SIR - One day a planner had a ‘road to Damascus’ experience and, in his wisdom, thought how wonderful to move the council offices and replace it with a mono housing estate.
The shame is that planners appear to relish destroying the environment of others, probably, at the same time, never themselves living in the affected area.
Why would anybody in their right mind wish to destroy our exclusive concert venue and venues for local state occasions? Why destroy our summer park-and-ride car parks?
Why destroy the unique natural arena used by the Folk Festival over so many decades and, hopefully, to be used again?
Worst of all, why even consider attacking the unique parkland with its historic trees? You cannot just shut a park down and find a replacement arboretum.
You may also want to watch:
And what about the badgers? On the everlasting argument of badgers versus cattle, the badgers win. Will badgers versus the planners, unusually, lose out?
A decision on the council’s mooted move might be six months away, but at what stage will the residents of Sidmouth be properly consulted? Will this be a Cameron-type consultation where the decision has already been made in advance, learning only how it will be implemented?
- 1 Public open gardens event cancelled due to Covid
- 2 Scores of nominations for town's champion awards
- 3 Former vice chairman of Sidmouth Town Council turns to murder
- 4 Centenary celebration for knitting legend, Audrey
- 5 Ottery's amazing community has pulled together during pandemic
- 6 Can YOU help successful Sidmouth Running Club Juniors grow?
- 7 Ottery brothers applaud customers on 'Freedom Day'
- 8 Pre-season fun for a rugby player
- 9 East Devon MP humbled by care home visit
- 10 Read all about it! Teresa scoops national award
So much for local democracy. Come on, residents, we must fight this proposed destruction of the Knowle together.
Knowle House, Knowle Drive, Sidmouth