Exeter Civic Society has written to Exeter City Council asking them to withdraw their awful planning application for new housing on the site of the former Clifton Hill Sports Centre. The society has scrutinised the proposals in detail, and whilst the appearance of these contemporary homes is pleasing, we find them to be style over substance when we look into the detail.
The application consists of 33 four-five bedroomed lavish homes for sale and a block of 11 flats (5 one bedroom and 6 two bedroom) for social housing for over 55 year olds. The flats are squeezed onto the site and positioned so close to mature trees that residents will not have any daylight during the summer months when the trees are in leaf. The social homes lack basic storage facilities or parking spaces and we are hoping that they will look to improve the design of these homes at least.
Updates and information
Our letter to the council along with our list of 18 problems with the development can be found here. ECS request to withdraw Clifton Hill proposals
Our press release can be read here.
The application has been submitted by Exeter City Councils’s wholly owned offshoot Exeter City Living Limited.
The application can be viewed on the council’s website.
The activities regarding Exeter City Living Limited can be found on their website.