Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: the current issues... District Council cabinet to consider its "Relocation Update": Weds 4th June
A statement is expected:
Latest Knowle relocation update by Deputy Chief Executive | Save Our Sidmouth
There are several issues at stake:
TOWN/VILLAGE GREEN APPLICATION:
Futures Forum: Town/Village Green application: "a mechanism that local objectors are using to try to hold up the council's plans for Knowle"
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: “Relocation is central to our plans to transform the council into an organisation that meets the needs of our residents and businesses in an accessible, cost effective and joined up way.”
Yesterday, the Express & Echo carried the story:
Village Green bid could hit East Devon District Council's new headquarters bid | Exeter Express and Echo
And this evening, the Herald has published its own report on-line:
Council sell-off stays on hold due to appeal
Property experts Savills look set to at least be commissioned with managing the marketing of both Sidmouth assets.
EDDC’s cabinet will decide whether to give the firm the go-ahead on Wednesday (June 4).
A council spokesperson described the TGV as ‘a mechanism that local objectors are using to try to hold up the council’s plans for Knowle’.
Kelvin Dent, vice-chairman of Knowle Residents Association, told the Herald: “The purpose of this application is to ensure the public have the right to continue to use the park and gardens for their enjoyment – to preserve the rights people think they have already got. I don’t apologise for the delay – the longer the delay the longer people have to reflect how sensible this is as an idea [moving to SkyPark].”
Money from the sale of parts of Knowle and the Manstone Depot – along with millions from the sale of the council’s site at Heathpark in Honiton – will be invested in the new HQ.
Council sell-off stays on hold due to appeal - News - Sidmouth Herald
Campaigning residents apply brakes to EDDC office relocation project - Claire Wright
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: further FOI requests
With further reports from independent Cllr Claire Wright and the East Devon Alliance:
EDDC appeals against Information Commissioner’s ruling on transparency - Claire Wright
Transparency – a foggy issue | East Devon Alliance
EDDC – Knowle relocation secrecy – important update | East Devon Alliance
EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES:
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project... "Should we build less and reuse more?"