At EDDC’s full Council Meeting on 21 December, venerable Axminster Lib Dem councillor Douglas Hull asked members to support a statement criticising the standards of the big national housebuilders.
He said the “little boxes” they were building in places like Axminster and Cranbrook were so appalling that they were creating “the slums of the future”
He circulated a local newspaper story of a young Axminster couple whose new purchase was so “ticky tacky” as to be virtually uninhabitable.
There was some tut tutting and the Chief Executive stepped in to say he would write to the offending companies, and Douglas was very grateful.
Interesting that Tory Axminster councillor Andrew Moulding had nothing to say about the problem.
But then he is a guiding light in Cloakham Lawns Social and Sports Club which has very cordial relations with Bovis!