Application lodged for ‘Shepherd Huts’ holiday accommodation in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 August 2020

Blackdown House, East Devon District Council's Honiton headquarters. Picture: Dan WIlkins

Blackdown House, East Devon District Council's Honiton headquarters. Picture: Dan WIlkins

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Plans to build four ‘shepherd huts’ holiday properties in Stowford have been submitted to East Devon District Council (EDDC).

The proposal has been put forward by Mr Coletti – a local businessman who developed Kingsdown Business Park, in Salcombe Regis.

The planning application states there has been a significant increase in the demand for the supply of shepherd huts and the applicants – Sidmouth Shepherd Huts – wanted to further develop the building and manufacturing of shepherd huts on the land adjacent to their home.

The applicants said they wish to build four completed huts as a showcase to produce further income that will supplement and sustain the future of their business.

Whilst the business would be an all year-round concern, the shepherd huts will provide a unique insight to holidaying from a bygone age with modern facilities coupled with an affordable experience that will encourage the visitors back on a seasonal basis.

The final decision on the application will be made by EDDC.


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