Relocation costs: what about Turk’s Head junction in Honiton?

The “major supermarket” which pulled out of the Honiton Heathpark site would surely have had to contribute to changes at the Turk’s Head jubpnction – already heavily congested and about to get worse with the construction of the Premier Inn on the site of the old motel.

An EDDC building will add even more to the severe congestion. S106 payments are meant to compensate a local community for such changes. Their car park will not be much smaller than that which would have been built by the supermarket.

Will EDDC be contributing to changes? If not, why not? And if so, how much will changes cost? And are they included in current costs?

Judicial Review slams “fundamentally flawed” mathematics of council

Torbay Council has been landed with a massive bill because they underpaid care homes by hundreds of thousands of pounds.

In a judgment that should send shivers down the spines of EDDC councillors, a judge said:

“Accountants commissioned to report on the council’s workings agreed with TQCF’s claim that the authority had made “illogical mathematical errors” and TQCF won a judicial review at the High Court in London.

The judge agreed that the calculation it used was “fundamentally flawed”.”

That’s what can happen if you don’t get your sums right …