SOS issues plea to East Devon councillors over relocation

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.

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    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!

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    Deirdre Dee

    Monday, February 24, 2014

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