- Conversion of roof space to habitable use to include a rear dormer, 2 front rooflights and conversion of roof from hip to gable end.6 Ash Grove Exmouth Devon EX8 3BNRef. No: 22/2016/CPL | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Provision of donkey tracks from Bat Barn Yard to Tip Field and improvements to Bat Barn Yard. Woods Farm Bowd Sidmouth EX10 0JSRef. No: 22/2011/FUL | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) and condition 5 (preliminary ecological appraisal and bat emergence survey report) of application 20/2890/FUL (Conversion and extension of 2 no. barns to form 3 no. dwellings; demolition and reconstruction of barn 3 to provide outbuilding for use incidental/ancillary to main farmhouse, and associated works) to facilitate rebuilding of courtyard wall and part of roof structure to barn 3. Ley Farm Yarcombe Devon EX14 9LWRef. No: 22/2014/VAR | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Construction of replacement agricultural storage shed Broadhayes Farm Stockland EX14 9ELRef. No: 22/2004/FUL | Validated: Thu 08 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- T13 Sycamore – Reduce by approximately 2m to match Holm Oaks. Maximum diameter of cuts 50mm T23 Monterey Pine – Fell and replant T24 Sycamore – Reduce height and northerly spread by approximately 3m and reshape. Maximum diameter of cuts 50mm Reason for Works: T13 Sycamore – Fast growing species, tree is starting to outcompete adjacent Holm Oaks. Consider light reduction. T23 Monterey Pine – Tree has recently lost one circa 250mm diameter limb from centre of Crown. Tree not worthy of retention T24 Sycamore – Tree suppressed by T25. Northern crown aspect lifted 2020. Consider light reduction to encourage lateral growth in anticipation of removal of Elvestone Fore Street Hill Budleigh Salterton Devon EX9 6HDRef. No: 22/2003/TRE | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Single storey rear extension to include addition of 2 x rooflights. 18 Woodmans Orchard Talaton Exeter EX5 2SERef. No: 22/2001/FUL | Validated: Thu 08 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Erection of detached dwelling with double garage together with associated external works including amendments to access driveway Little Foxholes 15 Foxholes Hill Exmouth Devon EX8 2DFRef. No: 22/1996/FUL | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- T1, Birch : removal of medium sized twin stemmed birch tree with large bark inclusion at base; likelihood of basal failure is increasing as enlarging stem diameters are putting increasing pressure on bark inclusion; secondary stem has a large rot pocket due to the removal of a branch in the past; root ball is now causing significant damage to the adjacent concrete pathway; both stems are within striking distance of properties should failure ocur. 3 Colybank Rosemary Lane Colyton EX24 6LRRef. No: 22/1991/TCA | Validated: Wed 07 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Reduce eastern lateral limb, exhibiting significant devay, to most suitable growth point (MDC 100mm) OR back to main stem (MDC 150mm) depending on climbing arborists opinion; Install new flexible brace; remove dead stem from the western aspect (MDC 175mm); reduce dead western limb back to suitable live growth (MDC 65mm) Beatlands House Beatlands Road Sidmouth EX10 8JHRef. No: 22/1995/TRE | Validated: Thu 08 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- T3 – Pine Reduce two limbs on western aspect overhanging parking area of The Coach House. 1st limb arising at 10 metre above ground level (AGL) to be reduced by 2 metres, maximum diameter cut (MDC) of 100mm. 2nd limb arising at 12m AGL to be reduce by 3 metres, MDC 125mm. T4 – Pine Reduce first westerly growing limb back by 3 metres, MDC 75mm. T5 – Pine Reduce western aspect of canopy by 3.5 metres, tip pruning tertiary branches. MDC 100mm. These works are recommended to alleviate weight stresses on heavy limbs, therefore reducing the risk of limb failure over an area with a near permanent target. 7 Coach House West Hill Lane Budleigh Salterton EX9 6AARef. No: 22/1994/TRE | Validated: Thu 08 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) and condition 5 (Varied to provide a wall in lieu of a boundary hedge) of application 20/2600/FUL (2 bedroom dwelling with garden and parking). Myrtle Cottage Clyst St Mary Exeter EX5 1BBRef. No: 22/1982/VAR | Validated: Tue 06 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Conversion of roof space to habitable use to include a side dormer with alteration to fenestration. Crosshills Lodge Lancercombe Sidmouth EX10 0JXRef. No: 22/1989/FUL | Validated: Tue 06 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Single storey rear extension Beechdene Hillside Road Sidmouth EX10 8JFRef. No: 22/1988/FUL | Validated: Tue 06 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Variation of condition no.2 (approved plans) on application 21/1847/FUL (Erection of replacement dwellinghouse (inc. demolition of existing) and alterations to vehicular access) to substitute the amended plans in the schedule of approved drawings. The Bungalow Berry Hill Beer Seaton EX12 3JPRef. No: 22/1981/VAR | Validated: Thu 08 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Single storey front/side extension. 