Category: Perspectives

Devon countryside campaigners lambast Government’s new energy strategy.

The Devon branch of the countryside charity (Devon CPRE) has criticised the Government’s new energy strategy, saying Boris Johnson’s emphasis on ‘renewables’ will not deliver an affordable, clean and secure supply of electricity as people are being led to believe.   Instead, Devon CPRE believes enhanced carbon capture from regenerative agriculture, the only proven method…

Is South Hams District Council meeting its planning responsibilities democratically?

With four substantial planning applications located in the centre of rural Dartington currently under consideration by the District Council, the complexities and challenges of community consultations being held over the Christmas holidays and ever changing COVID restrictions are compounding a truly challenging situation for the parish. It raises the question of whether the planning system…

Is ART work – or survival?

  19th October 2020 It isn’t hard to understand why the current slogan “Art is Work” has gained approval in the UK’s arts communities, especially as a meme on social media. In these fragile times when almost everyone has a hand beseeching in Rishi Sunak’s direction artists fear, not without reason, being ignored and impoverished.…