Help Needed to Respond to Major Planning Applications

Are there any readers of this newsletter who would be interested in helping Sustainable Crediton respond to very occasional planning applications? 

John Boyle, John Downes and Charles Mossman had a very good meeting with Simon Trafford from Mid Devon Planning Department last month. 

In short we came away from the meeting with Simon suggesting that Sustainable Crediton becomes an official consultee on major developments (10 homes and above) including major renewable energy schemes and commercial developments in the Crediton & District area at the pre-application and application stage of the planning process. 

However, there will now be an expectation from MDDC that we actually submit our views on these planning matters in a professional manner.  We have the opportunity to have some significant influence on the green agenda within planning applications.

We do need some additional people who are experienced and interested in planning matters to help when we are consulted. We will also need to have thoughts on solar farms, large anaerobic digestion plants as well as the wind turbine debate we have been having.

If you would like to become involved, please contact Charles for a chat.