- 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.
a) Quote ref: 16/0669/MOUT
b) Either e-mail email@example.com , or write to Planning Dept, EDDC, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL
c) Examples of planning matters at the following links:
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June 7, 2016 at 9:22 am
I am a resident of Brook Lane and only realised yesterday that the deadline for closure of objection is tomorrow. Could you tell me whether a petition with objections noted is permissible or does each objection need to be a separate letter?
If you are able to advise me as soon as possible today, I can attempt to be as pro-active as possible. Every person in my close locality I spoke to yesterday wants to object but hadn’t realised the urgency.
June 7, 2016 at 10:54 am
Thank you, Carol.
Suggest individual comments per person, or per household, carry most weight. Objections can be short, but MUST BE BASED ON PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS. See next SOS post today.