Thursday, 5 September 2013

Us and them

Whatever the arguments about building single houses in the open countryside outside villages or built up areas, it is ironic that an application for a single dwelling on the perimeter of Straitgate Farm was recently refused by East Devon District Council, on the basis:
The proposed development would result in the introduction of [development] into an attractive rural environment with resulting harm to the visual appearance and appreciation of the countryside.
What did EDDC have to say in last year's consultation regarding a 10-year multi-million tonne sand and gravel quarry in the same location? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. One rule for some?