Monthly Archives: June 2012

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East Devon Tories vote down protest over new standards

By |2012-06-27T21:48:54+00:00June 27th, 2012|News|

The East Devon District Council conservative group has squashed a bid to send a protest letter to the Government over the new and undemocratic standards regime, which comes into force on Monday (2 July).

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County makes efforts to overcome hurdles to quarry

By |2012-06-25T10:10:05+00:00June 25th, 2012|News|

There are three main areas of serious concern that the Environment Agency (EA) has identified in relation to a proposal to quarry at Straitgate Farm, between West Hill and Ottery St Mary.

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Planning system online failure hinders councillors and residents

By |2012-06-22T12:54:51+00:00June 22nd, 2012|News|

I fired off the email below to the portfolio holder for communications, Cllr Ian Thomas, after I had set aside the next couple of hours to trawl through all the planning applications waiting for my attention in my inbox - and finding the EDDC system down - yet again!

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Concern over delayed decision on huge pig unit

By |2012-06-20T11:25:52+00:00June 20th, 2012|News|

I have copied and pasted below, my letter of concern to the EDDC planning team over the length of time that is being given to an applicant who wishes to build an industrial pig unit at Venn Ottery, the size of three football pitches.

The land is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is of the highest quality for food production - grades 1 and 3.
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Big supermarkets having major effect on local food networks

By |2012-06-15T10:11:48+00:00June 15th, 2012|News|

A major new national report has found that despite their critical importance to the health of our high streets, local economies and much loved landscapes, local food networks are under-recognised and poorly supported.

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Committee gives beauty spot application the green light

By |2012-06-12T19:34:25+00:00June 12th, 2012|News|

East Devon District Council’s Development Management Committee has given the green light for 15 houses (two thirds affordable) to be built on a prominent field at Tipton St John, outside the built-up area boundary.

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Where is the case for a quarry at Straitgate?

By |2012-06-11T08:43:37+00:00June 11th, 2012|News|

From Cllr Roger Giles:

The case against Straitgate has two strands.  One is its total unsuitability – which has been clearly demonstrated, particularly by the Environment Agency letter of 30 April 2012, and Natural England`s letter of 7 May 2012.

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Blogs, recordings, hearsay, ‘misquotes’ and facts …

By |2012-06-07T22:28:22+00:00June 7th, 2012|News|

East Devon District Council’s scrutiny committee unanimously backed a suspiciously Watery Recommendation this evening, which could pave the way for meetings held in public, to be recorded.

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