One man’s “growth” is another man’s contraction

18 Apr

John Rowland has a sentence in his rant on the Letters page of this week’s Herald which will be of interest to Sidmothians:

The new build (EDDC HQ)for the western growth area of the district will provide much-needed business and employment for the young families as they set up new homes.

Translation: Skypark is a total unmitigated disaster. It has none of the job opportunities we boasted about and is now a white elephant, and Cranbrook will end up as a ghost town with high unemployment if we can’t find work for the people who move there. So we have no choice but to move our HQ there as an emergency to save face with our “Growth Point” and cover up our massive mistakes.

So, that’s it Sidmouth: sacrificed to the “Exeter sub-area” and hope no-one notices.

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One Response to “One man’s “growth” is another man’s contraction”

  1. stoneleighblogger April 19, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    I’ve met a lot of people in the South East that want to escape to the South West, but they all have plans for retirement. I just can’t see many young families coming into the area to work unless it’s to enter into the tourism sector.

    Relocating EDDC HQ achieves nothing of any social value for East Devon, and is highly detrimental to Sidmouth.

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