Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Tipton woman is facing bill for EDDC appeal costs

By |2013-02-23T12:44:04+00:00February 23rd, 2013|News|

Tipton St John resident, Kelly Lynch, could be facing a bill of hundreds of pounds, if not more, following EDDC’s bid for her to pay the total costs of an appeal to build a small bungalow on her land.

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Local author’s novel on village fight against developers

By |2013-02-22T20:37:18+00:00February 22nd, 2013|News|

I expect most residents in East Devon will identify with the theme of this book by West Hill author and retired journalist, Philip Algar.

He has just published his second satirical novel - about a village fighting over-development!

Having giggled my way through his first book, and noting with some amusement, the familiar but mixed up village names, such as “Tipton Poppleford”  I am looking forward to getting my copy of “It’s Not Just Village Politics.”

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Home Office criticised over police commissioner elections

By |2013-02-22T12:03:00+00:00February 22nd, 2013|News|

The Association of Electoral Commissioners has criticised the Home Office over its handling of the police commissioner elections, last November.

I would like to see a formal inquiry into the money - I think it was around £70m - that was spent on the elections, that were not necessary, not supported by the general public and could have been used to bolster the police service to actually fight crime.

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NIMBY - can countryside campaigners embrace the insult?

By |2013-02-22T09:52:48+00:00February 22nd, 2013|News|

This is an interesting one.  The Woodland Trust is consulting its members on whether countryside campaigners can turn NIMBY - the acronym (not in my back yard) used by developers and politicians to insult people who object to planning applications - into a positive term.

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Glos housing decision reveals creeping planning mayhem

By |2013-02-20T21:45:38+00:00February 20th, 2013|News|

A failure of a Gloucestershire council to demonstrate the requisite five year supply of land for housing will result in a large-scale loss of stunning countryside, to 300 houses on land designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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EDDC deputy leader offers help to Axminster Carpets

By |2013-02-20T16:42:50+00:00February 20th, 2013|News|

Following news this lunchtime of Axminster Carpets going into administration, EDDC’s deputy leader, Andrew Moulding offers his support via an EDDC press release ............................................

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Knowle and its gardens development backed by officers

By |2013-02-20T12:10:19+00:00February 20th, 2013|News|

Somewhat unsurprisingly, EDDC planning officers have recommended approval for EDDC’s planning application to turn its offices in Sidmouth in to apartments and build a care home on the adjacent parkland.

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Right to light objection now under threat

By |2013-02-19T15:01:33+00:00February 19th, 2013|News|

The government has not issued another consultation designed at removing more rights of the citizens of this country for at least a week.  But no need to get withdrawal symptoms, they have just announced another one!

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Eastleigh by-election row sums up planning chaos to come

By |2013-02-19T14:40:59+00:00February 19th, 2013|News|

Put the raw ingredients of a high profile by-election, a massive housing scheme, a lack of a five year housing land supply and the pro-growth National Planning Policy Framework into a mixing bowl and what do you get?

The Eastleigh by-election row, which is an early indicator of what is likely to come in 2015 at the next general election.

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Decision on building over Knowle gardens looms

By |2013-02-19T12:41:37+00:00February 19th, 2013|News|

The decision on a planning application to turn EDDC’s offices into flats, as well as building over a large part of the gardens, will be made next week.

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An alliance of hope launches in East Devon

By |2013-02-19T11:47:56+00:00February 19th, 2013|News|

With all the bad news about planning and the worrying interference with the East Devon Business Forum (EDBF) scrutiny process, you could be forgiven for feeling a little depressed about the way that local and national government continues to operate ... but there is a welcome light at the end of the tunnel.

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