The Blot on the Devon Landscape

The wilfull + unecessary defacing of beautiful countryside

The Blot achieves planning approval by 2 votes

Posted by Micro Update Ltd on November 13, 2006

13Nov06: The Blot achieves planning approval by 2 votes. “Appalling obscenity”, “Eyesore in the countryside”, “Not something the Council can be proud of”, a few of the phrases used during the Planning Committees Meeting. Our 3 Ward Councillors, followed by other Councillors, made a very specific case out to the Committee and were only beaten by legal requirements of Planning. Although the application was approved – on planning grounds – to a person, those Councillors who spoke requested that something be done to minimise the impact of The Blot by use of quick growing screening trees (Leylandii ?? which could be removed once the present much slower species had matured sufficiently to do the job properly “IN LESS THAN 20 YEARS”, also that steps should be taken/encouraged to change the colour of the elevation causing aggravation to Aller Park residents and amazement to tourists. Many thanks to resident Mr Roy Pearson for speaking on behalf of residents, and describing so well just how this Blot affects people. The Blot is still a far away from being an historic monument – let us hope that efforts to minimise its impact are followed up. Otherwise this saga is ready to roll and rumble on.
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PLANNING APPLICATION FOR AN EXTENSION BY THE BLOT (CLS) WILL BE “CONSIDERED” BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ON MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2006 AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER IN FORDE HOUSE. THE MEETING MAY BE OBSERVED BY THE PUBLIC FROM THE CHAMBERS GALLERY. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK IS PERMITTED 3 MINUTES.
Teignbridge Council have made all the problems incurred with this project – by them permitting such a BLOT to be located where it is. It is no good them hiding behind Whitehall dictates, or any other thin excuses, they allowed it there – and it is up to the Council to minimise the effect of their mistakes, and start earning their salaries by acting in the local taxpayers interests, which does not include hideous projects in green fields. Should we really need to tell them that?????????If this application is passed it is a definite signal that the Council is not interested in Public Opinion,(which they have shown previously – in preference to “Government Guidelines” , and that money talks). It will also ease future expansion not only for THE BLOT, but any other enterprise wishing to utilise the valley. This is the thicker end of the thin wedge commencing with THE BLOT s original inception.

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