This morning’s interview, by Radio Devon’s Michael Chequer, grilled East Devon’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Andrew Moulding, on the subject.
Here’s the gist , noted by an SOS correspondent (but not verbatim) :
Michael Chequer: 53 changes – how did you get it so wrong (MC repeated the charge later in the interview)
Andrew Moulding: It’s a matter of interpretation; that`s (the Inspector’s ) opinion; we respect his views.
We put forward 183 proposed changes which we considered minor; the Inspector took the view that 53 of them were major.
We are pleased that the Inspector came back to us at an early stage.
MC: Could you give us an example of the changes?
AM (struggling): They are about the environment, and how we change our villages.
Let`s see, I`ve got the document here (pause while he looked at it; he then read out
a couple of changes)
MC: Were you hoping to get things through without the public noticing?
AM: No, not at all
MC: When can we expect to see the Plan finalised
AM: Hopefully in the early part of the New Year.