Pre Application meetings with Pegasus

R Thurlow made this Freedom of Information request to East Devon District Council

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Dear East Devon District Council,

Please let me have , in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, the followings details

The number of times that Pegasus, the selected developers for the Knowle, have had pre-application meetings with the Planning Department of EDDC for advice and discussions regarding their forthcoming planning application for the Knowle,

Names of those members of staff in EDDC whom Pegasus met, and

The substance of discussion and minutes of the meetings

Yours faithfully,

R Thurlow

East Devon District Council

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Kate Symington, East Devon District Council

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Mr Thurlow

 

Thank you for your request for information. Please find requested detail
below:

 

The number of times that Pegasus, the selected developers for the Knowle,
have had pre-application meetings with the Planning Department of EDDC for
advice and discussions regarding their forthcoming  planning application
for the Knowle.

7

 

The names of those members of staff in EDDC whom Pegasus met,.

Attending some or all meetings:

Ed Freeman: Service Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management

Chris Rose: Development Manager

James Brown: Principal Planning Officer

Sarah Foque: Landscape Architect

 

The substance of discussion and minutes of the meetings

Following three of the meetings, pre-application advice was provided in
the form of the three attached documents.

No formal minutes of the meetings were taken.

 

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Dear Kate Symington,
Thank you for the information provided.

I note hat 7 meetings were held pre-application; you have sent notes of two of them.

I am concerned that there are only two official records of the seven meetings; why is this?
Surely every meeting with a developer should be recorded, not only of what was said, but who attended on both sides. Please let me know why this was not the case.
Yours sincerely,

R Thurlow

Kate Symington, East Devon District Council

Good morning Mr Thurlow

I confirm that all information held, within the scope of your request, has been provided.

If you feel dissatisfied with our response, you have the right to request an internal review.

Regards

Kate

Mrs Kate Symington
Information and Complaints Officer
East Devon District Council

01395 517417
www.eastdevon.gov.uk

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Dear Kate Symington,
Thanks for your reply.

You seem to be hedging the question. I wish to be supplied with notes of the 7 meetings irregardless of whether they were un-official notes of the meetings or sent to Pegasus as pre-application advice. I also would like the names of those people from the Developer's representation, (the attendees at each meeting). Were any notes taken, regardless of whether they were later issued as "preapplication" advice?

EDDC officials must make notes of the meetings that they have held with potential developers, whther they are official meetings or not. And the public must be able too have access to

Yours sincerely,

R Thurlow