• The exhibition will give details about plans for an unknown number of houses on an unknown piece of land in the village. The display comes in advance of a planning application. The Community Council of Devon will also be there with the results of West Hill’s recent Housing Needs Survey. Members of the public can join the exhibition from 4.15pm on Friday 12 August.

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    The panel met to debate future strategic development in the district, including numbers of houses and land to be used for industrial or commercial premises. Over 400 units are currently sitting empty and almost 300 of those have been empty for over a year.  It is vital that we (EDDC Local Development Framework) take this information into account when assessing the amount of land for industry [...]

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    The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is the biggest shake-up of planning law for decades and although it was published a few days ago, has already been heavily criticised by several environmental groups, such as the National Trust, The Campaign to Protect Rural England and Friends of the Earth. The Royal Town Planning Institute, which represents planning officers, has also spoken out [...]

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