Plans in for new safety railings at gardens - more than a year after storms wrecked wall
- Credit: Archant
Safety fencing, which has been in place around a Sidmouth beauty spot for 15 months, could be replaced by permanent railings if a planning application is approved.
The proposals for Connaught Gardens would see the temporary barriers removed and 30 metres of galvanised steel railings installed.
The temporary fencing was put in place after the crumbling wall along the cliff-top walkway was demolished as a safety measure after large cracks were spotted in the masonry in March last year.
The new railings would match the existing steel barriers already in place at the far eastern end.
East Devon District Council (EDDC) says the new rails would be less visually intrusive and require less maintenance than re-building the wall.
In its application, the council concludes by saying that the experience of visitors will be greatly enhanced by improved views of the Jurassic Coast.
The proposals will be considered by Sidmouth Town Council before a decision is made by EDDC.
- 1 Plans for new town - and THOUSANDS of new homes - in East Devon revealed
- 2 Chiefs' rebranding dignifies the club and city
- 3 The show must go on as theatre group takes to the stage
- 4 Ottery family lights up home in memory of mum
- 5 Designated drivers offered free drinks this Christmas
- 6 Two-years-missing cat back home after turning up in Sidmouth
- 7 Dates for Santa's sleigh tour of Sidmouth, Sidford and Newton Poppleford
- 8 Anniversary gives chance for a look back on three years in the valley
- 9 Plans for quarry at Ottery St Mary REFUSED
- 10 Air ambulance attends beach fall incident in Sidmouth