• Momentous planning decision requires no council backing

    16th February 2013 | News | Claire
  • At the meeting, which takes place on Wednesday 27 February, EDDC has decreed that one of the most momentous decisions in recent years doesn’t even require ratification by the full council.

    The minutes of the development management committee are below.  You will see a star next to the relevant agenda item – 51.  This means that the decision has already been taken and no councillor at full council can propose any amendment to the resolution.  Nor does any vote have to take place in order to confirm the decision.

    Non committee councillors and members of the public were banned from speaking at the meeting last week on 5 February.  See blog from the meeting here – http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/what_of_the_east_devon_countryside_now/

    And now we find that those 16 councillors on the committee, most not uttering a word, have been allowed to act for the entire council – on one of the most important decisions facing EDDC in years.

    http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/dev_man_050213_mins.pdf