Plans for 255 Teignmouth farmland houses deferred

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Image caption More than 60 objections have been made about the development

Plans to build 255 homes on the outskirts of a Devon town have been put on hold after objections by residents.

Teignbridge District Council's Planning Committee deferred the plans for a report on access to the farmland site amid concerns over its safety.

The council has received more than 60 objections to the application for 32 acres off Higher Exeter Road.

One protester, Francine Winston, said: "We know we have to have houses but this is way too much."

County councillor Richard Younger-Ross said: "The site is bizarrely in the local plan for development, but this must not stop us insisting on the highways improvements, surface water retention on site and school funding to mitigate the impact of this proposed development."

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