Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

SOS issues plea to East Devon councillors over relocation

PUBLISHED: 10:51 18 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:51 18 February 2014

THE chairman of the Save Our Sidmouth has written to all East Devon councillors over a decision that will ‘affect the district for as long as it is in existence’.

Richard Thurlow has made a plea to members over the authority’s mooted move to SkyPark – and reminded them they are accountable.

He has provided a detailed analysis of the mooted move.

The relocation project, and the intention to move to a £1million plot to the extreme west of the district, will be discussed at a full council meeting on Wednesday (February 26).

Mr Thurlow says the move should not go ahead as it ‘is financially flawed, exceptionally risky in these difficult economic times and detrimental to employees and the town of Sidmouth.’

“We fail to understand any rationale for the choice of Skypark,” he says in his correspondence.

“The decision belies common sense.”

2 comments

  • The proposed move to Skypark makes no sense. It's at the extreme edge of East Devon, inaccessible by public transport, and the financial case is dubious. Remember that initially it was proposed to move to Honiton, which is at least central to the area, now it's to be virtually in Exeter.

    Report this comment

    Palmerston

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • I wholeheartedly support Save Our Sidmouth and want to thank Richard Thurlow for the sterling work he is doing on the town's behalf. We need more people like Richard on the council, don't forget the elections are only a year away!

    Report this comment

    Deirdre Dee

    Monday, February 24, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News Stories

The owner of an Ottery sweet shop has thanked the community as she opened her doors for the final time,

Read more
16:33

Lewis Jefferies hopes to one day promote conservation and sustainability.

Read more

Sidmouth’s Devon County Council hustings has been cancelled

Read more

RNLI lifeguards will return to East Devon’s beaches from Saturday (April 29) as patrols for the 2017 summer season get underway.

Read more

The Countess of Wessex will be in attendance at this year’s Devon County Show.

Read more

‘Selfish’ 4x4 drivers ‘trashing’ the beautiful countryside surrounding Sidmouth could be threatening England’s first wild beavers in more than 300 years.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:30

The cheering crowds egged a Sidmouth web developer over the finish line of his ‘gruelling’ first marathon in the capital on Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:34

Organisers of the Beer Blazer are urgently appealing for volunteers to come forward.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:04

On this week in 1944: Extracts from the Exmouth Journal, printed April 22, 1944.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:56

Andrew Gillen, 31, lands himself extra year inside for ‘disgraceful and serious’ incident.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications