Monthly Archives: March 2011

//March

Honiton Maternity Unit - a good result!

By |2011-03-25T07:21:31+00:00March 25th, 2011|News|

Within weeks new mums should, once again, be able to stay overnight at Honiton Maternity Unit if a midwife agrees that further support is necessary.

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Another sand and gravel quarry near West Hill?

By |2011-03-25T07:17:20+00:00March 25th, 2011|News|

A consultation is underway about opening a huge sand and gravel quarry at Straitgate Farm between Toadpit Lane, Exeter Road and the A30. If approved, this would dwarf the 60 acre Venn Ottery Quarry
which already has planning permission.

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Secret planning documentation now made public

By |2011-03-25T07:15:40+00:00March 25th, 2011|News|

Three years of secret strategic planning minutes are now published on East Devon District Council’s website in February, after I formally complained to Chief Executive, Mark Williams
about the lack of transparency. 

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No commitment on fewer homes and industrial estates

By |2011-03-25T07:11:54+00:00March 25th, 2011|News|

Despite claims in a press release issued before Christmas to build fewer homes and industrial estates over the next 15 years, it appears that East Devon District Council (EDDC) holds no firm
commitment to this pledge. The long-term planning strategy launched by EDDC last autumn, the Local Development Framework (LDF) was condemned by residents and consultees alike, including Devon County Council and Natural England.

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Tipton St John application for 56 homes refused

By |2011-03-17T15:42:50+00:00March 17th, 2011|News|

A planning application for 56 homes outside Tipton St John’s development boundary has been refused by the Development Management Committee, earlier this month (March).

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Eastfield and Blue Cedar Homes (BCH)

By |2011-03-17T15:41:26+00:00March 17th, 2011|News|

This application for 56 homes on a field outside the development boundary next to Eastfield was unanimously refused at the Development Management Committee meeting last month (February).

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A play park for West Hill

By |2011-03-17T15:41:22+00:00March 17th, 2011|News|

The finish line is in sight now the landscaping is finished and the structures have started to be built!

In just a few weeks our children and grandchildren will be able to climb and play in the wooden tree house, whizz down the slide, scramble across the rope net, swing themselves as high as they can and hide in the willow dens.

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5 May elections for East Devon District Council

By |2011-03-17T15:39:29+00:00March 17th, 2011|News|

I love being a councillor for West Hill and intend to stand for Ottery St Mary Rural Ward (which includes the villages surrounding Ottery St Mary) as an independent district councillor on 5 May.

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Broadband improvements

By |2011-03-17T15:36:45+00:00March 17th, 2011|News|

Around a year ago, several people contacted me about problems with their broadband.  There have been problems with frequent disconnections, due to very slow speeds.

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