Save Our Sidmouth

Update on Local Plan Public Examination, and on Knowle.

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Summary from SOS Chair, Richard Thurlow:

The Public Examination was held last week. As the Inspector had said, he did not allocate any further time to discussion of Housing or Employment land at Sidmouth. At last Wednesday’s session, there was a general discussion of the EDDC housing numbers in the District. Developers argued that the 17,100 houses allocated in the plan period was insufficient. Others, notably the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), advocated a lower number. Developers also asked for a higher allocation in the seven East Devon towns. The Inspector will make his decision in due course.

We expect Pegasus to submit a Planning Application for Knowle towards the end of this year. The Public Inquiry into the establishment of footpaths across the Knowle will be held in September 2015.

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One thought on “Update on Local Plan Public Examination, and on Knowle.

  1. It seems odd to me that developers were allowed to suggest additions/alterations to the local plan as late as the actual public hearings, but the District Council’s decision to delete the Sidford employment land weeks ago was deemed too late to be considered a change and the Inspector would make the decision.

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