Devon County Council Elections …
Elections to Devon County Council take place on Thursday 4th May 2017. We will be able to vote at Uplyme Village Hall, with polling stations open between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.
Devon CC elections take place every four years. In the 2013 election we were part of the Seaton Coastal ward, which also included Combpyne-Rousdon and Axmouth Parishes and represented by Cllr Jim Knight. Devon County Wards were changed following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission, confirmed by Parliament in March 2016. All three ‘Trinity’ Parishes are now part of the Axminster Electoral Division.
Candidates seeking election to represent us are;
Bill FOSTER Liberal Democrat
Ian L. HALL The Conservative Party Candidate
Paul G HAYWARD Independent East Devon Alliance
Jeremy W. WALDEN Labour Party
Devon County Council is the primary recipient of our Council Tax payments and responsible for providing key services including; education, roads, care for older people and people with disabilities, child protection, youth services, libraries and ‘non-roadside’ refuse and recycling services such as the centre at Wilmington. I hope that as many local residents as possible are able to exercise our right to vote in these important elections.
East Devon Villages Plan – Final Consultation …
Public consultation on the proposed final plan ends at 12pm on Wednesday 10th May with comment invited on the plan and other supporting documents. Consultation documents includes detail of feedback received in an earlier consultation phase in 2016 illustrating how the council has considered previous feedback and made alterations. Further feedback, associated with the current consultation phase, will be sent to the Inspector examining the final plan, expected to happen during the Autumn.
The Villages Plan forms part of the East Devon Local Plan 2013 to 2031 and is effectively a companion to the Uplyme Neighbourhood Plan. Click the link here to view on the East Devon Council website: http://eastdevon.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/villages-plan/villages-plan-2017/proposed-submission-plan-and-supporting-documents/
The proposed plan is also available at local libraries and in the council offices in Sidmouth.
East Devon District Council is producing the Plan to help guide decisions on where new development should take place in 14 selected larger villages, including Uplyme, as well as the town of Colyton. Its key purpose is to define Built-up Area Boundaries (BUABs) around the villages.
BUABS (drawn as a black line on the Plan) show the areas within Uplyme where new housing would be generally acceptable – subject to certain criteria. It does not, however, mean that land has been specifically allocated for development in these locations. Outside the black line, further development would only be acceptable in special circumstances. However, this does not affect residents’ ability to extend properties and doesn’t mean that houses are not part of the village in any other way.
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