As reported in the previous news item, Network Rail's planning application for the flood relief scheme at Station Road in Hele had been placed on Mid Devon District Council's (MDDC) agenda for their planning committee meeting on 8th August. Network Rail have now asked for that to be deferred, so it will not be discussed at that meeting. Network Rail have advised MDDC that they wish to carry out further flood risk assessment work.

The next MDDC planning committee meeting is on 5th September, so that is the earliest that it could now be considered.