The “special” Development Management Committee meeting – Express and Echo

17 Mar

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Outrage-plans-1-200-houses-green-wedge-outskirts/story-20820070-detail/story.html

Oh, and as mysteriously as it disappeared a few days ago, the agenda has reappeared on the DMC website – we like to think we played our part in getting this page reinstated!

http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/development_management_agenda_mins_remit.htm

 

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4 Responses to “The “special” Development Management Committee meeting – Express and Echo”

  1. Media Mandy March 17, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    Special for whom?

  2. Damien Mills March 17, 2014 at 11:42 pm #

    In the story about this on the Express & Echo website, a district council spokesperson justifies considering these applications ahead of the Planning Inspector’s verdict on the local plan on the basis that, ‘… otherwise they would not be considered within the Government’s specified 13-week period which would put the council at risk of an appeal.’

    I think this is a red herring as the Town and Country Planning [Development Management Procedure] [England] Order 2010 clearly states that the 13-week period begins the day after the application and any supporting documents are received:

    ‘A valid application shall be taken to have been received when the application, and such of the documents, particulars or evidence referred to above as are required to be included in, or to accompany, the application have been lodged with the appropriate authority mentioned in article 10(1) and the fee required to be paid has been paid.’

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/2184/article/29/made

    While it is not clear from East Devon’s planning portal when, exactly, the revised application was submitted, it is apparent that the supporting documents were not lodged with the council until Monday, January 6 – see, for instance, documents 1313229 [on Page 2] and 1313227 and 1313228 on Page 3:

    http://planningapps.eastdevon.gov.uk/Planning/lg/GFPlanningDocuments.page

    On this basis, the Development Management Committee has until April 4 to reach a decision so, why is it we are being encouraged to believe otherwise?!

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