'Not enough notice'

PUBLISHED: 13:12 02 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:41 15 June 2010

A DISTRICT council site meeting in Honiton was held at too short notice, a former mayor of Honiton has complained.

A DISTRICT council site meeting in Honiton was held at too short notice, a former mayor of Honiton has complained.Councillor Vernon Whitlock is unhappy that Honiton Town Council was given just a few days' notice before members of East Devon District Council's development control committee visited the site of former public toilets, in Northcote Lane.Great Western Limited is seeking permission to develop apartments and retail units on the land, next to The Pit Club."Yet again we've got something from East Devon that's in next to no time at all," Councillor Whitlock told the town council's November meeting."It's not the first time - especially from planning," he said. "It's happened time and time again. I think we should ask them (EDDC) to get their act together."Councillor Vivienne Ash, acting chairman of the town council and a district councillor, explained the district authority always holds site meetings on Fridays, a set number of days after the development control committee meetings.

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