Save Our Sidmouth

What EDDC’s revised Local Plan specifies for the Sid Valley


Here is the link to the revised Local Plan.

As in the previous version of the Local Plan, rejected by the Inspector, there are still 100 homes proposed, plus 50 windfall. AND the 5-hectare Sidford Business Park site is still in unamended.

The implications are illustrated below:


Proposal is for 12 acres of employment land, with 400 new parking spaces, close to residential housing. Sidmouth currently has a very low unemployment rate.


The site is partly on a floodplain, which Environment Agency warns will get worse with climate disturbance.

The Sidford-Sidbury country road already has traffic problems.


This example of a business park, just 15 minutes’ drive away (on A3052 towards Exeter) shows how the site in Sidford’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) could be transformed by EDDC’s Local Plan.

4 thoughts on “What EDDC’s revised Local Plan specifies for the Sid Valley

  1. Pingback: Can EDDC be serious, with revised Local Plan? | East Devon Watch

  2. I urge everyone in the EDDC controlled area to engage in the local and parliamentary elections, so we never have to battle with old Tory ideas and vested interests ever again. Vote for your Independents in the coming elections to have a voice on how East Devon is run in the future.

  3. Pingback: Another Green Wedge for East Devon? Don’t miss DMC next Monday, 23 March. | East Devon Watch

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