Full report to follow.
But for now, thank Councillor Marianne Rixson for this.
Make no mistake this is NOT sensible or responsible Tories, or even sensible and responsible planning officers (though they HAVE done the right thing). Our Tory councillors should NEVER have been allowed to sneak in to the Local Plan through the back door.
It is definitely NOT thanks to Councillor Stuart Hughes, who watched it walk through that back door and did nothing.
It is totally NOT thanks to Hugo Swire who did – you guessed it – nothing.
The war is NOT won, this is just the first battle of almost certainly many more, with a powerful landowner. But no doubt Councillor Rixon will carry on her fight.
THANK YOU COUNCILLOR RIXSON, EAST DEVON ALLIANCE.