Devon County Council has now acted on the Inspector’s recent ruling (See links given below). What implications does this have for East Devon District Council leaders, who plan to sell-off the site of their present HQ for residential development?
Some thoughts here, from Vice-Chair of the Knowle Residents’ Association, Kelvin Dent:
“Another important landmark along the tortuous journey to preserve rights of way at the Knowle. EDDC can, if they wish, lodge a further objection to Devon County Council’s modification order. Will the District Council continue to fight the local residents, I wonder, or will they respect the views of the Independent Inspector regarding the footpaths? Hmm. Tough one to call, that one.”
The Inspector’s report, and DCC’s follow-up, are stored on the SIN blog: