Monthly Archives: April 2012

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130 houses at Ottery rejected by EDDC

By |2012-04-27T19:55:49+00:00April 27th, 2012|News|

East Devon District Council has rejected an application from Redrow Homes, which applied to build 130 dwellings on land next to Butts Road, in Ottery St Mary.

Below I have copied and pasted the letter Cllr Roger Giles (EDDC councillor for Ottery St Mary Town) delivered to around 250 houses this afternoon.

A good decision and apparently a set of sound reasons for refusal!

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Quarry campaigners furnish councillors with the facts

By |2012-04-26T15:28:29+00:00April 26th, 2012|News|

Campaigners battling against proposals for a quarry the size of 56 football pitches between Ottery St Mary and West Hill, today, took the opportunity to enlighten councillors with some key facts.

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Watch speeches live at key quarry meeting Thursday!

By |2012-04-25T16:45:48+00:00April 25th, 2012|News|

Anyone unable to get to the Devon County Council Development Management Committee meeting on Thursday (26 April), will be able to view the event live online via the Devon County Council website. 

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Newham Council accused of ‘social cleansing’

By |2012-04-24T07:23:08+00:00April 24th, 2012|News|

I have copied and pasted this story from the BBC News website. 

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A London council has been accused of starting “social cleansing” in the capital by asking a Stoke-on-Trent housing association to take on up to 500 families on housing benefit.

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NPPF helpline will not provide policy advice says chief planner

By |2012-04-18T12:12:25+00:00April 18th, 2012|News|

A story just published by Planning is copied and pasted below. 

Any useful guidance on what how the NPPF ambiguities should actually be interpreted, will not be provided. 

Great helpline!

“A government helpline set up to advise local authorities on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is not intended to help them interpret the meaning of the policies contained in the document, the government’s chief planner said today.

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