Council must consult first

PUBLISHED: 10:16 28 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:32 15 June 2010

HONITON Town Council must consult with the business community before it can fully implement its new design statement for fascias and hanging signs.

HONITON Town Council must consult with the business community before it can fully implement its new design statement for fascias and hanging signs.That's what members of the council's planning committee heard last week.East Devon District Council is recommending the consultation, but has indicated it is in favour of the policy recommendations in principle.The draft document must be open to comment before it is formally adopted, councillors heard.The council is to liaise with Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Former mayor Councillor Vernon Whitlock revealed: "I attended the last chamber meeting and this issue about signage came up."Town clerk Lyn Hargood is to clarify an understanding that East Devon District Council will still be responsible for enforcement action, even though the town council has delegated powers to make initial decisions.


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