Ironically, this stunning accord came shortly after restrictions on public speaking at planning meetings had been approved, by 29 votes to 16, with 4 abstentions.
Four Sidmouth Councillors were amongst those who had just voted against the restrictions (Cllrs Hughes, Kerridge, Newth and Troman), though only one, namely Councillor Graham Troman, stood up to voice his objections. The other local representatives, Cllrs Drew, Sullivan and Wale, voted in favour.
For more reports on the Full Council meeting, go to http://eastdevonalliance.org/
N.B. CORRECTION, with apologies to Cllr Sheila Kerridge. SOS has been informed that Cllr Kerridge voted AGAINST restrictions to public speaking at planning meetings, not for them, as originally stated in this post, which has now been edited accordingly.