• County councillor lodges motion to help Feniton

    28th November 2012 | News | Claire
  • “This Council offers sincere sympathy to all victims of flooding events ion Devon during November, and pays tribute to the efforts of those in the rescue and clean-up services who worked very hard on behalf of affected communities, particularly the staff of Devon County Council.

    This council believes that development should only be provided after careful consideration of constraints, and development should not take place where this would lead to increased flood risk.

    This council regrets that the Planning Inspector in a recent decision at Feniton set aside justified concerns about increased flood risk and sewage contamination in favour of the Government desire to achieve increased housing provision as specified in the National Planning Policy Framework.”