The residents of Challaborough have fought long & hard to squash an application to re-build a big house at Waves Edge on the sea front, adjacent to the coastal path – second house down as you walk from Bigbury-on-Sea. The original application was taken to South Hams DC’s Development Management Committee and rejected. Now the developer’s appeal to the Inspector to overturn this decision has been dismissed – with no costs awarded.
The Inspector concluded:- ‘The adverse effects of the development are sufficient to mean that it would fail to conserve the landscape and scenic beauty of the AONB and that it would conflict with the development plan when taken as a whole. No matters have been found to outweigh this conflict. For the reasons given above I conclude that the appeal should be dismissed.’
The full appeal decision is available here:- APPEAL DECISION – 3176134