EDDC planners have now refused the application to build a house in this field, which offers important views to the sea for residents and walkers on the SW Coastal Path. The delegated report gives three reasons:
- The site is in the countryside, outside the Built Up Area Boundary.
- The development would conflict with the Coastal Protection policy.
- Without further surveys, it conflicts with policies to protect the habitat of protected bat species from Beer Caves.
Planners also state that the owners’ proposed 2-metre fence would not enable them to get round the Coastal Protection policy (which they have misunderstood).