Monthly Archives: November 2011

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George Osborne:  Great economist or environmental philistine?

By |2011-11-29T10:12:30+00:00November 29th, 2011|News|

Today’s news that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is intent on slackening laws to protect the most sensitive wildlife sites, could place some of the most special parts of East Devon under pressure from development.

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Change of heart for planners over 15 houses at West Hill

By |2011-11-25T14:48:03+00:00November 25th, 2011|News|

A report recommending approval last month for a 15-house scheme at Westhayes, West Hill, has now been brought forward to the December Development Management Committee meeting, recommended for refusal.

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Secret economic strategy was poised for public comment

By |2011-11-25T13:42:26+00:00November 25th, 2011|News|

A major policy document, outlining East Devon District Council’s plans for long-term economic growth was on the verge of being published for consultation, without most councillors seeing a copy or being given the opportunity to comment, it emerged last night.

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122 houses at Feniton set for refusal

By |2011-11-24T17:26:34+00:00November 24th, 2011|News|

An application to build over 120 houses on high quality agricultural land at Feniton, is being recommended for refusal by East Devon District Council planners.

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***The future of Aylesbeare - meeting ***

By |2011-11-23T21:01:53+00:00November 23rd, 2011|News|

A meeting is being organised in the new year to allow Aylesbeare residents a chance to comment on East Devon District Council’s Local Plan.

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*** West Hill meeting to debate the Local Plan ***

By |2011-11-23T20:08:26+00:00November 23rd, 2011|News|

A meeting will take place to debate the revised Local Plan (formerly Local Development Framework) and decide on a response to the consultation, which starts on 1 December.

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West Hill play park - work starts to restore it

By |2011-11-23T12:16:26+00:00November 23rd, 2011|News|

A move will take place next week (starting Tuesday 29th November) to restore West Hill Play Park to its former state, following South West Water’s work last month.

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National planning reform document to be published at Christmas

By |2011-11-22T20:51:42+00:00November 22nd, 2011|News|

From Andrew Lainton’s planning blog:

Eric Pickles MP was this week reported to have said that the final National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will be published ‘in a month or so’ carefully timed to appear in the christmas break, when parliament is not is in session and most of the media are on holiday.

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Strategic plan improves at the 11th hour

By |2011-11-21T14:49:27+00:00November 21st, 2011|News|

A handful of strategic planning policies have been tweaked for the better at last Friday’s (18 November) meeting of the Development Management Committee.

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