In 2015 I said - Thousands more houses are being planned in North Devon, but local people are frustrated that their views are being ignored. Big developers and unelected inspectors have too much power. I'll fight to ensure your voices are heard over contentious planning decisions and keep pushing to have the Local Plan adopted as soon as possible.
2017 - I have worked with many residents groups to ensure their voices are heard when it comes to contentious planning applications. I helped secure a full public inquiry over one development where planning inspectors had initially refused one. I also made sure the new Local Plan for North Devon includes provisions to protect the countryside against huge numbers of new wind turbines.