BT/Openreach poles

You may have noticed that Openreach is in the process of installing fibre optic broadband cabling in Alphington. The cabling is being carried on “telegraph” poles rather than being ducted below ground. We believe that this is for reasons of cost and speed. However, although fast broadband competition may be desirable, the visual impact of these poles and cables is not.

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South West Exeter Forum Event

Yvonne Atkinson, Devon County Councillor for Alphington and St Thomas,  chaired a well attended meeting on Friday evening at the Village Hall. There were several speakers including Ben Bradshaw MP, Dave Black and Sarah Ratnage of Devon County Council and Rachel Sutton of ECC. There were discussions on topics of interest at various tables where visitors could leave comments. These comments will be collated by Yvonne and will be...

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South West Exeter Forum event

Devon County Councillor Yvonne Atkinson will host a meeting at the Alphington Village Hall on Friday 11th January at 7 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to explore the possibility of creating a South West Exeter Forum that would facilitate and coordinate community work across the new developments to the south of Alphington including the 2000 Matford houses. Speakers will include Ben Bradshaw MP, and there will be tables devoted to...

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Aldens East and West – reasons for deferral

The reasons for deferral given in the draft minutes of the planning meeting are:  the failure to adequately meeting requirements of the AlphingtonBrief;  the percentage of affordable housing proposed;  uncertainty about health/school provision;  lack of sufficient community infrastructure;  the failure to bring forward a Park and Ride facility for this side of the City;  need for greater open space;  the stalled progress on the...

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Aldens East and West Planning Decision

On Monday evening (3rd December) the Exeter City Council planning committee met to consider the application for development at Aldens East and Aldens West. The committee unanimously voted to defer the application, pending clarification of many issues dealt with inadequately in the application. Alphington Councillors Warwick and Musgrave spoke eloquently in favour of deferral, as did Alphington Village Forum’s chair Juliet...

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