Save our village AGAIN– Lee Bay Conservation Area

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Lee, near Ilfracombe, is without doubt one of the most beautiful coastal villages in North Devon and, arguably, in the whole country.  The village is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of the Heritage Coast, and most importantly a designated Conservation Area.

In 2016 a proposal for a substantial housing development at a key location within the Conservation Area was rejected by the North Devon District Council Planning Committee, and that was in part owing to the support of those who objected by way of a similar petition to this.

In April of 2017 the developer submitted a revised proposal – for a project 15% bigger than before and which still failed to address most of the key reasons the previous scheme was rejected.  Since then there have been many further objections and a few minor amendments, but nothing of any consequence. 

So once again the village is under threat from a proposed housing development that in the view of the petitioners is out of place within this very special landscape and will bring few if any benefits to the village, the wider community or the many thousands of holiday makers who visit this place each year.

Follow this link for full details of the proposal (Application 63167)

We now believe these revised proposals are likely to be brought to the planning committee shortly and we ask all those who love this special place to show their support for objections by signing this petition.  People may also wish to make their own comments on the scheme through the above website.

Whilst we recognise that the old hotel site is in need of improvement, we do not believe this is the right project for this unique location.

Please sign this request to the NDDC Planning Committee that they do not accept this application.



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