Application was 'railroaded' claim- complaint to MP

PUBLISHED: 14:45 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:24 17 June 2010

A FRUSTRATED Stoneleigh objector has contacted MP Hugo Swire over the railroaded planning application. Calvin Lusty, the immediate neighbour to the holiday park, decided to contact the East Devon MP last week after months of being ignored by EDDC. He

A FRUSTRATED Stoneleigh objector has contacted MP Hugo Swire over the "railroaded" planning application.

Calvin Lusty, the immediate neighbour to the holiday park, decided to contact the East Devon MP last week after months of being "ignored" by EDDC.

He said: "I wanted to know if he could look into it and find out why this one was being treated like this when the holiday park in Salcombe Regis was rejected."

Several objectors say they have contacted EDDC's planning department numerous times asking about the planning application but have received no reply.

Mr Lusty added: "It has been rarilroaded and is ridiculous.

"Look at Sidmouth Garden Centre which sells local organic produce. What harm is he doing really? It makes you wonder why somebody has made it their goal in life to stop them. There doesn't seem to be any continuity with planning. There are still a lot of questions to be answered."

A spokesman for EDDC confirmed that Hugo Swire has been in contact with the council and spoken with the Development Control Manager at "some length":

"The MP has been made fully aware of the processes followed in this case and the full range of facts, comments and planning policy that are being taken into account when deciding whether or not to grant planning permission.

"We appreciate that the proposed development of this site is a highly emotive issue and that there is a significant degree of opposition. There have also been a number of messages of support for the development.


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