Astonished by EDDC

PUBLISHED: 02:01 09 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:27 10 June 2010

It is quite astonishing East Devon District Council was yesterday (August 6) to consider, at their executive meeting, a proposal to employ a specialist consultant from Plymouth to do preliminary planning and design work for the Exmouth interpretation cen

It is quite astonishing East Devon District Council was yesterday (August 6) to consider, at their executive meeting, a proposal to employ a specialist consultant from Plymouth to do preliminary planning and design work for the Exmouth interpretation centre in conjunction with ASM/ASDA. This work is needed, so they say, in order to facilitate the planning application. This planning application will be a part of the ASM/ASDA application that has to be deposited with EDDC for consideration as a part of the redevelopment of the estuary site.By entering into this arrangement will not EDDC be removing itself from the planning process as being a party to and a beneficiary of the application? Equally, EDDC gave an undertaking they would not be promoting the development on that site, although they have allowed ASM a clear period in which to develop their plans. They also stated ASM would have to persuade the public of the benefits of its projects to the town. By putting this application for a proposed interpretation centre into the ASM application, it would have a smell about it. If you refuse the ASM proposal, then you don't get an interpretation centre. Win win or lose lose? That is plain bribery!At the same meeting, they want to pass a motion to ask Devon County Council to close Belshers Slipway as a launching slipway, but to retain it as a pedestrian walkway. The second part of the motion calls for a feasibility study to have a new slipway with vehicle access near to the new lifeboat slip.Ron Roberts,10 Littlemead Lane, Exmouth.

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