The petition has now been delivered to both Councils jointly conducting the Scoping Study for Port Royal’s future. Sidmouth Town Council acknowledged receipt of it on 4th September 2017. And this evening, it was delivered to East Devon District Full Council.
The fact that 1,900 people signed the petition, indicates that strong opinion about the open aspect of the Port Royal site is held by the town’s essential visitors as much as by local residents. Importantly, as Councillor Marianne Rixson said in her speech to her fellow councillors this evening, this petition underpins the responses of the Neighbourhood Plan Port Royal Survey and the public consultation.
The 3Rs campaign was launched at a Public Meeting in August. It is summarised in the slide presentations …see link to them 23 Aug Final Slides at the end of our earlier post, here: