Next Monday, the Town Council will debate the District Council's proposals to start 'regenerating' Port Royal:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipatimg a Regeneration Board >>> District Council's 'scoping exercise' to be debated by Town Council >>> Monday 2nd November
Back in April 2013, the then-chair of the Town Council called for wide involvement in the process of planning for Port Royal:
Futures Forum: Port Royal future: ‘Let’s get the community on board’
Vision Group for Sidmouth - Notes on Port Royal Developments
This followed on from the 'scoping exercise' carried out by the Port Royal Steering Group:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: VGS and PRSG
Community Engagement Brief for Regenerating the Port Royal and Ham area,Sidmouth Eastern Town. Spring 2012
Community Engagement Brief for the Regeneration of Sidmouth Eastern Town. Spring 2012: APPENDICES
One of the starting points of any negotiations will be ownership:
> The Town Council own the Ham and the Sidmouth Trawler's fish shop premises.
Sailing Club own their building, although not the
land on which it stands.
> The County Council own the turning circle and other areas.
> The District Council own 'the rest' - although the current/future use is not clear:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: who owns what
And there will be many other issues to consider:
Futures Forum: Proposals for Mill Street - Port Royal - Neighbourhood Plan
Things go back much further, however.
This is from the Herald from five years ago:
Sidmouth Port Royal development hope - News - Sidmouth Herald
Futures Forum: Become a Friend of Sidmouth Drill Hall
Futures Forum: Sidmouth Beach Management Plan: "the project is actively underway again"
Futures Forum: "Developer-led free-for-all is actually council policy"
Futures Forum: Public Space