We are extremely disappointed by the decision to allow a development to take place on the outskirts of Paignton.

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State has approved the appeal for 373 homes and associated development at Inglewood. The decision follows a two-week public inquiry that took place virtually in January 2021.

The site had been promoted by developers Abacus-Deeley Freed who appealed in early 2020. We had indicated that it would refuse the application because it was contrary to the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan, and harmful to the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which lies close to the site.

A spokesperson for the council said: “We are so very disappointed by this decision. It will come as a severe blow to the many volunteers who have worked tirelessly on the preparation of Neighbourhood Plans over many years. Local communities should have the final say in developments in their areas.

The council will consider the Inspectors findings in detail before commenting further.”

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