Call for Sid Valley residents to have their say on seafront protection

Pennington Point in 2015.

Pennington Point in 2015. - Credit: Archant

Drop-in consultation at Kennaway House next week

People of the Sid Valley are being urged to have a say on how to protect the town from coastal erosion and flooding.

Experts working on the long-awaited beach management plan have drawn up a shortlist of options to combat the problem of fast-crumbling cliffs and provide a long-term solution for the next 100 years.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) will host a drop-in consultation for residents to give their views on Wednesday, June 15, in Kennaway House, between 2pm and 7pm.

District councillor for Sidmouth town ward Cathy Gardner said: “It is so important to Sidmouth.

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“We want lots of people to go along on June 15. The impact will be on the residents and business owners of the town.”

Residents who cannot make the drop-in event can still express their views from June 16, by visiting the Coastal Protection section of EDDC’s website and downloading a feedback form, or picking up a form from the council’s reception at Knowle. For more information, email:

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