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Update on Port Royal: two public consultation events next week (26 & 27 June)

The Scoping Study being jointly undertaken by East Devon District Council and Sidmouth Town Council has reached “initial findings and concept ideas”. Port Royal Project Reference Group and Councillors have been invited by the town clerk to an hour’s briefing session before the public consultation begins next Monday and Tuesday (26 and 27 June) at Sidmouth’s Kennaway House, from 3 pm until 8pm on both days.

The consultation will then run online until the end of July.

As many busy local people will be unaware of this, please help spread the word.

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EDDC attempts at Knowle sale.. some history

To put in context the current Pegasus life Appeal against the refusal of its planning application for Knowle,  some relevant publicly-available links will be posted here, for general information. This is one contains a useful overview of the site, and some of the issues:

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Knowle update: Pegasus Life appeal is “major application with a lot of documentation”

A correspondent has provided the following information, as reported today at

“Speaking with the Planning Inspectorate this morning Planning Inspectorate – GOV.UK the Pegasus Life appeal was lodged on Wednesday 7th but is unlikely to start for 6-7 weeks, it will then take at least 14 weeks but probably more as it is a major application with a lot of documentation.

EDDC is responsible for notifying people who objected and also for publishing the reasons for appeal documentation.

The appeal reference is 3177340 if contacting the Inspectorate and the original application reference for EDDC is 16/0872/MFUL:

16/0872/MFUL | The construction of an assisted living community for older people comprising extra care units, staff accommodation and communal facilities, including a kitchen, restaurant/bar/cafe, a well-being suite comprising gym, treatment rooms and pool, a communal lounge and storage facilities; car parking for residents, visitors and staff of the assisted living community; comprehensive landscaping comprising communal and private spaces; and associated groundworks. | Council Offices Knowle Sidmouth EX10 8HL “