A revealing document called “Community Control or Countryside Chaos?” , has been published today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
In it, the CPRE assesses the impact of the governments’ National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) two years on. Feniton is featured on p 10, as one of a number of communities in England ‘under siege’ (with an excellent map!). There’s a good Case Study on East Devon on p15, which again refers to Feniton, but also the Colyford decision.
The report made the front page of today’s Western Morning News http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Towns-villages-siege-developers/story-20843419-detail/story.html – again referencing Feniton, and featuring an interview with Councillor Susie Bond *.The Express and Echo also has the story, as has the national press https://eastdevonwatch.org/2014/03/24/cpre-says-devon-villages-under-siege-by-developers/
The Daily Telegraph has a report, too. Link will follow.
*Note: Independent Cllr Bond was elected in a landslide victory, replacing former Councillor Graham Brown, who is the subject of a lengthy, on-going police investigation .