Some VERY VERY interesting information!
It seems that PegasusLife had no plans to pay any Section 106 contributions, or Community Infrastructure Levy.
The PegasusLife contract that would have been signed had the DMC not refused planning permission and the Savill’s report on how the company got it is detailed in full here:
Where further revelations are promised.
Sidmouth – indeed the whole district – should thank Jeremy Woodward, who worked tirelessly to get this information.
The Information Commissioner had to threaten EDDC with the possibility of being in contempt of court when they issued their Decision Notice forcing publication, after an appeal from EDDC that they should not be made to issue it or at least not without without so much redaction it would likely be pointless. EDDC had been planning to appeal the Information Commissioner’s Decision Notice but suddenly withdrew this action – presumably knowing it would not succeed.
EDDC then issued a press release saying that all the hours and hours they must have spent opposing publication “cost nothing” as it was only officer time.
Owl wonders which senior officers work for nothing!
This sorry tale should be examined by EDDC’s Scrutiny Committee forthwith.