Town's problem: it's EDDC

PUBLISHED: 15:17 25 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:53 10 June 2010

There are a multitude of options available to East Devon District Council which would kick start the revitalisation of Exmouth.... if Exmouth in fact needs revitalising! The vista from the lower part of the estuary is special. Why cannot the area (as I m

There are a multitude of options available to East Devon District Council which would kick start the revitalisation of Exmouth.... if Exmouth in fact needs revitalising! The vista from the lower part of the estuary is special. Why cannot the area (as I'm sure was originally intended) be landscaped as an area for relaxation and enjoyment? Isn't this what waterside is about? If Asda were the chosen option, then it ought to be in the town centre.EDDC have the authority but, it appears, not the will to make this happen.They can pass planning applications for residential developments for senior citizens without challenge, when we need housing for our youngsters... no change there for 40 years, to my personal knowledge.The problem for Exmouth is EDDC, as it has been since the old Exmouth urban council was abolished back in the 1970s. For more than 30 years, Exmouth has been EDDC's cash cow, and they want to keep it that way - be honest, who wouldn't? They have "inherited" their bank balance from Exmouth, and now want to use that bank balance to make it appear that EDDC are more prudent than Gordon Brown ever was, or Devon County Council could be. I'm no lover of the current spectre that represents itself as the champion of the working man, but what I do know is that the alternative, Cameron's clique and any government with Hugo Swire in it, would be a disaster. And don't get me started on Sara Randall Johnson, the leader of EDDC. M Fairclough,19 Withycombe Road, Exmouth.

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