The local NHS has signalled its intent to release detailed information on proposed bed closures at community hospitals in mid September - one day before councillors are set to scrutinise the plans.
With interesting timing EDDC puts the Knowle up for sale, as it defends the indefensible at its office relocation secrecy tribunal at Exeter Magistrates Court, today.
See Express & Echo article here - http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Sidmouth-s-Knowle-site-sale/story-22843151-detail/story.html
EDDC’s overview and scrutiny committee was given an edited report to examine on the state of the Knowle buildings, it emerged at today’s Information Commissioner ICO) appeal tribunal.
Cllr Roger Giles has written the following report of yesterday’s EDDC planning committee meeting, where councillors discussed a report concerning yet more delays over the local plan - and the housing assessment required by the planning inspector, Anthony Thickett, who rejected EDDC’s local plan, earlier this year…........................................
Ottery St Mary Town Council will discuss the wild beavers living on the River Otter next Monday evening (1 September) at the full monthly meeting.
The housing assessment that proposes just over 11,000 houses for East Devon “doesn’t bear any sense of reality,” according to EDDC leader, Cllr Paul Diviani.
The story below has been webbed by the Express & Echo. This information, which apparently supports the office relocation case, is deemed by members of the public AND the Information Commissioner, to be in the public interest, but EDDC is still refusing to release it.
I am expecting there to be a large number of East Devon residents present at Exeter Magistrates Court (Heavitree) on Thursday, 10am.
A housing projection report requested by the planning inspector, Anthony Thickett, to calculate the number of houses required for EDDC’s local plan has been delayed, it appears.
There was overwhelming support among residents last night for the family of beavers to remain living on the River Otter, at Devon Wildlife Trust’s formal consultation event at the Institute.
There was criticism for the New Devon Clinical Commissioning Group at Thursday’s EDDC overview and scrutiny committee, as councillors raised concern about the delay on a consultation document that will reveal plans for local community hospitals.
Team Wright had a very successful morning campaigning in Ottery yesterday, with Philip Algar and Roger Giles.
There was lots of enthusiasm from residents and many offers of help.
Devon County Council is inviting its farmers to consider planting trees following my motion in January, which encouraged the council to pursue tree planting opportunities.