7C Cyprus Road Exmouth Devon EX8 2DZRef. No: 22/1963/FUL | Validated: Mon 05 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Construction of a car port to include installation of electric garage door and conversion of pan tiled roof to slate roof. Honey Cottage Honey Lane Woodbury Salterton Devon EX5 1EJRef. No: 22/1978/FUL | Validated: Wed 07 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Single storey side extension and part single and part double storey extension to rear with first floor terrace and removal of existing side and rear extensions as well as conversion of carport to double garage with storage in pitched roof void above. Copplestone Cottage Copplestone Lane Colaton Raleigh EX10 0HWRef. No: 22/1976/LBC | Validated: Wed 07 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Single storey side extension and part single and part double storey extension to rear with first floor terrace and removal of existing side and rear extensions as well as conversion of carport to double garage with storage in pitched roof void above. Copplestone Cottage Copplestone Lane Colaton Raleigh Devon EX10 0HWRef. No: 22/1975/FUL | Validated: Wed 07 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Conversion of roof space to habitable use to include 1no. front dormer, 2no rear dormers with associated juliette balcony and 3 x front rooflights, roof extension, flat-roof projection and associated works. 4 Bennetts Hill Sidmouth Devon EX10 9XHRef. No: 22/1961/FUL | Validated: Wed 07 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Variation of Condition No.2 (Approved Plans) on application 21/2913/FUL. Woodland Lodge Bystock Exmouth EX8 5EDRef. No: 22/1971/VAR | Validated: Mon 05 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Single storey side extension and single storey side garage extension. Little Barn Marsh Honiton EX14 9AJRef. No: 22/1970/FUL | Validated: Mon 05 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- T1, Hornbeam : reduce Northern aspect of crown to provide up to approximately 2.5 metres clearance to adjacent property; reduce aspect of crown to NW by approximately 1.5 metres – any cuts made will have a maximum diameter up to approximately 25mm. Reduce encroachment on to property. Boundary House 6 Cricket Field Lane Budleigh Salterton Devon EX9 6SYRef. No: 22/1964/TRE | Validated: Mon 05 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- T1, Ash : Tree has signs of Ash dieback and the clients concerned for the tree’s safety ; reduce crown of Ash by approximately 3-4 metres in height. 17 Glebelands Uplyme Devon DT7 3TBRef. No: 22/1965/TRE | Validated: Mon 05 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Construction of single storey rear extension to existing garage measuring 5.00m beyond original rear wall, 2.40m to the eaves and 2.40m in total height. 4 Old Barn Close Stoke Canon Exeter EX5 4ADRef. No: 22/1952/GPD | Validated: Tue 06 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Ash Tree on NE boundary of property – tree suffering from Ash Dieback – Fell Oak tree on NW boundary of property – fell dead stem Bickwell House Stadway Meadow Sidmouth EX10 8TBRef. No: 22/1956/TCA | Validated: Mon 05 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Certificate of lawfulness for the siting of a caravan within the domestic curtilage for ancillary living accommodation.Furzy Green Holly Ball Lane Whimple Devon EX5 2QXRef. No: 22/1946/CPL | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Single storey rear extension, outdoor pool with summer house, redevelopment and remodelling and landscaping works. Sandpipers (formerly Clear Waters) River Front Exton Exeter EX3 0PRRef. No: 22/1951/FUL | Validated: Mon 05 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Conversion of a barn to a single storey 1-bed dwelling. Moor Farm Talaton Exeter EX5 2RFRef. No: 22/1909/FUL | Validated: Tue 06 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Installation of a multi fuel stove within existing chimney to include installation of twin skinned flue liner. Drakes Cottage Broadclyst EX5 3JHRef. No: 22/1907/LBC | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Installation of a multi fuel stove within existing chimney to include installation of twin skinned flue liner. Drakes Cottage Broadclyst EX5 3JHRef. No: 22/1906/FUL | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Conversion of barn into 2 bed dwelling with associated parking and a garden. St Andrews Harp Lane Aylesbeare EX5 2JLRef. No: 