….as pointed out in this extract from EDDC’s press release (8th Nov 2013) ‘ EDDC closes in on new office site’
Skypark is a large business park that will be gradually developed by St Modwen over the next few years, providing up to 1.4 million square feet of commercial and office space.
This site is in a prominent position with good road connections, whilst it is also within reasonable reach of the future Cranbrook rail Station. It too benefits from being served by the district heating network.
Being another non-Heathpark site, it would require the building elsewhere of a new East Devon Business Centre. Consideration needs to be given to the possibility that its closeness to Exeter Airport might pose noise issues and since the site is a large development area there could be disruption caused by ongoing building works.
Skypark is also situated at the Western end of the district, posing the same accessibility issues mentioned in the Cranbrook summary. ‘
For EDDC’s comparison of the other sites favoured just three months ago, go to : https://saveoursidmouth.com/2013/11/08/five-years-on-and-knowle-relocation-options-remain-undecided-leaving-the-financial-risk-unclear/