Seafront trading: decision later

PUBLISHED: 12:45 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:39 17 June 2010

A final decision on seafront street trading in Sidmouth will have to wait - after district councillors took note of Herald-assisted consultation.

A final decision on seafront street trading in Sidmouth will have to wait - after district councillors took note of Herald-assisted consultation.

Two-thirds of 161 public correspondents spoke out against street trading at any time - but EDDC officers have recommended temporary trading rights.

One option available to the authority will be a designation order making The Esplanade a "consent street", allowing temporary trading and opening up potential for stalls and performers in the road during the Folk Festival, boosting trade during the event.

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