The move follows planning inspector, Anthony Thickett’s instructions to EDDC, that the changes that it believed were minor, were in fact changes that should be consulted upon.

Previous commentators on the local plan were yesterday emailed the message below:

East Devon District Council invites you to make representations on the Proposed Post- Publication Changes to the Local Plan. The consultation will run for six weeks from Friday 23 August 2013 until 12 Noon on Monday 7 October.

The Council submitted its Local Plan and associated documents/evidence for examination on 2 August 2013. The submission material included a schedule of proposed changes to the Publication Draft of the Local Plan which was approved by Full Council on 24 July 2013. However, on 15 August 2013 the Planning Inspector (Mr Anthony Thickett BA(Hons) BTP MRTPI Dip RSA wrote to the Council indicating that it would be appropriate to consult on these changes.

Representations should be made regarding the Proposed Post-Publication Changes only, though you may wish to refer to background evidence/reports produced to support the Local Plan. These are available in the Local Plan Document Library which is available at http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/lpsubmission.

Please refer to the change number your representation is in regards to. This can be found in the left-most column of the table in the Schedule of Proposed Post-Publication Changes available at http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/lpchanges and at the Council Offices.

A Representation Form is also available at this address along with a Guidance Note for making representations at this stage. This is the preferred method for making representations, however any representations submitted during the consultation period will be taken into account, reported back to Full Council and forwarded to the inspector.

Representations should be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or sent to Planning Policy, East Devon District Council, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL.