Have your say on Sidmouth Port Royal concept proposals


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Initial concept proposals for Sidmouth’s Port Royal will be available to view at consultation days later this month.

Residents are being invited to have their say on Port Royal later this month at two consultation events.

A concept idea has been developed by consultants as part of a scoping study to assess the feasibility to redevelop the area.

The consultation days will run from 3pm to 8pm at Kennaway House on June 26 and 27.

Sidmouth Town Council and East Devon District Council are major landowners of the site and have been working to identify the boundaries, ownership and needs of existing occupants as part of the study.

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Councillor Jeff Turner, chairman of the Port Royal reference group, said: “Everyone agrees that Port Royal is important to the town’s residents and to its tourist business. The area, including the Ham, provides vital community and recreational space

“For townspeople and visitors alike and is widely regarded as the main priority for improvement if Sidmouth is to realise the full potential of its sea front which is one of the finest on the south coast.

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“There is now an opportunity to see some of the consultant’s initial findings and a concept idea and the consultation gives everyone the opportunity to say what they think. This is the first step in the process and no detailed designs of buildings have been drawn up at this stage.”

Residents will have until Monday, July 31, to fill in a consultation questionnaire on the day or online.

Following the deadline feedback will be considered by the consultants who will make a set of recommendations. These are expected to be considered by the town and district council later in the year.

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