The announcement presumably means that Sidmouth will soon boast the District’s largest retirement development for what is known in the national press as the over-sixties ‘smart set’.
Ironically, the site at Knowle has long been the Sid Valley’s largest provider of office jobs for working-age people, and moreover, in a privileged parkland setting.
Apparently the newbuild EDDC HQ, requiring a loan, is already underway at a Honiton Business Park.
The Inspector’s decision and report can be read here: APPEAL DECISION 3177340
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