Monthly Archives: March 2012

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RSPB submits robust objection to industrial pig unit

By |2012-03-30T16:40:11+00:00March 30th, 2012|News|

I have copied and pasted my submission to EDDC’s planning department following a robust objection from the RSPB, to the proposed industrial pig unit at Venn Ottery.

Excellent work by Gavin Bloomfield of the RSPB, who has clearly examined the data and information in minute detail.

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Tipton riverbank to be shored up

By |2012-03-30T09:36:54+00:00March 30th, 2012|News|

Around 20 metres of the riverbank at Tipton St John will be subject to reinforcement activity from May through to the end of August.

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Not only a developer’s charter … but a lawyer’s one too.

By |2012-03-27T21:01:37+00:00March 27th, 2012|News|

So the National Trust and Campaign to Protect Rural England are celebrating a cautious victory.  The Government has listened to us, they claim.  The Government has imposed protection for the undesignated countryside, they say.

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Ottery council meeting on quarry moves to Football Club

By |2012-03-26T15:37:11+00:00March 26th, 2012|News|

An Ottery St Mary Town Council meeting, which will include a presentation from Devon County Council about a proposed quarry on the edge of West Hill, has been moved to the Football Club.

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Prominent Tory defends environment and gets sacked

By |2012-03-24T19:08:23+00:00March 24th, 2012|News|

Story from today’s Guardian.  It seems that just days before new legislation is published, there are still internal battles within Government over the Chancellor’s dictator-like attitude over wrecking the planning system.

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How to object to Straitgate Quarry

By |2012-03-23T19:15:45+00:00March 23rd, 2012|News|

Residents attending last night’s quarry campaign meeting asked whether they could have some more information on how to effectively object to the proposed quarry. 

Monica and Mark Mortimer have shared their own expertly researched objections with us.  Please feel free to take what you want from the list below.

You can email your responses to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

You can also find more information about the proposals here:  http://www.devon.gov.uk/mineralsites

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Habitats protection NOT a brake on growth, finds review

By |2012-03-23T16:46:05+00:00March 23rd, 2012|News|

I have copied and pasted below, a press release from the RSPB.  Good news amid worries over the new planning legislation to be announced on Tuesday

The RSPB has welcomed the findings of Defra’s review of the Habitats Regulations as a victory for facts over political rhetoric.

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Seven hour panel meeting sees Ottery finally get a better deal

By |2012-03-22T10:11:50+00:00March 22nd, 2012|News|

Below is an inordinately long account of what was probably the final East Devon Local Plan Panel meeting. 

My apologies for its length but I wanted to give a full picture of discussions, which were often intense and challenging.

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Chancellor hints at no adjustment time for councils on NPPF

By |2012-03-21T15:36:10+00:00March 21st, 2012|News|

During today’s budget, chancellor George Osborne gave the clearest indication yet that the NPPF will be strongly pro-economic growth and will come into force immediately, with no adjustment time for local authorities.

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