Monthly Archives: May 2014

Devon NHS proposes major new changes in healthcare - but no local information included

By |2014-05-15T08:35:00+00:00May 15th, 2014|News|

The NHS in Devon has launched an eight-week consultation, on a set of proposals for a new “strategic framework” in patient care.

It is likely to represent the biggest set of changes locally to community based healthcare in decades and proposes a shift away from hospital based care, to care in people’s homes.

However, no information about how the proposals affect communities has been included.

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Nick Boles told to apologise for ‘costing Tories seats’

By |2014-05-06T20:40:00+00:00May 6th, 2014|News|

A story published in today’s Telegraph. Of course, it isn’t all Mr Boles fault, although he does come out with some offensive remarks. He is the planning minister but he is acting on orders from his seniors.

Here’s the story ...........................

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We need to build on hundreds of square miles of green fields, says Tory peer

By |2014-05-05T18:04:00+00:00May 5th, 2014|News|

Let’s build on green fields, and review of green belt rules, says Conservative peer.

Story in yesterday’s Telegraph here - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/greenpolitics/planning/10802430/We-need-to-build-on-hundreds-of-square-miles-of-green-fields-says-Lord-Wolfson.html

Of course, there is no green belt in Devon, green belt is largely around the big cities, but if the green belt protections are relaxed further (already relaxed under the NPPF) it will surely be easier to build on unprotected countryside.

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