Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Record a council meeting and risk arrest

By |2013-06-28T20:13:22+00:00June 28th, 2013|News|

This is a simultaneously hilarious and sobering, account of a quite reasonable person who (quite reasonably) wanted to film a council meeting but was threatened with the police by councillors and officials because the council’s constitution had not yet been amended to allow such a thing to take place .....

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Councillor referred to police over 40 homes opposition

By |2013-06-28T12:18:33+00:00June 28th, 2013|News|

Today’s Western Morning News publishes a story about a councillor at Newton Poppleford, who has been referred to the police, under new laws in the Localism Act.

Local press has already covered the story.

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“Builder Boles” gets a bloody nose from CPRE members

By |2013-06-28T07:08:00+00:00June 28th, 2013|News|

Enthusiastically pro-development planning minister, Nick Boles, got a justifiably tough time at the Campaign to Protect Rural England annual general meeting earlier this week, as he went along to try and convince them that they needed to allow large-scale building on greenfields.

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Framework agreed for scrutinising EDDC industrial land

By |2013-06-24T21:13:53+00:00June 24th, 2013|News|

In a meeting that could possibly have made the Guiness Book of Records for its speed this evening (it lasted half an hour!), a framework was agreed for examining the process by which the levels of employment land in the Local Plan, came into being - and the role played by East Devon Business Forum.

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EDDC to consult on new guidance re cllrs as planning agents

By |2013-06-20T09:22:29+00:00June 20th, 2013|News|

East Devon District Council is set to consult its members on new national guidance, which advises against councillors acting as planning agents within their own authority area, even if they are not decision-makers on planning applications.

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West Hill pavement scheme moves closer

By |2013-06-19T18:13:31+00:00June 19th, 2013|News|

The missing link pavement scheme for West Hill moves a step closer next week, with confirmation that the scheme has been included in the Devon County Council transport plan.

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An update on proposals to quarry at Straitgate Farm

By |2013-06-18T19:08:59+00:00June 18th, 2013|News|

A five point update has been posted on the Straitgate Action website, on where we are with the proposal to allocate Straitgate Farm, on the edge of Ottery St Mary, in Devon County Council’s minerals plan.

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