Today’s Development Management Committee passed the planning applications for the Pinhoe area, including “Old Park Farm 2” with minimal debate.

Two questions spring to mind:

Why bother with a DMC at all?

Which councillors on the DMC seem to have severed their friendships with one of the developers – having declared a personal interest as “acquaintances” in 2010 but no interest at all in 2014?

Keep up to date with Local Plan correspondence – and check for the Planning Inspector’s initial findings letter.

Quite a few letters were exchanged between interested parties whilst the Planning Inspector was hearing submissions for the local plan (including one rather tetchy exchange between him and an EDDC officer.

Letters can be accessed at the link below – where the letter promised by the Inspector by 31 March 2014 should be posted when it arrives