Letter from Dr Boyles

We rarely publish letters from members of the public but this one below from Dr Helen Boyles fits in well with our campaign related to Torbay Council, which can be read about here. In short, we’re involved with this issue as we see this council, among many, ignoring local wishes and ploughing up the Great British Countryside. We are now receiving daily reports about the Council … Continue reading Letter from Dr Boyles

Sladnor Park

Torbay Council in Devon are in danger of chalking up an ignominious first – a refusal to re-designate Neighbourhood Forums. Neighbourhood Forums are a feature of the Tory/Lib Dem flagship Localism Act of 2011 which transfers a greater say in planning decisions to those most affected – the local communities. The great idea was that Local Authorities work with their communities to produce a Local Plan which outlines the … Continue reading Sladnor Park

Torbay Council

Every now and again, an article inspires readers to get in touch with a nugget of a story. This happened over Christmas time following our two articles about Torbay Council here and here. The Country Squires were pointed to an article one reader had prepared in connection with the dubious approval of a proposed major planning development in the heart of Torquay, and then by another reader to … Continue reading Torbay Council

The Torquay Pavilion Storm

Torquay has been a turbulent place of late, politically at least. Whether it’s alleged conflicts of interest or repeating votes of no confidence in elected officials based in the area, or planning bodies who run roughshod over wishes of local residents and ward councillors, one would wonder what advantages there are to a person, or their loved ones, in stepping up to get elected in the first place. The turbulence … Continue reading The Torquay Pavilion Storm