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THE MARKET PLANNING HAS BEEN APPROVED
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

March 12, 2014: I had an eye opening experience, last week, that left me ashamed of our democracy. The paid planners of the council, recommended that the outline planning application for Hatherleigh Market be approved as presented by the paid consultants. The paid consultants spoke on behalf of the owners of the land and stressed that the two options were just that, what was being approved was the percentage of residential, employment areas, retail, fur and feather, supermarket, shelter and parking space. What they failed to do was specify the percentages!! The unpaid Parish Council also supported the application although it is arguably outside the community plan. The unpaid members of the public who commented on the plans, to the Council were over 95% against the application.
A third option detailed below in a previous story at least gives a hope that the social and economic activities that the Market today provides for the people of Hatherleigh a chance to continue.
You are invited to a meeting to discuss the future of Hatherleigh on 22nd April at 7:30pm in the Community Centre. Have email your say see market page here for reponses to the planning application.

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