Public are welcome to the Sidmouth Town Council meeting at 6.30pm, Sidford Social Hall this evening, (Weds 16 November), where a strong debate about Knowle plans, and penetrating comments at Public Speaking time, are predicted.
The Town Council planning committee will be considering revised drainage and bat mitigation reports together with amendments to the design and footprint of building E and the associated landscaping at the Knowle.
As consultees,the Town Council will send its conclusions to EDDC (the planning authority) for consideration on December 6th, when the Development Management Committee (DMC) will make the final decision.
Public comments are overwhelmingly against the Pegasus Life Planning Application, ref. 16/0872/MFUL.
Objections are based on a long list of planning considerations. A sample is given here:
‘There are several reasons for rejecting the above application:
1 Local Needs – Assisted living homes fail to address balanced community as per Local Plan.
2 Overdevelopment – The Pegasus proposal far exceeds the 50 homes in the Local Plan.
3 Imposing Bulk – excessive volumes and heights tower over parkland and neighbouring houses.
4 Impact on Knowle Park – the outstanding vistas and terraced landscape will be eradicated.
5 English Heritage (EH) Listed Building – the setting and space around the monument will be totally destroyed.’
See also our recent posts; the Knowle archives here and on the futuresforumvgs blogspot; and of course the planning portal on the eddc website.