22/1889/FUL | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Installation of air souce heat pump. 36 Slewton Crescent Whimple Exeter EX5 2QARef. No: 22/1821/FUL | Validated: Tue 06 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Erection of a two storey 4-bed detached dwelling and associated infrastructure. South Lodge Courtlands Lane Exmouth Devon EX8 3NZRef. No: 22/1798/LBC | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Erection of a two storey 4-bed detached dwelling and associated infrastructure. South Lodge Courtlands Lane Exmouth Devon EX8 3NZRef. No: 22/1797/FUL | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Erection of a proprietary mobile stable and tack room.22 Underhill Crescent Lympstone Devon EX8 5JFRef. No: 22/1748/CPL | Validated: Fri 09 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
- Replace existing wood doors and windows 3 Langsford Barton Exeter Road Newton Poppleford Devon EX10 0FBRef. No: 22/1589/FUL | Validated: Thu 08 Sep 2022 | Status: Awaiting decision
In another disarmingly frank answer to a question this week, Truss admitted that the U.K. was nowhere near securing a trade deal with Washington. Labour has been digging through the former trade secretary’s words over the past few years and found that she claimed a U.S. trade deal was her No. 1 priority in 2019… set a mid-2021 deadline during the pandemic … and insisted last summer that there was “significant progress” being made.
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Liz Truss will announce radical plans to cut stamp duty in the government’s mini-budget this week in an attempt to drive economic growth, The Times has been told.
Fuel on the fire of house prices – Owl
The prime minister and Kwasi Kwarteng, the chancellor, have been working on the plans for more than a month and will announce them on Friday.
Truss believes that cutting stamp duty will encourage economic growth by allowing more people to move and enabling first-time buyers to get on the property ladder.
Two Whitehall sources said that cuts to stamp duty were the “rabbit” in the mini-budget, which the government is billing as a “growth plan”. The fiscal statement will also include plans to reverse the national insurance rise and freeze corporation tax, two measures that will cost £30 billion a year between them.
Truss is also considering bringing forward plans to cut income tax by 1p in the pound from 2024 to next year, although this is likely to be reserved for a full budget before the end of the year…..
…..Under the present system no stamp duty is paid on the first £125,000 of any property purchase. Between £125,001 and £250,000 stamp duty is levied at 2 per cent, £250,001 and £925,000 5 per cent, £925,001 and £1.5 million 10 per cent and anything above £1.5 million 12 per cent. For first-time buyers the threshold at which stamp duty is paid is £300,000.
During the pandemic the stamp duty threshold was increased temporarily to £500,000 to help to stimulate the property market. Truss has previously said that cutting stamp duty is “critical” to economic growth. As chief secretary to the Treasury she said that the highest rate of stamp duty, which was introduced by George Osborne, was “clogging up” the housing market and leading to fewer transactions….
Homes acquired with “dirty money” in the richest parts of London could be seized and turned into affordable housing under plans to crack down on oligarchs using Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Mayfair “to rinse their money”.
Robert Booth www.theguardian.com
Labour-controlled Westminster city council is examining the use of compulsory purchase orders in extreme cases where it finds properties are not being used for their stated purpose, as part of a push to “combat the capital’s reputation as the European centre for money laundering”.
The plan faces obstacles including a lack of transparency over property ownership and a shortage of checks on the registration of companies, but the council is threatening to use seized homes to help reduce the waiting list for affordable housing of 4,000 households.
The number of properties in Westminster registered to owners in Jersey and Russia has risen by 300% and 1,200% respectively since 2010.
The council is exploring the use of a compulsory purchase order against a property registered in Seychelles, the owner of which has run up significant council tax arrears.
Russians accused of corruption or of links to the Kremlin have bought property worth nearly £430m in Westminster since 2016 – more than in any other UK area – according to researchers at Transparency International UK (TIUK).
It is believed that property worth about £283m has been purchased in neighbouring Kensington and Chelsea.
Adam Hug has been leader of Westminster council since May, when Labour took control for the first time after 58 years of Conservative rule.
