Around one quarter of candidates hopeful of a seat on East Devon District Council have put their names to our pledge, which prioritises the wishes of local residents.
Three cases of fly-tipping have been reported to Ottery St Mary police - since 4 April, when Devon County Council axed the rural skip facility at the Land of Canaan car park in Ottery St Mary.
A controversial planning application in West Hill, on land opposite the shop looks set to be rejected after planning officers recommended refusal.
Protections for the East Devon countryside have been weakened in favour of economic development — yet no paperwork can be provided for this fundamental shift in policy.
I was interested to see a letter in this week’s Ottery Herald from Cllr Randall Johnson (ward member for Ottery St Mary Rural and EDDC Leader). The letter seems an attempt to pigeon hole me as a ‘single issue’ candidate only concerned about development. It also hints that I am unconcerned about the provision of low cost housing.