Tourism worth £2 billion to south-west economy

25 Nov

 

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/prospect-tourism-tax-break-West-businesses/story-20169826-detail/story.html

What a pity the East Devon Business Forum and EDDC has spent little time or effort on one of our biggest industries.  But then, it doesn’t include vast housing estates or solar farms so  that’s understandable.

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3 Responses to “Tourism worth £2 billion to south-west economy”

  1. Tim November 25, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    The fact that the EDBF didn’t have some of our best tourism businesses amongst its membership was, for me, the giveaway.
    It was then just a short step to see that they, the non-members, didn’t have land for development, or some other involvement in land development that was of use to EDBF members.
    Although it is pretty obvious, it seems to have slipped by some senior Tories who were deeply immersed in the goings on of the EDBF-or it suited them then, and now, to try and ignore it.

  2. Graham November 25, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    And the EDDC/EDBF flawed plan to develop 180 hectares of industrial estates over treasured countryside and green spaces will no doubt hit the Tourism economy. It begs the question what do the Tiverton and Honiton Tory councillors gain from such over development? They clearly have little interest in the economic potential of East Devon as a quality tourist destination.

  3. Johnny Rotten-Borough November 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Graham, enlightenment might perhaps be found if you were to ask the Chairman of Neil Parrish’s Tiverton and Honiton Conservatives Association.

    That person being a fellow farmer, erstwhile EDBF enthusiast, and a current EDDC Councillor.

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