A planning application for an eye-watering 300 houses on the edge of Gittisham, west of Hayne Lane, has been recommended for approval by EDDC planning officers.
A critical paper which will set out the way forward for the county’s community hospitals is set to be published at the end of this month, councillors were told at last week’s Devon County Council health and wellbeing overview and scrutiny committee.
Some of you may have heard about the much trumpeted deregulation bill. Many of you might think that it’s a good thing.
I haven’t had a chance to read through the smallprint yet but remain sceptical that some of our rights will be eroded, as they seem to be in so many other ways.
In today’s Ottery Herald, EDDC leader, Cllr Paul Diviani, has described as “absurd” the idea that independent councillors - myself and Cllr Giles - mean that the town receives unfair funding from EDDC.
It was bad enough to deny youth centre campaigners their voice at county hall at the budget meeting on 20 February. But this is even worse. This debate was about closing down three children’s homes and ripping the heart out of vulnerable young lives. One poor youngster may have to be relocate to Manchester, as a result.
Devon County Councillors are “corporate parents” for children in DCC run homes… and the chair of the people’s scrutiny committee - conservative, Cllr Sara Randall Johnson has put bureaucracy ahead of compassion and decency, in her decision not to allow a young woman to address councillors yesterday. It is shocking.
EDDC Feniton councillor, Susie Bond has expressed her frustration at the pace of the police investigation into former EDDC councillor and planning consultant, Graham Brown.
Cllr Bond stormed to a huge victory in a bi-election last year, after Mr Brown was forced to resign.
Her blog can be viewed via the link below….
Cllr Roger Giles has just issued this press release about claims by EDDC’s conservative leadership, that Skypark, on which officers are now negotiating to buy land for a new HQ, is unlikely to receive a bus service, or if it does, it will cost around £100,000 every year to run.
On the anniversary of the Daily Telegraph sting, the chair of the East Devon Alliance speaks out about his concerns over the police investigation….. Here’s the story webbed by the Express & Echo….. http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Police-confirm-investigating-Graham-Brown-year/story-20793167-detail/story.html
All Devon County Council run youth centres will be shut by September if current proposals go ahead, officers revealed at a consultation meeting today at Exmouth Town Hall.
EDDC’s leader has responded to my email prompted by the front page of this week’s Ottery Herald. His response is pasted below.
So were those controversial remarks made or not? Cllr Ian Holmes says they were and Cllr Glyn Dobson, who was also at the now controversial meeting of last July, did not contradict him at last Monday evening’s (3 March) Ottery Town Council meeting. But EDDC’s leader doesn’t recall any such remarks being made.
Here’s his email: .............................................................................................
Roads in Feniton that are most at risk of flooding are set to have their street lights switched back on again overnight to allow residents to deal with night-time flooding incidents.