Ottery St Mary Town Council has stuck to its guns and insisted that 300 houses (maximum) should be built in the town over the next 15-20 years.
The response runs on to some 12 sides of A4 so it is quite long, however, I have been approached by many people asking to see it so I decided to post the entire thing on my blog. I will quite understand if some of you go off the boil before getting to the end!
Ottery St Mary Town Council backed a major planning application last night, on a field designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Dick Beardsall, who has been one of the leading figures in West Hill Residents Association, presented a full and comprehensive draft response to the East Devon Local Plan consultation last night, at the final public meeting of the association, to debate the subject.
From Planning magazine:
Supermarket giant Tesco is considering building fewer out-of-town hypermarkets after suffering its worst Christmas trading in 20 years.
Around 100 people turned up at the Old Boys School at Ottery St Mary on Monday evening, angry at East Devon District Council’s plans to build 400 houses in the town over the next 15 to 20 years.
A story from today’s Telegraph:
Wealthy donors appear to be buying Government policy by securing “preferential” access to ministers and senior politicians, the standards watchdog has warned.
There was standing room only in Aylesbeare village hall last night, as residents gathered to give their views about the amount of houses the village receives over the next 15 to 20 years.
I have copied and pasted this excellent article by Bert Biscoe, published in the Western Morning News on 30 December. I found it rang true and echoed many of my own thoughts and points I have made at planning meetings in the past ... I am sure that one day those running our country will realise that our land is the best and most important asset we have. Hopefully by this time it won’t be too late.