Councillors throw away draft plan

Portfolio holder finds copies in recycling bin.

District councillors have been rapped - for throwing away draft copies of the proposed local plan.

Councillor Ray Bloxham, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for corporate business, told a meeting of the authority’s cabinet on Wednesday that he was “disappointed”.

“After a previous meeting, I found quite a number of draft copies in the recycling bin in the Members’ Area,” he said.

The council’s chairman, Peter Halse, said he “never takes anything home”.

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“I’d need an extension on my house, if I did,” he explained.

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