Doubt has been cast over whether a police investigation is still ongoing into a former East Devon councillor, who made the front page of the Daily Telegraph in March 2013 in an undercover sting operation.
Story from tomorrow’s (Monday’s) Western Morning News, just published online - http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Catching-Devon-s-wild-beavers-tricky-Defra/story-21457867-detail/story.html#ixzz37NiYCgod
This morning was going to see the revisiting of a decision to approve 300 houses between Gittisham and Honiton on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty.
But officers recommended it be deferred due to some late consultee responses…. See Susie Bond’s blog for more information…
A conservative party fundraising event took place last week, which included the auction of a jar of honey belonging to the East Devon MP, that reportedly sold for £15,000.
The relatively stringent current rules on public participation at Devon County Council are set to be relaxed, following today’s procedures committee meeting.
EDDC’s monitoring officer report into the row over information that Ottery St Mary Town Council was to have a private meeting with Persimmon, will not be made public, it was confirmed at this evening’s town council meeting.
EDDC’s planning inspections committee will consider (for the third time) a planning application to build 300 houses between Gittisham and Honiton.
Some independent members of East Devon District Council are so worried by an apparent move to stifle democracy, that they have moved a motion on promoting free speech, for debate later this month.
Devon county council’s procedures committee will discuss my proposals to relax public speaking at council meetings, tomorrow afternoon (Monday).
I spoke with dozens of residents this morning about their views on local and national issues. Many were, as I have seen elsewhere very interested in the concept of an independent MP.
EDDC’s press release issued this morning is below and here - http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/communications_and_consultation.htm?newsid=1141
To help fund its expensive relocation and new office build project, EDDC will have to sell the Knowle and some of its parkland, the adjacent Manstone Depot and Honiton’s business centre (which a supermarket is reportedly interested in).
A meeting between Devon County Council and Aggregate Industries took place on Tuesday (1 July) to discuss quarrying at Straitgate Farm. Aggregate Industries asked for the details of this meeting to remain “commercially confidential”.
The blog-post below is based on an article on Straitgate Action Group’s website here - http://www.straitgateactiongroup.blogspot.co.uk/