Sidmouth Councillor, Graham Troman, has made clear that it was he who decided to cancel the TAFF meeting scheduled for 2nd September. He gives two reasons for his decision. Firstly, the TAFF investigation would possibly delay acceptance of the Local Plan. And secondly, the new East Devon Business Group has not yet sorted itself out sufficiently.
Observers will note that the ‘in-depth report’ on EDDC’s relationship with the East Devon Business Forum (now re-shaped as the aforementioned East Devon Business Group) has been subject to a series of delays.
Here are some relevant reports from the SIN blog:
1. What happened last night at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee (28 Sep 2012) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/report-from-overview-and-scrutiny-committee/
2. Business Forum getting nervous? (27 Nov 2012) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/business-forum-getting-nervous/
3. 10 reasons…. (28 Nov 2012) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/10-reasons-why-everyone-who-is-available-should-attend-the-eddc-taff-on-east-devon-business-forum-11-december-2012-at-2-pm-at-the-knowle/
4. TAFF Committee…correctly gagged? (13 Dec 2012) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/taff-committee-on-east-devon-business-forum-correctly-gagged/
5. East Devon Business Forum and Mid Devon BF – some comparisons (20 Jan 2013) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/east-devon-bf-and-mid-devon-bf-some-comparisons/
6. ITV West Country News refused permission to film (12 March 2013) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/itv-west-country-news-refused-permission-to-film-eddc-taff-meeting-on-east-devon-business-forum/
7. Word is spreading (13 March 2013) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/word-is-spreading/
8. Planning planted firmly on the Business TAFF agenda (29 March 2013) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/planning-planted-firmly-on-the-business-taff-agenda/
9. Twiss on Hughes (18 May 2013) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/twiss-on-hughes/
10. East Devon Business Forum TAFF latest news (27 Aug 2013) http://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/east-devon-business-forum-task-and-finish-forum-latest-news/