- CURRENT SITUATION, AND SOME BACKGROUND
The large Sidford employment site now in EDDC’s Local Plan, may possibly be a legacy of initial lack of transparency at EDDC, and repeated incompetence. Its origins are obscure, as the Chair of the Panel officially overseeing the selection of suitable sites for employment land, has publicly stated that he had been surprised to find it included. The climax came when the Full District Council suddenly changed its mind, just ahead of the May 2015 elections, and made an ineffective last-minute attempt to have the site deleted. But their request for deletion came too late, as the draft Local Plan was already in the hands of the Inspector, and was sent without supporting evidence. The Inspector consequently approved it. Please note: How the Sidford site got into the plan is NOT RELEVANT for comments on the planning application. The Planning Committee can only consider PLANNING MATTERS (For examples, see 2. , below)
2. CLOSING DATE FOR COMMENTS ON FORDS’ PLANNING APPLICATION .. THIS WEDNESDAY, 8th JUNE, MIDDAY.
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