The struggle over the 'green wedge' between Seaton and Colyford shows the determination of both developers and the local community:
Futures Forum: Green Belts: the Seaton-Colyford 'green wedge'... a forth application is refused, preventing 'harmful encroachment of urban sprawl into the open countryside'
Even though the District Council (successfully) opposed this particular 'development', there is the fear that developers are not exactly being discouraged:
Futures Forum: East Devon is already a great place to live in and to visit - so why do we need to 'make' it such a place?
National campaign bodies certainly feel that developers have got the upper hand:
Futures Forum: Community Voice on Planning: National Conference report >>> NIMBY – reality or slur?
The EDW blog spotted this piece from the Public Finance website:
“Planning systems favour developers over communities” survey finds | East Devon Watch
Planning systems favour developers over communities, LGIU survey finds | Public Finance