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EDDC attempts at Knowle sale.. some history

To put in context the current Pegasus life Appeal against the refusal of its planning application for Knowle,  some relevant publicly-available links will be posted here, for general information. This is one contains a useful overview of the site, and some of the issues:

http://commercialsearch.savills.co.uk/content/assets/3732/Brochure%20-%20Knowle%20020914.pdf


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Knowle update: Pegasus Life appeal is “major application with a lot of documentation”

A correspondent has provided the following information, as reported today at http://futuresforumvgs.blogspot.co.uk

“Speaking with the Planning Inspectorate this morning Planning Inspectorate – GOV.UK the Pegasus Life appeal was lodged on Wednesday 7th but is unlikely to start for 6-7 weeks, it will then take at least 14 weeks but probably more as it is a major application with a lot of documentation.

EDDC is responsible for notifying people who objected and also for publishing the reasons for appeal documentation.

The appeal reference is 3177340 if contacting the Inspectorate and the original application reference for EDDC is 16/0872/MFUL:

16/0872/MFUL | The construction of an assisted living community for older people comprising extra care units, staff accommodation and communal facilities, including a kitchen, restaurant/bar/cafe, a well-being suite comprising gym, treatment rooms and pool, a communal lounge and storage facilities; car parking for residents, visitors and staff of the assisted living community; comprehensive landscaping comprising communal and private spaces; and associated groundworks. | Council Offices Knowle Sidmouth EX10 8HL “


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DMC matters

Further to our previous post  https://saveoursidmouth.com/2017/06/08/knowle-planning-application-last-minute-appeal-submitted-by-pegasus-life/, the following points may be of interest, though not necessarily relevant.

The Development Management Committee (DMC) which made the refusal, appears to have problems of its own:

1. The two Conservative councillors who voted along with their Independent colleagues to reject the planning application, have been removed from the DMC in a reshuffle.

2. EDDC Vice Chair, Helen Parr, who sits on the DMC, stood in for DMC Vice-Chair Mike Howe for the morning session (06/12/2016). She has since reportedly been under police investigation regarding another matter, making headlines in the Express& Echo (see ‘Probe into Tory’s planning interest’, below),  and major stories in both ‘Pullman’s View from’ and the Western Morning News.

3. The audio recording for 06/12/2017 is not available on the EDDC website due to ‘technical difficulties’.

Regarding point 3, above, the public are of course permitted to record and video council meetings. Some key speeches to this DMC were reproduced verbatim on the SOS website, as here:   https://saveoursidmouth.com/2016/12/08/pegasuslife-proposal-for-knowle-contravened-almost-all-of-the-relevant-strategies-in-the-local-plan-eddc-planning-committee-was-told/