Just leave it alone
SIR - What an awful idea!
Why do people think that “an incredibly underused” space has to be filled up/used?
Can’t we have nice quiet underused places? Is it not allowed?
I am not local but visit Sidmouth regularly and I use Church Lane precisely for that reason - it is a nice quiet shortcut across town, which offers access to Blackmore Gardens, another usually peaceful place.
To cover this “alleyway” and try to turn it into a commercial venture is such a bad idea. Please leave it alone!!
Smethwick, West Midlands