Totally encapsulates Owl’s thinking.
“I am a long term resident of East Devon and drove to Heathrow on Friday, 3rd May as the results of the local election streamed in. I happily went away on holiday thinking the words of Cllr Allen were a thing of the past
“We will make sure the district council remains strongly orientated towards economic growth and good housing whilst protecting the environment.”
I came back from holiday to find that the conservatives held the positions of chair of the Council and the, oh so important, chair of the Development Management Committee. The right wing independents held the Asset Management portfolio and the Finance portfolio. EDA were consigned to the non-role of vice-chairman. And where were the liberals? Yet, the conservatives were able to take the Scrutiny Committee chair as the opposition!
Now I fear Cllr. Allen’s words may not be a thing of the past but will still be the abiding philosophy of this alliance of right wing independents and conservatives.
What will be EDDC’s stance on growth?
What will it be in relationship to Exeter and the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan?”