Hardline councillors have told a developer to find alternative accommodation for families caught up in a planning row, rejecting a plea to allow them to move into their new Exeter homes.

As the Echo revealed last week, 11 families have been prevented from moving into houses they bought in Kings Heath, Digby, until developers provide an open space and play area as part of a planning obligation.

An additional 39 recently completed homes stand empty and cannot be sold before the amenities are complete.

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