EDDC ‘welcomes people using the park’ at Knowle

22 Nov

Some extraordinary statements are contained in this week’s press release from East Devon District Council, following the Inspector’s report on disputed footpaths  (see http://saveoursidmouth.com/2013/11/18/knowle-footpaths-appeal-decision/ ) .  SIN is particularly surprised by EDDC’s  two comments quoted below, as the SIN pics archive seems to tell a different story.

1. EDDC press release: “The Council has always stressed its intention to retain a significant proportion of the parkland at Knowle for public use…”

SIN archive: Aerial view of EDDC’s original plans for Knowle, rejected in  May 2013.  The accessible parkland remaining would have been on a sloping site, notoriously wet, away from the finest trees…and largely unsuitable for prams or wheelchairs, etc.

Knowle site AFTER proposed plans by EDDC

Knowle site AFTER proposed plans by EDDC

2. EDDC Press release:    “….and welcomes people using the park”.

SIN pic archive: Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

…..and of course, you’ll remember the ribbon fairy caught in flagrant delit on the day of the Mass March?  https://sidmouthindependentnews.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/ribbon-fairy-at-knowle/

Do actions speak louder than words?

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