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DCC Tories defeat motion on NPPF impact on schools

By |2013-07-27T19:16:59+00:00July 27th, 2013|News|

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.

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Questions and (some) answers at EDDC full council

By |2013-07-27T18:23:25+00:00July 27th, 2013|News|

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/

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Heated discussions at EDDC full council last night

By |2013-07-25T21:25:40+00:00July 25th, 2013|News|

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.

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Social media policy could gag councillors

By |2013-07-23T20:30:33+00:00July 23rd, 2013|News|

EDDC’s new social media policy could lead to some councillors being gagged, a member of the standards committee said at this morning’s meeting.

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Planning agent councillors to be vetoed in code of conduct

By |2013-07-23T20:20:18+00:00July 23rd, 2013|News|

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.

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Lift off for Feniton flood scheme

By |2013-07-23T06:56:41+00:00July 23rd, 2013|News|

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.

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Legal advice sought on EDDC lobbying guidelines

By |2013-07-21T19:09:42+00:00July 21st, 2013|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.

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Water industry raise serious concerns over fracking

By |2013-07-20T08:11:41+00:00July 20th, 2013|News|

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.

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