He said: “Westminster’s dirty secret has been known for many years, but those in power looked the other way for too long as money of questionable origin flooded into London and investors took advantage of our relatively lax laws.
“It took the war in Ukraine to refocus attention on oligarch investments and what London has become in terms of a European laundromat for dirty money.”
He said the problem went further than “[Vladimir] Putin and his henchmen”, and that it damages London’s reputation by supporting authoritarianism abroad. Hug added that it “drains the vitality of areas with empty or underused homes”.
The council is mapping properties owned overseas against council tax data to determine whether they are being used for their stated purpose.
Westminster plans to target homes it finds have been acquired with “dirty money” or “money of dubious origin”. The council defines dirty money as that obtained from criminal activity including bribery, theft of state funds and misuse of public office.
Money of dubious origin is money where there is no or limited transparency of how the funds were acquired, often associated with the use of tax havens or elaborate corporate constructions to avoid tax.
Rose Zussman, policy manager at TIUK, said: “It is no secret that kleptocrats and those with money to hide have invested vast sums into the Westminster property market over the years. It is promising to see the council seeking to help expose and recover these illicit assets.”
But she said any funds reclaimed that are linked to corruption should go back to victims in the origin state “to ensure justice is served”.
Hug is also convening a meeting of property owners, experts and officials in the capital to join the “Westminster against dirty money” campaign and is calling on the government to restrict the artificial use of tax havens, and increase funding for the National Crime Agency and HMRC to fight money laundering.
The council wants stronger identity checks when people register companies and the new beneficial property ownership register to be fully implemented.
The register went live last month and overseas entities that already own or lease land or property in the UK must submit their registrable beneficial owners or managing officers by 31 January 2023.
Kwasi Kwarteng has refused to let a government watchdog assess the economic impact of planned tax cuts expected in a mini-budget on Friday.
The party of “sound money” doesn’t want any inconvenient truths to get in the way. Are the Tories on course to crash the economy? – Owl
Rowena Mason www.theguardian.com
Mel Stride, the Tory chair of the Treasury select committee, urged Kwarteng to allow independent forecasts for the public finances to be published alongside his mini-budget on Friday. Stride released a strongly worded statement urging more clarity around the effects of the new chancellor’s fiscal interventions.
The chancellor is expected to unveil tax cuts of £30bn to £50bn, according to some estimates, while the government’s intervention to freeze energy prices for consumers and businesses could cost more than £100bn. He is also expected to review his fiscal rules to allow the government to borrow more.
Stride, an ally of the former chancellor and defeated leadership contender Rishi Sunak, said independent forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility were necessary to “provide reassurance and confidence to international markets and investors”.
He said: “As a committee, we have in the past reported to the house that we consider it very important that significant changes to taxation are announced in a fiscal event alongside an OBR forecast. These forecasts are a vital indicator of the health of the nation’s finances, and provide reassurance and confidence to international markets and investors.
“There has been a deterioration in our economic outlook since the last OBR forecast in March. There have been significant fiscal interventions since then and we are told there will be further significant interventions including major permanent tax cuts to be announced on Friday. Under these circumstances, it is vital that an independent OBR forecast is provided.”
Richard Hughes, the chair of the OBR, said in a letter to Stride that he had notified Kwarteng when he became chancellor that the OBR was ready to provide a forecast. He said a quick turnaround would mean the forecasts provided “less complete analysis supporting the key judgments, less detailed breakdowns of the key economic, and less contextual and supplementary information than [forecasts] produced in normal times”, but it would give “the most complete and up-to-date picture of the economic and fiscal outlook as possible”.
But a government spokesperson said: “Given the exceptional circumstances our country faces, we have moved at immense speed to provide significant energy bill support for households and businesses, and are acting swiftly to set out further plans to kickstart economic growth later this week. We remain committed to maintaining the usual two forecasts in this fiscal year, as is required.”
It is understood the chancellor plans to hold a full budget later in the year, though the bulk of the measures ministers plan to implement in their first year of the administration are likely to be included in Friday’s event.
As well as the mini-budget on Friday, there is expected to be a statement from Jacob Rees-Mogg, the business secretary, on Wednesday, outlining an energy support package for businesses.
Michelle Donelan, the culture secretary, told broadcasters on Tuesday morning that the government understood why businesses wanted “clarity and assurance”.
She said: “Many companies and public sector organisations will need additional support and that is why we want to work up a tailored package to target that support and make sure that support is really the correct support.”
