Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Committee overturns eviction for Tipton woman

By |2012-08-24T18:41:27+00:00August 24th, 2012|News|

A Tipton woman has been freed from years of enforcement action and the threat of being evicted from her land, which has been in her family for generations.

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‘Serious risk’ that Feniton sewers would be unable to cope

By |2012-08-23T20:21:55+00:00August 23rd, 2012|News|

Lawyers for South West Water have written to East Devon District Council expressing deep concern that further development in Feniton could lead to the sewerage system overflowing onto the village’s roads.

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Judge rules that council ‘misdirected itself’ over AONB

By |2012-08-23T20:18:50+00:00August 23rd, 2012|News|

This story appeared on ‘Planning Portal’ on 2 August ....

A conservation group fighting to protect ancient meadows near Bath has won its legal challenge to save land formerly owned by broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) from agricultural development.

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Town Hall doors unlocked to social media and bloggers

By |2012-08-23T20:03:48+00:00August 23rd, 2012|News|

The press release below is from the Dept for Communities and Local Government and was released yesterday ...it puts a yet stronger case for EDDC to allow recordings (if not webcasts) of its meetings.

That sign displayed in the council chamber disallowing recordings or filming or photographs so far remains.

I made a request at the last overview and scrutiny meeting that this issue should come back to scrutiny and it was agreed that it would be on the agenda for the October meeting.  I will blog more nearer the time…...................................

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RSPB maintains objection over industrial pig unit

By |2012-08-23T17:12:51+00:00August 23rd, 2012|News|

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has maintained its objection over the large industrial pig unit proposed for Venn Ottery, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Farming to be on a different scale in East Devon …

By |2012-08-14T21:15:11+00:00August 14th, 2012|News|

With the spotlight on a planning application for a major industrial pig unit in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Venn Ottery, I have unearthed and pasted below, a press release that was issued in July 2011, following a conference on farming at Bicton College.

Myself and Cllr Roger Giles attended the conference, some aspects of which we found worrying ...............................................................................................................

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