Aylesbeare Parish Council will debate the proposed 55 acre solar panel array, at their meeting next Monday evening.
The Devon County Council conservative group has voted down a motion to make representations to central government about the effect the National Planning Policy Framework is having on our schools.
Here are the full list of written councillor questions and answers, on the agenda at last Wednesday evening’s full EDDC council meeting. I didn’t take notes of all the supplementary questions and answers, suffice to say that Susie Bond gave a robust supplementary response to the leader’s written answer to her question, which can be viewed here - https://susiebond.wordpress.com/
The hour is late and I am running out of steam ... but ... Sidmouth Independent News has posted some interesting observations about last night’s full EDDC council meeting.
EDDC is to alter its code of conduct that will forbid any councillor from acting as a planning agent for planning applications within the EDDC area, even if not involved in the decision-making, the standards committee agreed this morning.
East Devon District Council has now formally appointed Howicks to get started on engineering Feniton’s desperately needed flood defence scheme, which is excellent news.
Legal advice is being sought on which committee is the most appropriate to draw up lobbying guidelines, following EDDC’s overview and scrutiny meeting on 11 July.
I find it so incredibly sad that the government has embraced fracking, with all its potential environmental devastation, not to mention the use of vast quantities of a precious resource - water. Now, in line the stories from the United States that we are familiar with, the UK’s water industry raises its own fears about groundwater contamination.