These were the proposals in the draft Local Plan from November 2012 and planning application from February 2012:
Knowle, as in revised Local Plan, Nov 2012 | Save Our Sidmouth
12/1847/MOUT | Outline application proposing demolition of existing buildings (retention of building B) for class D1 non-residential institution and park rangers station (Sui Generis), residential development of up to 50no. dwellings (Class C3 use), 60no. bed graduated care home (Class C2 use) and access (all matters reserved except access) | Council Offices Knowle Sidmouth EX10 8HL
This is the area now proposed under the draft Local Plan, considered this Thursday 18th July:
www.eastdevon.gov.uk/combined_special_dmc_agenda_180713.pdf (page 31)
There is a question as to whether or not this area excludes all of the original Zones A and E:
> Whilst the car park in Zone A has been removed, it seems that the lawn terraces in Zone C [the lawns down to a boundary below the flower beds and just short of the Gothic folly] have been incorporated into the latest plans.
> However, these lawns are shown in District Council maps to be within the recreational area.
> Furthermore, in the refusal by the DMC of the application, it was stated that the construction of dwellings should not be allowed on "an area of open space..." and that it would be "contrary to policy RE1".
> Although, in the original proposals, the terraced building replacing the Victorian hotel enjoyed 'private gardens' to the south - presumably on these 'lawns'...
Otherwise, the new proposals for Knowle contained in the latest draft Local Plan seem to comply with what was resolved by the DMC.
To present this in full, the Development Management Committee of 1st March rejected the Outline Planning Application for Knowle. This is from page 49 of the Minutes:
Will we need to wait and see what a new planning application for Knowle will propose...