2017-20 Lee Bay Hotel proposal

UPDATE: 6 June 2020

Draft Policy Design Brief, Lee Bay Hotel

A draft design brief is now available for consultation. The brief is a requirement following the refused planning application in April 2019. It sets out the parameters for any future development. It can be viewed HERE, together with a copy of the Lee & Lincombe News article on the subject which contains a summary HERE. The draft design brief seems to encompass the requirements of the Conservation Area character appraisal, planning regulations, and the grounds for the refusal.

The council and the association are keen to hear the views of residents, homeowners, and members. The association would like to put forward, if possible, a unified response.

So, any comments will be gratefully received by Paul Scarrott (pes-2@outlook.com or tel: 864723) or Eric Couling (ericleedevon@gmail.com or tel: 871545) or any committee member. Thank you.

UPDATE: 15 March 2019


UPDATE: 12 March 2018

The LLRA committee recommends that you view the changes at planning.northdevon.gov.uk and post your comments (whether you support or object) either online or by email to planningcomments@northdevon.gov.uk by 20th March 2018 at the latest.

The substance of the changes are: 

viability reports pertaining to: 
  • the refurbishment of a 57 bedroom hotel and the erection of 23 dwellings for let; 
  • a consultant's assessment that the proposal is the minimum necessary; 

and a map indicating sale of the land behind the proposed cafe to the cafe and car park owner/s. 

Please feel free to contact any LLRA committee member if you would like to discuss further - Eric Couling, Carolyn Weekes, Paul and Marion Thom, Pat Coates, Elizabeth Gilliat, Trevor Greaves, Alan Bannister, Mavis Rogers and Paul Scarrott.

UPDATE: 03 July 2017

Proposed redevelopment of the Lee Bay Hotel

Residents are reminded that the consultation period for Acorn Blue's amended planning application, expires on 14th July. 

The new proposal is for a larger number of units than before - now 23 dwellings instead of 20, made up of 13 apartments and 10 terraced houses in two blocks.  In the new proposal, the ridge line has been reduced in height and the amount of glazing reduced.  There is no provision for affordable housing.  There is no change to the cafe and toilets which are as before, at the back of the site, and the gardens remain exclusively for the use of owners, with no public access or open space provision apart from the existing front terrace area.

If you are in any way dissatisfied with the proposal, or indeed in support, you will need to make fresh representations on the North Devon planning website, application number 63167, no later than 14th July.

Two letters we have sent this week:

Letter sent to residents

LLRA response to North Devon Council


The short videos below have been made to clearly show the current site, the plans refused in 2016 and these latest proposed plans.


Overhead view