East Devon District Council is being advised to reduce its housing numbers and radically slash the amount of warehouses it builds over the next 20 years.
An eight week consultation period is to launch on Monday 21 November, on EDDC’s Local Development Framework - previously one of the most controversial documents ever to emerge from the council.
West Hill residents are now in limbo for around five weeks, following the end today of a major public inquiry appeal against an application for 50 houses at West Hill.
Ottery St Mary Town Council has written a strong letter to the Government criticising controversial and damaging planning reforms which threaten the countryside. The National Planning Policy Framework was launched for consultation during July and the period closes on Monday. Around 10,000 responses have reportedly flooded into the Department of Communities and Local Government. Even Greg Clark’s own council, the MP who is one of the driving forces behind the document, has blasted the framework, which was written by a team of developers earlier this year.
The letter which I drafted, and was backed town councillors, is below:
I lodged a Notice of Motion at last night’s full East Devon District Council meeting, asking the council to call on the Government to abolish the council tax discount on second homes.