An independent councillor from Axminster has been found guilty of breaching EDDC’s code of conduct, following a complaint by EDDC conservative whip, Cllr Phil Twiss.
Controversial plans which would dramatically clamp down on public speaking at EDDC planning committee meetings, have been approved by the overview and scrutiny committee.
The conservative group at Devon County Council voted down a series of motions by the libdem, labour and non-aligned groups yesterday, at an extraordinary meeting, called by the libdems.
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.
I am sure that many of us will identify with this story in yesterday’s Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/11/public-service-cuts-deepen-councils-savings
Controversial proposals to dramatically limit public speaking rights at EDDC planning committee meetings, are back up for debate this Thursday (15 May), at the overview and scrutiny committee meeting.
Stalwart quarry campaigners, Straitgate Action Group, are urging residents to write to the prime minister requesting that waste aggregates are used for quarrying, instead of being landfilled.
Here’s the Express & Echo story about EDDC’s development management committee meeting tomorrow (Thursday, 10am), which will include a discussion on how to take the local plan forward.
Here’s the link and the story - http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/East-Devon/story-21063209-detail/story.html
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 ...........................
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.