• False allegations to be rejected at appeal hearing

    4th March 2012 | News | Claire
  • The appellant, Nigel Hardy, who wants to build 38 dwellings, including four storey flats with underground parking for 50 cars on land opposite McColls, has made the untrue and damaging claims in his appeal statement, which he has submitted to East Devon District Council to justify his appeal. 

    The statement is available on EDDC’s website.

    Mr Hardy devotes four paragraphs of his statement to falsely allege that I have pre-determined my position (made up my mind about the development at an early stage).  He claims I have done this largely by communicating with West Hill residents, to let them know about the progress of his application and subsequent appeal, during the past year and a half.

    He claims that I have encouraged residents to object to his proposal and that I have imposed my own views on local people.

    Mr Hardy also claims that I was wrong to reject his invitation to meet him privately to discuss his application.

    I will address these false statements at the appeal hearing, which takes place this Wednesday and Thursday (7 and 8 March), starting at 10am, at the Knowle, held in the Committee Room.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend and speak.  If you wish to speak it is important to be there from 10am on the Wednesday.