PLEASE LET INTERESTED FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS KNOW….
The Sidmouth Town Council Planning meeting begins at 6.30pm on Wednesday 15th June, at Sidford Social Hall, Byes Lane. Public question time is included. Sid Vale Association will be among those presenting their objections.
Regrettably, the meeting has been poorly advertised, considering the importance of the application which involves plans for the first phase of a large business park on the floodplain beside Two Bridges Road, Sidford (on the A375, dir. Sidbury). Everyone living, visiting, or passing through the Sid Valley will be affected by the outcome of this application to build on a sensitive site, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) already prone to traffic congestion.
Ultimately, it is the District Council’s Development Management Committee (DMC) who make the final decision (this is likely to be in high summer, 2016). But the Town Council has the responsibility to make known what local people think, for a balanced judgement.
For your information: Comments can be viewed at this link: https://planning.eastdevon.gov.uk/online-applications/
To SEARCH, type in ref 16/0669/MOUT
Then click on START. And go to COMMENTS and CONSULTEES COMMENTS
One very thorough report in CONSULTEES COMMENTS includes relevant photographs, flood zone maps, and a video. It was compiled by Sidmouth-Sidford Ward Members Cllrs Marianne Rixson and Dawn Manley, two of the East Devon Alliance Independents elected to East Devon District Council in May 2015.