Monthly Archives: January 2012

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East Devon draft Local Plan - my consultation response

By |2012-01-27T11:22:14+00:00January 27th, 2012|News|

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!

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Dick leads the way on West Hill Local Plan response

By |2012-01-14T18:21:54+00:00January 14th, 2012|News|

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.

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Tesco to curb out-of-town expansion plans

By |2012-01-13T13:01:34+00:00January 13th, 2012|News|

From Planning magazine:

Supermarket giant Tesco is considering building fewer out-of-town hypermarkets after suffering its worst Christmas trading in 20 years.

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Ottery residents oppose 400 houses proposal

By |2012-01-11T13:36:23+00:00January 11th, 2012|News|

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.

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Big donors buying Govt policy - standards watchdog warns

By |2012-01-07T17:35:34+00:00January 7th, 2012|News|

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.

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A new year, a new appeal …

By |2012-01-05T15:57:46+00:00January 5th, 2012|News|

The developer who was refused permission to build 15 houses at Westhayes, off Eastfield, West Hill, has now lodged an appeal with the planning inspectorate.

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A huge turn-out at Aylesbeare to debate development

By |2012-01-05T11:43:31+00:00January 5th, 2012|News|

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.

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Food production must be at the forefront in future land planning

By |2012-01-03T19:59:18+00:00January 3rd, 2012|News|

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.

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