Plans to build retirement properties on ” protected land” in Ottery

Ruud Jansen Venneboer, of Mazzard Farm, said: “Surely Ottery must have gone far beyond its housing stock [allocation]?

“It could not be in a worse spot, with no access and in a place that I thought was more or less safe from any further development.

“It is not close to any access roads. Anyone getting there would have to go through the already congested Ottery roads.”

And, unable to learn from past mistakes, town councillors met with developers behind closed doors.

How will Ottery town and district councillor handle this – given that he has asked for his own land to be included in the Local Plan and he is a member of EDDC’s Development Management Committee.

His register of interests is here: