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LIST OF ELECTION PUBLIC MEETINGS (AND MY MANIFESTO) - HERE!

Friday, 10 May 2013 25 Comments by Claire

Here’s a link to my manifesto leaflet and a list of public meetings .....

Campaigning on the eastern side of Exeter

Saturday, 28 February 2015 0 Comments by Claire

There are around 4000 houses on the eastern side of Exeter that fall into the East Devon constituency.

EDDC leader and chief exec urged to suspend office relocation due to disclosure judgement delay

Saturday, 28 February 2015 2 Comments by Claire

I have just sent this email to EDDC leader, Paul Diviani and chief executive, Mark Williams…...

Legal fees on fighting Info Commissioner spirals: AND judgement due two days AFTER EDDC decision!

Friday, 27 February 2015 0 Comments by Claire

East Devon District Council’s legal fees on fighting the Information Commissioner have spiralled to over £10,000, it was revealed at Wednesday evening’s full council meeting, following a question I asked.

EDDC changes tack and pushes local plan on through elections after all!

Friday, 27 February 2015 0 Comments by Claire

East Devon District Council’s beleaguered Local Plan will move ahead without hindrance after all, it was revealed at Wednesday evening’s full council meeting.

Only two weeks ago EDDC issued a press release saying that the long-awaited strategic housing figures would remain confidential and the Local Plan would not be progressed until after the May elections - blog here - http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/eddc_delays_yet_again_over_its_local_plan_this_time_because_of_elections

Government ignores parliamentary select committee which demanded changes to planning rules

Friday, 27 February 2015 0 Comments by Claire

The government has opted to ignore an important report with many recommendations from MPs, on amending the developer friendly National Planning Policy Framework, which is causing so much damage to our countryside and to our communities here in East Devon.

No wonder Hugo evaded my question to him last Thursday evening at Clyst St Mary - see - http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/hugo_dodges_the_question_and_blames_eddc_fully_for_speculative_development

Clive Betts MP hits out at the Government’s unaccountably complacent reaction here - http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/news/nppf-government-response/

But why are they so keen to befriend developers?

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