Judge orders "unhelpful" Devon council to release relocation documents | Western Morning News
Tribunal’s decision, on Knowle ‘secret’ papers, featured on Radio Devon News. | East Devon Watch
www.informationtribunal.gov.uk/DBFiles/Decision/i1540/East Devon District Council EA.2014.0072 (05.05.2015).pdf
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: an application to list Knowle park as an Asset of Community Value: rejected by District Council
The District Council did offer the Town Council the remaining part of the Knowle parkland:
14. As part of the negotiations with Sidmouth Town Council on land transfer, a covenant be proposed to ensure that the land is not built on and remains as public open space
19: Knowle – Transfer of Public Open Space to Sidmouth Town Council
The Town Clerk read a letter received from Richard Cohen, EDDC Deputy Chief Executive formally inviting the Town Council to commence detailed discussion on the District Council’s intention to transfer 3.516 hectares of Knowle Parkland and the lower car park to Sidmouth Town Council. A letter from Nick Wright, EDDC Economy Practice Manager reported that a recent nomination for land at Knowle Park to be registered as an Asset of Community Value had been unsuccessful.
RESOLVED: That the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Town Clerk be authorised to commence negotiations with the District Council with a view to transfer Knowle Parkland to the Town Council.
Town Council Meetings - Sidmouth Town Council
In which case, it could be read that the District Council regards the Knowle parkland as 'an asset of community value'...
A crowd-funding campaign has now been launched to challenge the District Council.
Click on the link Save historic Knowle Parkland - CrowdJustice if you wish to contribute:
East Devon District Council are trying to grab historic parkland for development
What's happened and why we're considering legal action
Freedom of Information campaign
The legal action
How much we are raising and what it is for
Save historic Knowle Parkland - CrowdJustice
The crowd-funding website Crowd Justice has itself just been launched - and is obviously determined to make waves:
CrowdJustice - Crowdfund public interest law
Is crowdfunded litigation the future of justice? | Joshua Rozenberg | Comment is free | The Guardian
Is 'crowd-funded' justice the way forward? - The Justice Gap | The Justice Gap