The following link will take you to the South Hams Planning portal where Gallion Property Developers have just made an application to demolish Warren Cottage/Bay View Cafe after the 18 January.
Our District Councillor, Beth Huntley, is up a mountain in the Himalayas and cannot coordinate the response – she has asked for your help via Charterlands Chatter Facebook.
Its up to you to do what you can as quickly as possible. It takes up to 3 days for an Objection to be posted on the South Hams website once you have pressed the submit button and we only have until 18 January.
1. Forward this note to anyone whom you think would want to stop this demolition and ask them to object to the permission to demolish.
2. Make an Objection yourself as quickly as possible.
The issues are many but these include
Planning Permission was refused by the SHDC for 4 luxury houses on this site. Gallion have not yet heard back from the Inspector who heard their Appeal against the refusal,
The buildings were designated a Community Asset of Value by the due legal planning process. The developers have also appealed against this CAV designation and the relevant tribunal will not be held until April/May 2018.
By applying to demolish what was clearly designated as a Community Asset by the local planning authority, the developers have shown an utter contempt for the local community and for the national planning process.
They should withdraw their application for demolition until AFTER the outcome of their APPEAL against Planning Permission is known.
The South Hams Council should not have accepted a planning Application for Demolition until AFTER the Appeal processes were completed.
This is a national issue and you are urged to write to the local newspapers and voice your concerns about this as a matter of principle.