Bringing together the people of East Devon
Our legacy, your heritage.
What is the East Devon Alliance?
1. The EDA is a voluntary, non-party political organisation, uniting communities from across East Devon. Our aim is to conserve, for future generations, our priceless environmental assets inherited from the past. At the same time we support appropriate development for housing and employment, especially for local people, so that East Devon remains a flourishing and vibrant place.
2. We aim to cooperate with Parish, Town and District councils, and other bodies, to achieve what is best for the community as a whole. By sharing information, experiences and insights from all over the District, we hope to have a valuable perspective to contribute to these bodies. Our ultimate objective is to ensure that we have councils that are open, democratic, accountable and willing to engage.
3. We want to ensure that policy, particularly planning policy, in our District balances necessary economic development with the safeguarding our unique environment and heritage, which, apart from its other benefits, is a major economic asset. It is especially important to preserve the 60% of the District designated as ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ from the threat of inappropriate development.
4. We may engage in campaigns at the district, regional and national level, should we feel that such engagement is in keeping with the values and objectives outlined in this document. We may ask candidates for election to local councils to sign the ‘EDA Charter’.http://www.eastdevonalliance.org.uk/
The EDA is often cited in the news:
The council is inviting representatives from around East Devon, to join councillors and senior officers for a special event where they’ll hear more about the council’s objectives for the project and can talk about any decisions made by the Cabinet.
Among those invited to the event on 26 July are representatives from Chambers of Commerce, community organisations, neighbouring local authorities and pressure groups including Save Our Sidmouth and the East Devon Alliance.
Knowle’s fate to be debated next week - News - Sidmouth Herald
East Devon Alliance member Mike Temple warned the cabinet that the bills for other councils’ relocation plans had skyrocketed.
EDDC revives plans to leave Sidmouth - News - Sidmouth Herald
Another Question to the Leader at Full Council, 24.07.13 | Save Our Sidmouth