Following on from looking at the issue of the environment on 14th February
Futures Forum: Public Examination of the New East Devon Local Plan... ENVIRONMENT
and climate change on 27th February
Futures Forum: Public Examination of the New East Devon Local Plan ..... session on Climate Change - Thurs 27th February
here is a personal view from the chair of the Vision Group's Futures Forum, who was in attendance at that session:
Vision Group for Sidmouth - Home
An Inspector Calls – on Climate Change Policy at EDDC. | East Devon Alliance
A look at some of the issues:
Britain may need to 'dig for survival', minister says - Telegraph
Food security and the NPPF | Sidmouth Independent News
Food Security Land Research Alliance
Schumacher College: Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production - growing low input, diverse and resilient food systems
Lessons from history | Geofutures
We need a national food strategy urgently says Devon NFU Chairman | The Exeter Daily
Devon Wildlife Trust | view-news
"water storage and drainage"
“Flood zone 3A will become Flood Zone 3B by 2025″ , Sidmouth hearing told. | Sidmouth Independent News
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (4) – groundwater | Sidmouth Independent News
BRE 365 (3) | Sidmouth Independent News
20 February 2014 - Flood-proofing farming: a grass roots approach - BBSRC
"low energy and renewable energy projects"
South Devon Coastal Renewable Energy Network - About SDCREN
Regen South West - delivering sustainable energy
East Devon District Council - Energy Efficiency Grants in East Devon
Energy | Transition Exeter
"wind and solar energy projects"
Beware solar farm ” community payments” | Sidmouth Independent News
Community owned renewable energy, ethical green investment - Energy For All - E4All
KW09 | SunEdison closes on financing for 56 MW of UK solar PV plants - SolarServer
Galsworthy Farm, Devon - Our Green Energy - Ecotricity
"AD, biomass and hydro"
Primary school pupil given top recycling award | North Devon Journal
Devon Biomass Opportunities Statement and enquiry service
Biomass Exeter Devon South West | Froling Boilers | Wood Fuel Heating Exeter Devon |
North Devon Green Party | Hydroelectric Power Scheme invented by Devon Engineer to be Developed
www.ashden.org/files/reports/Okehampton College case study.pdf
South West Greens reject fracking 'bribe' | Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette
Discredited information | North Devon Journal
Combined Heat and Power Focus - News - DECC's Free resource supporting the development of CHP
Energy centre at Skypark in Cranbrook | News stories - E.ON
Latest News - Exeter and East Devon Growth Point
"Cranbrook developers ... unequal rules for developments"
"the fig-leaf of higher standards of compliance and comprehensive low carbon infrastructure"
Cranbrook gets special treatment for Community Infrastructure Levy | Sidmouth Independent News
Cranbrook, exciting new eco-town? | Sidmouth Independent News
"eco-town of Cranbrook-on-flood plain"
Cranbrook residents challenge flooding claims but don’t quite understand what they are challenging | Sidmouth Independent News
Cranbrook flooding: Eagle eyes | Sidmouth Independent News
So Cranbrook has no flooding problems ….. | Sidmouth Independent News
"a conspiracy between senior officers, councillors, private developers and landowners ... to permit widespread under-regulated highly profitable piecemeal development"
East Devon Green Party | East Devon Green Party challenges employment land provision at Local Plan Hearing
Persimmon: Why shouldn’t we build on Sidmouth’s “green belt” – we’ve done it elsewhere | Sidmouth Independent News
Local authority: public service or business? | Sidmouth Independent News
“Presumption in favour of disclosure” on pre-application meetings with developers at Ottery | Sidmouth Independent News
... although to be fair on the planning committee of the District Council - which considers itself 'independent-minded' - an application for a pig farm on AONB land has recently been rejected:
Planning inspector dismisses pig farm appeal - News - Sidmouth Herald
Controversial plans for massive indoor pig farm in East Devon AONB rejected by Government planning inspector | Exeter Express and Echo
East Devon pig farm refused permission for second time | Western Daily Press
Venn Ottery piggery – inspector’s decision. Another example of EDDC’s paperwork not being at its best – nor the applicant’s | Sidmouth Independent News