Browsing: Newton Poppleford

Councillors raged for nearly two hours at proposals to hike car parking charges and introduce tariffs for the first time at East Devon’s free car parks. Proposals that went before East Devon District Council’s cabinet on Wednesday night would have seen eight car parks have parking charges imposed for the first time, a 50 per cent increase on tariffs in 12 car parks, and night charges introduced in 12 car parks. In total, a record breaking 24 councillors spoke to slam the plans. After nearly two hours of debate, the cabinet agreed to put forward plans for consultation that would see…

East Devon’s free car parks will become pay-and-display and charges at busy spots will rocket by 50 per cent under changes proposed by the district council. The authority could raise an extra £400,000 a year by hiking costs at its most popular facilities and targeting those where motorists can currently stop off for nothing. Evening and overnight stay levies will also be imposed at sites where there is presently no cost for drivers at these times. We are under increasing pressure to review our activities and move to a position where we are managing all of our car parking assets…

East Devon council tenants’ green-fingered exploits have been recognised with a host of awards as part of an annual garden competition. The East Devon District Council (EDDC) contest attracted 48 entries from across the area. Organisers said participants ‘excelled themselves’ – with 26 ‘gold’ prizes, 19 ‘silver’ and three ‘bronze’ handed out. Otterton resident Elizabeth Martyn won ‘gold’ in the Overall Garden category and the Kimber Cup Best in Show award. A prize-winners’ ceremony was held at the Froginwell Vineyard, Woodbury Salterton. Horticultural Consultant Kieron Bewes judged the competition using the Royal Horticultural Society methods to evaluate the entries. The…

Newton Poppleford looks set to lose out on a long-promised new doctor’s surgery – because homes are poised to be built on the land instead. Approval of proposals for two dwellings off King Alfred Way will end hopes of a health hub which villagers have been waiting five years for. A government planning inspector will decide on the bid after applicant Clinton Devon Estates (CDE) lodged an appeal over delays in determining its fate locally. It is clearly understandable why the local community at Newton Poppleford are angry at the change in position of the applicant; from promising the provision…