Sidford business park removed from development blueprint

Sidford Valley. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 2244-39-12TI

Sidford Valley. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 2244-39-12TI - Credit: Archant

Divisive plans for a 12-acre business park between Sidford and Sidbury look set to be scrapped after an eleventh-hour bid from Sid Valley representatives.

East Devon District Council yesterday voted 18 to 15 in favour of removing the employment land allocation from the draft Local Plan, its development document until 2031.

But the move could falter - Mark Williams, the authority’s chief executive, warned that members could face the wrath of a Government inspector for pulling it at such a late stage.

See the full story in next Friday’s Herald.

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