• The event is part of the first stage of a consultation, which will ultimately determine where built-up area boundaries will be amended to accommodate the development allocated to villages, until 2026. East Devon District Council is proposing that villages grow by five percent of the number of houses within built-up area boundaries. For: Alfington this means five dwellings Tipton St John this means[...]

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    East Devon District Council has asked town and parish councils to consider whether any other sites in their communities should also be considered for development. It is the first stage in a two-step process of consulting residents over where future development could be located.  The next stage will be a public consultation to select a site/s, sometime in the autumn. Large-scale maps to view [...]

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    The application, for parkland next to Eastfield, is outside West Hill’s built-up area boundary and was refused in December. The appeal is the first in my ward to be published since the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework, in March. Planning inspector, Mike Robins heard the appeal on 21 March and his decision, published today, puts visual intrusion issues at the top of the [...]

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    Complaints were brought by Cllr Roger Giles and two members of the public, Sandra Semple and Emily McIvor. The breaches are mainly concerned with the way Cllr Allen behaved towards myself and Cllr Giles at local plan panel meetings between August and November 2011. One charge relates to a potentially damaging quote from Cllr Allen about Cllr Giles, published in the Pulman’s View From Ottery [...]

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    The poster advises what residents can do if they wish to oppose the plans.  Please download a copy and display it in your car window or laminate it and put it on your gate or fence. Now is not the time to relax!  We need to continue to oppose this unacceptable plan. Download a copy from the link below: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3PSgcuwxJvgSS11UU4xX01CdUk/edit# Photograph:  [...]

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    The environmental impact of quarrying on top of a major acquifer appears to be the main source of the EA’s concerns. Devon County Council is proposing to include land at Straitgate Farm in its minerals plan as a site for quarrying.  Aggregate Industries owns the land and the minerals rights. In a letter to Devon County Council officer, Andy Hill, Marcus Salmon, planning liaison [...]

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    It is the third time that the application, submitted by landowners, the Taylor family, has come before Ottery St Mary Town Council. It is on a hill behind Barton Orchard, on land designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, outside Tipton’s built-up area boundary. 10 of the dwellings are classed as affordable and five are market value.  The application was submitted under the [...]

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    Nine sites for potential housing developments at Aylesbeare, have been submitted by landowners. The pieces of land are: - one site to the east of Harp Lane - four large sites, running in a continuous line, are submitted behind the houses running along the eastern side of Village Way (W156, W035, W115, W034) - one site to the north of Oak Road (opposite the Village Hall) - (W161) - two sites to [...]

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    11 sites for potential housing developments at Alfington, have been submitted by landowners. The pieces of land are: - three sites north west of the Ottery Road (C114, C100, C117) - two sites west of Pattison Close (C127 and C116) - one site south of Summer Lane (C115) - one site to the north and east of Summer Lane (C099) - one site to the east of Alfington Farm and Anthony Cottages (C128) - one [...]

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    17 sites for potential housing developments at West Hill, have been submitted by landowners. The pieces of land are: -  five sites at Toadpit Lane (CO89, CO35, CO72, C205, CO38) -  two sites next to Eastfield (C125, CO50) -  one site next to Windmill Lane (CO86) -  one site off West Hill Road, opposite McColls (C073) -  one site next to Elsdon Lane (C146) -  three [...]

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    Eight sites for potential housing developments at Tipton have been submitted by landowners. The pieces of land are: - between Otter Close and Mallocks Close (C201) - south of Barton Orchard (C037) - Crosshills near Lancercombe (two sites: C051, C052) - next to the school (2 sites: east and west of the road to Salston Corner C077, C078) - at Green Lane (2 sites: C017 east of Green Lane/north of [...]

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    When was Aggregate Industries given planning permission for mineral extraction from Marshbroadmoor? Marshbroadmoor gained planning permission in 1999 – it expires in 2015 What is the amount of reserve left at Marshbroadmoor? It was reported at the liaison committee that there was in the region of 60 to 70,000 tonnes remaining Has Aggregate Industries been in negotiation with DCC about its [...]

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    I have deliberately not blogged my views about WHRA’s actions relating to their workshop, which involved identifying and publishing sites for future development in West Hill.  This is partly because I do not wish to cause ill-feeling between myself and the association, and partly because I did not want to draw additional attention to this issue, subsequent to the Ottery Town Council [...]

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    East Devon District Council engineer, Keith Steel and Environment Agency officer, George Arnison attended Feniton Parish Council’s meeting, to give an update on plans for a flood defence scheme. I attended as the EDDC ward member for the part of Feniton nearest Ottery St Mary, which includes a piece of land subjected to a planning application for 120 houses, refused by EDDC last December. There [...]

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