Wimpey have submitted an appeal to the Planning Inspector, re-submitted their initial application, and most recently submitted a fresh application for outline planning permission on the same site.
All the my existing objections to the development of the site at Allern Lane remain such as visual impact, drainage and traffic issues, but in addition, the existence of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan (JLP), which is due before the Planning Inspector in the autumn, further strengthens the calls my reject this new application.
Under the JLP, Tamerton Foliot is surrounded by green space and open countryside which protects it from development. For Taylor Wimpey to push for this development whilst the JLP awaits its final inspection is a very cynical move in my mind.
Whilst Plymouth absolutely needs more homes to be built, the JLP identifies strategic sites across the city for development which have had wide consultation. This site in Tamerton Foliot is not included in this list and any application should be refused.
I continue to add my full support to the community in Tamerton Foliot and stand with them in their strong and impressive campaign in opposition to the plans.