Wanted In My Back Yard….latest news of possible WIMBY developments

1 Apr
SIN understands that:

  • a major bid for waterborne transport infrastructure has already been put forward by the Jurassic Coast (Dorset and East Devon) to the Coastal Communities Fund, and this is likely to take precedence over any other bids from this area, providing EDDC gets the environmental impact assessment in place. This would provide the long-desired jetty for Sidmouth. Simon Pollentine, who was a member of the PRSG in 2009-10, is the STC lead on this.
  • On the Sidford to Sidbury link for pedestrians, bicycles, buggies and wheelchairs three potential routes have been investigated by DCC. Discussions with landowners have narrowed this down to one route which should be concluded in the near future, at a cost of about £1m, to get going, subject to planning consents, in 2014-15.
  • The Feniton link is a much bigger project scheduled for progression in 2015-18 with substantial funding from a range of sources coordinated through DCC.
  • The Local Transport Plan for Sidmouth has been delayed again by the immediate crises caused by flooding
  • We can only wait and see what EDDC decides to do, if anything, about its LDP
  • An independent initiative in Sidmouth for the development of a Town Plan or Neighbourhood Plan separate from the Port Royal and Eastern Town discussion was not on the agenda at Monday’s meeting (see Port Royal Developments  1 April, at https://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com )

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