….because of legal restraints. So said EDDC’s Chief Executive at tonight’s first meeting of the Task and Finish Forum at Knowle. This advice was accepted by TAFF Chairman, Cllr Troman, who had noted with some disappointment that two members of the committee (of 6) were unfortunately absent. He also remarked on the ‘record number’ of members of the public present.
Here’s a brief resume. (More to follow in the next few days. Comments also at http://sidmouthindependentnews.com )
Independent Councillor Claire Wright’s motion that TAFF should look at the Business Forum’s influence on planning policy was not seconded.
The Chairman was ‘disappointed’ that the Honorary Secretary of the Business Forum, Nigel Harrison, had not provided him with a full copy of the EDBF official constitution, for reference at this meeting.
Cllr Mike Allen asked the Chief Executive “What is the current legal relationship between EDDC and the Business Forum?” After some hesitation, Mark Williams’s answer was, ” a type of joint body”.