Breaking news on untaxed and un-MOT’d car with Tory placards in Woodbury

You will all be pleased to know that the car without an MOT and without Tax and insurance which displayed a Tory candidates’ placard that had been parked near the polling station has been driven way from Woodbury Salterton.

However the driving of a car without Tax and Insurance is against the law.

Let’s hope our Tory Police commissioner who recently canvassed with the 2 Tory Candidates whose posters were displayed on the car will be able find out who drove the car!

The Woodbury power plant – a nice little earner …

Comment re eived:

“The owner of the site is, indeed, Zoe Carter as it is part of Woodbury Business Park.

Using the figures from the National Grid Demand Side Flexibility Annual Report 2018, the average Utilisation Cost for this type of facility was £76/MW/hr. Even if this 40MW plant ‘only’ runs for the 1500 hours put forward in the Plutus Energy Planning Statement this could amount to a not inconsiderable £4.46 million a year from the 1.7 acre site – better than storing caravans or rearing cattle.

Its a pity none of the money goes to the actual residents of Woodbury, or the wider community, who have to live with the noise and pollution.”

To the reader who has just commented on untaxed cars with Tory poster on them …

Would the person who recently sent a comment (presumably for publication) which appears to be supportive of Tories parking untaxed and un-MOT’d cars near polling stations (or at least not in favour of Owl drawing attention to it, hard to say the comment does not make it clear) in Woodbury and Lympstone please resend it without the rider that says:

“CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email is confidential and may also be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender IMMEDIATELY. You should not copy the email or use it for any purpose or disclose its contents to any other person. GENERAL STATEMENT: Any statements made or intentions expressed in this communication may not necessarily reflect the views of [cannot print name]. Be advised that no content herein may be held upon [cannot print name] unless confirmed by issuance of a formal contractual document.”

after which Owl will be happy to print it (unless you want Owl to enter a formal contract before printing – it will do no such thing).

Given the rider, Owl is really not sure it IS the intended recipient and would like to be 100% sure the sender wants it printing. It may be just a private message to Owl. Or maybe meant for someone else, in which case it will be trashed.

FOUR untaxed and uninsured cars with Tory placards in Woodbury and Lympstone

KE03ZWU Skoda in Woodbury Salterton No Tax No Mot
MD04KVV Toyota in Exton No Tax
X63EDT Ford Ka in Lympstone No Tax No MOT
WD54FZZ Citroen in Woodbury No Tax.
Checked with the DVLA website. If they are not MOT or Taxed they are therefore uninsured!
To have them removed as abandoned cars it needs people to contact the local authority who will use their preferred contractor to remove them.
However in this case this would be Woodbury Car breakers and the co  owner is one of the Tory Candidates

“Power plant plans for [Carter family?] land on outskirts of Exmouth”

A planning application has been submitted to provide 20 self-contained generators on land south of Woodbury Business Park.

Enquiries seem to point to Woodbury Business Park being the instigators. Woodbury Business Park is owned by Zoe House and her husband. Zoe is the sister to Robin and Rowan Carter and therefore an an aunt to William Carter, who is a Conservative candidate for Woodbury and Lympstone at the coming district council election on 2 May 2019.

“A new power plant could be built on the outskirts of Exmouth, new plans have revealed.

A planning application has been submitted on behalf of Plutus Energy Group for 20 self-contained natural gas engine-driven electricity generators on land South of Woodbury Business Park.

The application has already drawn two objections with one saying it contravenes both the National Planning Policy Framework and the other calling it ‘totally inappropriate’ for this part of East Devon.

However, East Devon District Council’s environmental health department has said the power plant would have a ‘low impact’ on the nearest residential properties.

Woodbury Parish Council is set to be consulted and the deadline for consultation is Friday, May 10.

East Devon District Council will make the final decision.

https://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/power-plant-plans-for-woodbury-1-6004231

What happens when what’s good for your community isn’t necessarily good for your businesses?

Info from correspondents coming thick and fast in this last couple of weeks before voting – here’s one from Woodbury and Lympstone (NOT Lympstone and Woodbury, as it appears on Tory party leaflets!).

“Interesting to read the glossy brochure submitted by the 2 young “Tory Hopefuls” standing against the hard-working Independent Councillors in the Woodbury and Lympstone Ward. Shame they don’t get the ward title right as they seem to think its Lympstone and Woodbury!

Cheryl Mcgauley the present chair of Woodbury Parish Council has joined up with William Carter to challenge for the 2 seats available in the ward.
Cheryl needs no introduction to most of the ward electors as she has chaired the Parish Council in Woodbury for the last 4 years.

William is less known, but his family are well-known in East Devon! His father Rowen Carter runs the family business that includes Exmouth Docks, and Greendale Business Park. His uncle and aunt Robin Carter and Zoe House run Ladram Bay Holiday Park, and his brother Matt runs Greendale Farm shop.
In their leaflet Will says he is eager to represent the electorate and make a positive impact locally.

However, judging by the family’s history of development at Exmouth docks, Woodbury Park Golf Club, before selling on, and the continuing issues at Ladram Bay and Greendale Business Park most local people would say the family have already made an impression!

The whole idea of representing constituents is you need to voice the electorates’ concerns. How can that be done, when they are required to declare an interest and leave the debate on matters that concern the many issues relating to these local businesses?

According to the brochure Will and Cheryl love their ward which they say is a great place to live and work.

They believe there is a need to achieve a balance between the environment (in particular, places like the Exe estuary and Woodbury Common) and promoting sustainable development, affordable housing, and employment opportunities.

Many residents would argue that with more work places than there are working people living in the ward already, with Greendale and Woodbury Business parks alone, providing 1700 jobs, the balance if anything is too far leaning the wrong way!

The brochure reports that Conservative led East Devon delivers. However, it doesn’t mention the massive debt the new Honiton headquarters has cost (£16M) , nor next years “black hole” of a £1M in the Council’s Budget. Nor the £70M shortfall in infrastructure requirements over the next 12 years!!

The brochure makes many bland promises, which, if the new administration dared to follow, will lead the Council to more spending, but the brochure also promises to remain a “low tax council”

Where is the money coming from to cover our existing black holes never mind these new extravagant promises!”