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Why you should come to the EDBF scrutiny meetings

By |2012-11-30T20:35:00+00:00November 30th, 2012|News|

You may be interested in this summary of why the authors of Sidmouth Independent News think you should attend the East Devon Business Forum (EDBF) meetings, to look into its make-up, influence and membership.

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CPRE leaps into action over Boles’ recklessness

By |2012-11-30T20:23:15+00:00November 30th, 2012|News|

Just a day after planning minister, Nick Boles’ careless remarks about concreting over a third more countryside, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is urging its members to write to their MP, in protest.

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Anger as Ruthin’s Glasdir estate hit by floods

By |2012-11-30T14:55:26+00:00November 30th, 2012|News|

The story below appeared on the BBC News website on Tuesday 27 November.

How many times have I seen planning applications with flood risk assessments stating that there is no risk of flooding or 1 in 1000 year event flooding.  In the case of Feniton, developers repeatedly claim that their schemes won’t make matters worse because they will install semi-permeable paving, or a series of ditches.

The story below - see photo and story in full HERE is a salutory warning of what happens when the ‘experts’ get it wrong…...............................

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Error means Knowle application withdrawn from committee

By |2012-11-30T14:45:40+00:00November 30th, 2012|News|

Below is the press release issued by EDDC today over the withdrawal from next Tuesday’s planning committee, the application to develop the Knowle and its parkland.

Another testimony to the baffling speed with which this application has been forced through the system.

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EDDC planning officers oppose mega extension new rules

By |2012-11-29T11:57:48+00:00November 29th, 2012|News|

EDDC planning officers have responded fairly robustly to controversial government proposals to allow extensions up to eight metres, without the need to apply for planning consent.

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East Devon countryside’s future hinges on inquiry

By |2012-11-29T08:38:57+00:00November 29th, 2012|News|

The future of the East Devon countryside hangs in the balance this week, as the fifth public inquiry appeal takes place inside a year, this time for 130 houses on land at Ottery St Mary.

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Motion for debate next week:  Lower the voting age to 16

By |2012-11-28T13:56:50+00:00November 28th, 2012|News|

I have lodged a motion for debate at EDDC’s full council meeting next week, asking the council to call on the government to lower the voting age to 16.

At a political speed dating event last month held at The King’s School, this was an issue that came up at almost every table.

The motion is below:

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County councillor lodges motion to help Feniton

By |2012-11-28T08:58:56+00:00November 28th, 2012|News|

Linking the potential impact of development and flooding, Feniton’s county councillor, Roger Giles, has tabled a Notice of Motion for the Devon County Council meeting at 2pm on Thursday 6 December.

A recent planning officer’s report confirms that Feniton is more targeted by developers than anywhere else in East Devon.

Cllr Giles motion is below:

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