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Futures Forum: Sidford business park > Fords planning application >>> 16/0669/MOUT >>> no appeal lodged
These were also the grounds for refusing planning permission to housing in Sidford only this week:
13/2549/OUT | Demolition of existing buildings and construction of 5no. dwellings with associated access and garages (outline application with all matters reserved) | 1 Laundry Lane (land Adj Mill House) Sidford Sidmouth EX10 9QR
But another issue has been employment land.
On the one hand, there has been much opposition to the large 'business park' at Sidford:
Futures Forum: Developing the Sidford employment site: "A Local Plan is not set in stone. It can adapt to ‘material changes’."
Futures Forum: Seven alternative options to develop Sidford's AONB
And on the other, there is concern that there are not enough small sites for businesses:
Futures Forum: Sidford, employment land and the demographic time bomb
Futures Forum: The current state of employment land sites in the Sid Valley
Futures Forum: "Statistics show us that small and medium-size businesses (including those in tourism) are our life blood."
Whilst planners need to be 'more nuanced' over these decisions...
Futures Forum: "Regeneration and economic development" in East Devon >>> looking beyond the conventional, the ideological and the heavyhanded
... a very interesting decision was made this week by the District Council's planning committee - where concerns about exactly these issues were raised:
Five-house bid in Sidford refused due to flood risk
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