“We’re building an economy from the bottom up and middle out”
Still there are always the delusional zealots who back belief over experience. – Owl
Liz Truss favours trickle down economics but results can be trickle up
Trickle down economics was highly fashionable on the political right in the 1980s, when both Ronald Reagan in the US and Margaret Thatcher championed the idea. It resurfaced in America under both George W Bush and Donald Trump, and it is now undergoing a revival in Britain under the new prime minister, Liz Truss.
Larry Elliott www.theguardian.com
The theory of trickle down economics is simple. Governments should cut taxes for the better off and for corporations because that is the key to securing faster growth. Entrepreneurs are more likely to start and expand businesses, companies are more inclined to invest and banks will tend to increase lending if they are paying less in tax.
Initially, the beneficiaries are the rich, but gradually everyone gains because as the economy gets bigger well-paid jobs are created for working people. Governments should stop focusing on how the economic pie is distributed and focus on growing the pie instead.
Supporters of trickle down often cite the work of the US economist Arthur Laffer as proof that the theory works. Laffer said tax cuts for the wealthy had a powerful multiplier effect and any revenues lost by governments from reducing tax rates would be more than compensated for by the fruits of higher growth.
Truss is using this argument to justify the £30bn of tax cuts to be announced in Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini budget on Friday, even though Laffer was clear his theory worked best when personal tax rates were prohibitively high, by which he meant between 50% and 100%. At rates below 50%, Laffer found cutting taxes led to bigger rather than smaller budget deficits.
In practice, trickle down did not go according to plan. Reagan and Bush slashed tax on higher earners but inequality soared: between 1979 and 2005 the incomes of the Top 1% of earners tripled while those of the bottom 20% rose by just 6%. It was more a case of trickle up than trickle down.
Moreover, Reagan’s combination of tax cuts for the rich and a big increase in defence spending resulted in a threefold increase in US federal government debt between 1981 and 1989. The US economy grew strongly in the latter years of Reagan’s presidency, but this was a period not just of higher spending on the military but also of cheaper borrowing after the cripplingly high interest rates of the early 1980s.
In a 2015 assessment, the International Monetary Fund rubbished trickle down and said governments should instead focus on policies that would directly help those on low and middle incomes.
“We find that increasing the income share of the poor and the middle class actually increases growth while a rising income share of the Top 20% results in lower growth – that is, when the rich get richer, benefits do not trickle down,” the IMF said. “This suggests that policies need to be country specific but should focus on raising the income share of the poor, and ensuring there is no hollowing out of the middle class.” Joe Biden agrees.
An application has been submitted for a new operating centre to move into a village trading estate where residents have long complained about noise and dangerous traffic congestion from HGVs. Swindon-based OPX Logistics Ltd is seeking to keep five vehicles and five trailers at Lodge Trading Estate in Station Rd.
Anita Merritt www.devonlive.com
The trading estate is already home to haulage company Heaver Brothers Ltd and also international courier delivery company TNT. Vast complaints have been made by locals who say large-vehicle/ heavy traffic volume companies should never have been permitted to operate in the rural residential area.
Narrow roads make it difficult for large vehicles to negotiate its way through. Photographs have often been shared on social media capturing stationary traffic and lorries attempting to pass each other in narrow lanes, which residents say highlights the road is not suitable for HGVs.
OPX Logistics, which has more than 30 years’ experience in the delivery of logistics, is required to advertise public notices to inform people of its plans. Anyone with concerns is is invited to write to the traffic commissioner who is responsible for licensing and regulating operators of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), public service vehicles (PSVs) and local bus services.
The notice states: “OPX Logistics Ltd of Ignition Park, Faraday Road, Swindon, SN3 5FB is applying to add an operating centre to keep five vehicles and five trailers at Lodge Trading Estate, Station Rd, Broadclyst, Broadclyst Station, Exeter EX5 3BS.
Residents have spoken about their frustration over traffic problems in Broadclyst (Image: Broadclyst Station Community)
“Owners or occupiers of land (including buildings) near the operating centre(s) who believe that their use or enjoyment of that land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds, LS9 6NF, stating their reasons, within 21 days of this notice.
“Representors must at the same time send a copy of their representations to the applicant at the address given at the top of this notice. A Guide to Making Representations is available from the Traffic Commissioner’s office.