Beach Management Plan delayed by three months

22 Apr

http://www.devon24.co.uk/news/sidmouth_beach_management_plan_delayed_1_3567852

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6 Responses to “Beach Management Plan delayed by three months”

  1. feuxdusoleil April 23, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    Interestingly, this delay means that the findings of the Beach Management Plan will not be issued until after the next Westminster and District elections in 2015. Anything scheduled for April 2015 will not be issued until after the election because of fear of undue ‘influence’ by officers on election outcomes. It is perhaps a useful delay for the current majority parties, eh?

  2. deirdredee April 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    Reblogged this on Deirdre Dee Coaching .

  3. Mike Jones April 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    I understand that all beach management plans not yet issued have been delayed because of a Coalition dispute at Cabinet level. Exactly as the other respondent suggests some wish to push them back beyond May 2015 because the consequences of “going early” are that significant funds will have to be committed which are not currently identified. Hugely embarrassing all round. DCLG and Defra are leading this but Danny Alexander is challenging. Let’s hope he wins through.

    • feuxdusoleil April 24, 2014 at 9:45 am #

      Mike – if you are the Conservative Councillor from up North who is on the LGA, then presumably your comments come with inside information.

      It is shocking that the story put out by EDDC Councillor Moulding is that the delay is because they have been unable to gather historical data in the planned timeframe, when really it is a politically motivated action to “put on hold” ALL Beach Management Plans to avoid having to commit national funding prior to the next elections.

      Can SIN find out anything more about this? Perhaps one of the EDDC Councillors who “lurk” on this site would care to comment. Stuart Hughes and other Sidmouth Councillors should be rather interested in this!

      • Mike Jones April 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

        Yes, well spotted! I occasionally follow SIN because it is an exemplar of local people getting a voice and getting the facts out into the community of the real goings on in local government. Indeed although a Conservative I guess many of those on this site will be voting UKIP. It may lead to a labour victory next year but that will be good for democracy and hopefully re tune my party to realise that local people need a voice! Only will increased tax take from rich pensioners and workers can we hope to address the balance. Development can be also thwarted by increasing taxes on high value property. Something that my fellow conservatives fail to appreciate! Good luck with your campaign SIN. Get the Tories out of pore for five years to refresh and change…

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