Sidmouth Town Council (STC) has its next Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 7th September 2016 at 6.30pm. The venue is St Peter’s Church Hall, Sidford, EX10 9PT.
Of the 22 items on the agenda, item 7 is of particular importance. It is the following:
Application ref. 16/0669/MOUT
Sidford Ward FORDS AND SONS LAND ADJACENT TO TWO BRIDGES,TWO BRIDGES ROAD,SIDFORD.
Outline application accompanied by an Environmental Statement (with all matters reserved except access) for the development of up to 22,800sqm of floor space for use classes B1 (Office Light Industry), B2 (General Industry) and B8 (Storage and Distribution) with details of, and associated strategic landscaping for, the access, linking cycleway and footway, and flood improvements/attenuation.
Amended plans for consultation. The amendments relate to additional information to accompany previously submitted Environmental Statement. Details in respect of site layout and positioning of footway/cycle route, drainage, landscaping, design codes and ecology.
The public is welcome to attend the STC Planning Committee meeting on 7th September. Fords’ additional documents can be viewed on the eddc website, under planning, ref 16/0669/MOUT, DOCUMENTS. Please note, any written representations received at the Town Council Offices before 9.30 a.m. on the day of the meeting will be considered by the Committee.
STC’s comments and unanimous vote against Fords’ initial planning application indicated the potential negative impact on the whole Sid Valley of the proposed Business Park, and echoed widespread public concern*.
The supplementary, more detailed documents now submitted, will be closely scrutinised. The new consultation, on the information in these extra documents, is now open for comments. Further information here: https://saveoursidmouth.com/2016/08/21/new-consultation-for-sidford-business-park-plans-deadline-for-your-comments-is-friday-16th-september-2016/
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September 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm
I am a resident at Byes Lane Sidford and my main concern is that additional traffic generated by the proposed business park will add further congestion at Sidford lights, adding further traffic to use Drakes Avenue and Byes Lane as a “by pass” and further affecting the road safety of residents and pedestrians especially school children walking and cycling to college using the route through the Byes.
September 7, 2016 at 10:22 am
Thank you for comments, Sandy. Many people share your concerns, including Sidmouth Town Council (STC) , who unanimously rejected Fords’ initial Planning Application (as reported on SOS, in June 2016).
STC will give their views on Fords’ amended application (new documents submitted on 19 August..see EDDC website), at today’s meeting in St Peter’s Church Hall, Sidford, at 6.30pm. Public can attend, of course.
Details of a separate Public Meeting,to be held in Sidford next Monday (12 Sept), will be posted on SOS shortly.