Great Torrington appeal decision raises the question: do Local Planning Authorities have any authority over planning?

Authored by sharon goble

Outline planning permission has been granted for a major development of new homes on farmland at Great Torrington following a Planning Inspector’s decision to allow an appeal by developer Beechcroft Land Ltd.

The developer had sought permission in 2018 for 181 homes in three fields to the south of the town, next to the existing settlement boundary and urban area. The eastern field of...

Plymouth cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke faces blood test inquiry

Authored by JamesM

Plymouth's Team Sky cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has received notification from the sport’s governing body, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), asking him to explain suspect blood values dating back to September 2012, according to The Sunday Times .

The date concerned is three months before Tiernan-Locke became a member of the hugely successful team.

The 28-year-old 2012...

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