Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Row over business forum planning approvals - BBC report

By |2012-09-28T09:54:37+00:00September 28th, 2012|News|

This morning’s BBC Radio Devon breakfast news programme led with a story on a row growing about East Devon Business Forum members’ planning approvals that have been contrary to planning policy.

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Large pig unit finally rejected by EDDC

By |2012-09-26T21:13:38+00:00September 26th, 2012|News|

A large industrial pig unit proposed at Venn Ottery in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), has finally been refused after months of uncertainty for residents.

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Telegraph covers plans to create industrial estate at Sidford

By |2012-09-25T09:25:56+00:00September 25th, 2012|News|

EDDC has the dubious honour of being named by a national newspaper, as being among the local authorities planning to allow a large development on an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Daily Telegraph has covered EDDC’s plans to allocate 12 acres north of Sidford as an industrial estate with 400 car parking spaces.

The Government (led by Mr Osborne’s misguided intentions) is intending to weaken countryside protection and AONB policies further, in new plans to be released later this autumn.  The full story, which appeared in Friday’s Telegraph, is below:

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Residents report concern over business forum interests

By |2012-09-23T20:00:27+00:00September 23rd, 2012|News|

I received this report today, along with other East Devon scrutiny committee councillors, from two Sidmouth residents who have carried out some detailed research into East Devon Business Forum.

EDDC’s overview and scrutiny committee will debate the activities and representation of East Devon Business Forum this Thursday (27 September).  The meeting starts at 6.30pm and is open to the public, who, if they wish, can address the committee at the beginning of the meeting.  The report is pasted below: .............................................

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Will they or won’t they?

By |2012-09-20T12:45:54+00:00September 20th, 2012|News|

Stalwart Tory-led Richmond Council has announced its intention to defy Government policy on the ill-thought through proposals to allow extensions of up to eight metres without planning permission.

Will staunch Conservative-run EDDC join them?

The story below is pasted from Planning.

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Chairman and secretary to defend business forum

By |2012-09-18T12:10:34+00:00September 18th, 2012|News|

The chairman of East Devon Business Forum and its honorary secretary are to defend East Devon Business Forum, at next Thursday’s overview and scrutiny committee meeting.

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A303 dualling plan ‘supported by businesses’

By |2012-09-17T07:24:44+00:00September 17th, 2012|News|

I see no residents were asked their views about dualling a road through one of the most beautiful and sensitive parts of countryside in the UK. 

Is this because their views don’t matter?

The Blackdown Hills are designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are supposed to be highly protected.

And I see no one bothered to get people’s views - tourists and businesses - about upgrading the Waterloo line, which has single track for much of it limiting the number and frequency of trains.

I have pasted the story below, which was published yesterday, from the BBC website.

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