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

PUBLISHED: 09:10 08 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:10 08 June 2016

Pennington Point in 2015.

Pennington Point in 2015.

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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.

“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: sidmoutheastbmp@eastdevon.gov.uk.


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