“Little credence” given by Inspector to evidence from EDDC Chief Officers

18 Nov

Precise details of the evidence given by the Deputy CEO, on behalf of the CEO , are in a press release by Knowle Residents’ Association, concerning  their successful Appeal regarding  Knowle footpaths. As promised, it’s published today (18 Nov)  at http://www.saveoursidmouth.com

5 Responses to ““Little credence” given by Inspector to evidence from EDDC Chief Officers”

  1. Not A Developer November 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    One for the Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Sorry, forgot, it can’t overview or scrutinise anything the CEO or Leader bans andy this will surely be banned.

    The whole of this nasty group of senior majority councillors and officers has lacked creedence for a long while.

  2. Media Mandy November 18, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    credence (noun) belief (in reports, or in others’ statements).

    Credence is the belief that we have in something as being true or correct. When we believe something, especially a report or a statement, we give credence to it. When a person’s words lack credence, they cannot be believed. To lend credence or give credence to what others say is to believe them. ‘These words are just rumors. I don’t give any credence to them.’ This means that I do not believe the words to be true, because I know they are rumors. A person lying often lacks credence.

  3. Mike Temple November 19, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    How much “credence” can we give to the CEO’s ruling that the TAFF committee could not examine the Business Forum’s influence on planning? And how much “credence” can we give to the Deputy CEO’s role in the re-location fiasco?

  4. Paul Arnott November 19, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    How much time is being wasted by the Chief Executive and his Deputies getting these things so wrong?

    On this administration’s watch one of the most beautiful parts of these islands has been left with a void where a Local Plan should be – a failure which alone would justify a change in leadership – and vulnerable to developers of every hue.

    (Some builders, it should always be said, plan well, balancing local interest and the need to make a working profit. But many in this district are merely cashing in their chips on a permissions binge, in an environment made so vulnerable by our council’s failures it could hardly be better designed.)

    This void is an emergency. It should have filled every councillor’s day, and every administrator’s night, being anticipated and then. after it appeared, repaired.

    Instead, to advance a plan to move from the Knowle at a time when councils are losing cashflow from central government, our administrators have made a wrong-headed attempt to steal public rights of way from those who pay for their jobs. All of which was just one chapter in a ludicrous outline plan to overdevelop the Knowle, which then had to be redesigned (at our expense) before the Planning Committee could be prevailed upon to rubber stamp it.

    Save Our Sidmouth should have our warmest congratulations for their success in winning this decision from the Inspector (with whom I appear to share a surname, but do not know!).

  5. Sandra Semple November 19, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Perhaps the new song for EDDC protesters should be “I see a bad moon rising” by Credence Clearwater Revival, lyrics here


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