Planned housing numbers drop in Sidmouth in new LDF

Sidmouth’s housing growth to be chopped by 40 per cent in new round of LDF consultations.

Towns across East Devon will once again hear what the future holds for them as the district council reveals latest the draft of its ‘Local Plan’.

Tuesday’s meeting of the Local Development Framework (LDF) panel will deliver the latest blueprint for housing and industrial growth over the next 15 years.

East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) often controversial ‘Local Plan’ is being refined for almost the last time before being sent to central government for approval early next year.

And in the new draft the recommended housing growth for Sidmouth has been dropped from 250 to 150 to be built until 2026, as creating more employment takes over

The recommendation for Ottery St Mary now stands at 450 new houses, including a ‘strategic allocation’, an area identified for development, for 350 houses with more focus on upgrading The King’s School.

Plans for all of East Devon’s towns will be read out at tomorrow’s meeting, before local councils will again be asked for their input ahead of the final version of the document being crated.

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The meeting starts at 2pm in the council chamber at EDDC headquarters at Knowle, Sidmouth.