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Tightening up on scrap dealing
Lib Dems Take Action Against Rogue Dealers
Thursday, 10 October 2013
West Devon Borough Cllr Liberal Democrat Alison Clish-Green highlights that every scrap metal dealer in West Devon now has to obtain a licence to trade from their local authority under the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act.
FOCUS Do-It-All Saga
Letter from a Councillor
Thursday 11 April 2013
The saga of the former FOCUS Do-It-All store in Plymouth Road has already seen many articles and letters in this newspaper, and rightly so. However, there are now clear signs of a way forward.
The site is on "brown field" land which already has retail planning permission. Local people will be able to see for themselves what Tesco would like to do, by visiting the exhibition at the empty store next Tuesday, or the Town Hall next Wednesday.
As the West Devon borough councillor for that part of town, I'll be there - but would really appreciate hearing people's views about this too. I can be contacted by .
As we look forward to a potential new choice for consumers, and jobs for local residents, we should not forget the planning fiasco which has already occurred.
The Borough Council, in the name of its leader Cllr Philip Sanders, went for a judicial review despite knowing it was "out of time". This legal challenge has failed, and could cost council taxpayers well in excess of the £50,000 suggested by WDBC.
May I assure your readers that I not only spoke and voted against this futile course of action, but have insisted that the Council looks in depth into the way the whole episode was handled. I suggest that Cllr Sanders now needs to explain why - in these hard times - he promoted such a course of action when that money could have been spent on something far more useful.
Cllr Alison Clish-Green,
Borough Councillor for Tavistock South West.
Planning change attacked
Lib Dem Councillor Puts Motion Against New Rules
Friday 11 January 2013
A motion attacking plans to relax the rules so homeowners can build bigger extensions without the need for planning permission was proposed at West Devon Borough Council meeting.
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