Scaring the Living Daylights Out of People

Although you wouldn't know it if you are watching the feeble journalism of BBC Spotlight, ITV West Country News or the Midweek Herald, East Devon Council's notoriety for bad practice has been known at a national level for years. In this report, written by the leading national governance and housing journalist Anna Minton, East Devon has its own special section - right up there with some of the worst in...

What is the Rush at the DMC?

Residents may remember the grim days of 2013 when the outline planning application from Clinton Devon Estates to build 40 houses on land south of King Alfred Way in Newton Poppleford came to be heard at the Development Planning Committee (DMC) at EDDC. At the first hearing, the day ran on and the application was 'postponed' as time ran out. Members of the public had taken a day off work...