Promise wanted

SIR - With EDDC voicing a possible move from Sidmouth, I believe that it is time to ask, on behalf of many people in Sidmouth, for a simple, unambiguous, firm promise from the council that no part of the buildings nor present grounds shall be allowed to be sold for housing development, nor without a covenant being included in any agreement to prevent any future purchasers of the land being allowed to do so.

Before we get the traditional bleat about ‘ need for low-cost housing’ may we also ask that a survey be conducted and the results of such a survey be published, of the number of people IN SIDMOUTH in need of such housing and, if built, such housing should only be sold to local people.

Derek Pedder

64 Winslade Road, Sidmouth