The planning application process has been challenged in two major cases to be decided at Knowle on Tuesday 20th August. One of them concerns agricultural land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Newton Poppleford, where 40 houses are planned at King Alfred’s Way. Save Our Sidmouth supporters will find the DMC’s decision of particular interest.
The other case concerns Waldron’s Farm, where the original application was regarded as so dubious, that councillors resigned in protest. It has continued to cause a stir at DMC meetings.
Another agenda item which has provoked controversy, is the planning application for a large solar farm at Broadclyst.
Other applications at this meeting may be passed, to suit the five year plan requirement.
For the full agenda, go to http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/combined_dmc_agenda_200813.pdf