Futures Forum: ‘Say NO to Sidford Business Park’ >>> Public meeting >>> Today: Monday 12th September
Futures Forum: Sidford business park > Fords planning application >>> 16/0669/MOUT >>> >>> public information meeting: Monday 12th September >>> the campaign
This follows on from the Town Council's own meeting - which also sent out a very clear message:
Futures Forum: Sidford business park > Town Council planning committee AGAIN unanimously rejects Fords planning application >>> 16/0669/MOUT >>> more reports
There are several reports coming out of last night's public meeting:
ANGRY CRIES OF “BOYCOTT FORDS” AT SIDFORD MEETING
13 SEPT 2016
BOYCOTT FORDS!’ CALL AT ANGRY SIDFORD MEETING
There was standing room only at Sidford Social Hall last night at a meeting called by local residents to “Say No to Sidford Business Park”.
Feelings ran high as speaker after speaker condemned this “monstrosity of a project” on road safety, environmental, and flooding grounds.
Notable comments included:
> a plea from a Director of the Norman Lockyer Observatory “not to kill” astronomy in Sidmouth with the bright lights of a Business Park.
> a warning from a governor of Sidbury primary school that increases in heavy vehicles would place schoolchildren in greater danger on the village’s narrow roads which often lacked pavements.
> claims from an environmentalist that rare, protected horseshoe bats were likely to be present in larger numbers than estimated in the planning application.
Among many suggestions to mobilise opposition was a mass boycott of Fords of Sidmouth, the applicant.
This was enthusiastically supported, and will be actively considered by the organising committee.
Angry cries of “Boycott Fords” at Sidford meeting | East Devon Watch
Sidford Business Park “would kill us” , says NLO
September 13, 2016 by sidmouthsid 1 Comment
More about last night’s very well-attended public meeting will be posted here later today.
Copy below of the information leaflet distributed at the end of the meeting:
Say NO to Sidford Business Park
There is no need for this industrial estate
There is still time to object to the Sidford planning application. Deadline for comments is THIS FRIDAY,
16th September 2016.
Health & Safety
Highways / traffic congestion
Landscape / impact on the AONB
Pollution (air, fumes, light, noise)
Please write, stating why you object, to:
Planning Department (Central Team)
East Devon District Council
Knowle, SIDMOUTH EX10 8HL
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: Quote planning reference: 16/0669/MOUT,
Two Bridges Road, Sidford. More details at http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/planning.
Keep up with the campaign:
Sidford Business Park “would kill us” , says NLO . | Save Our Sidmouth
Meanwhile, a 38 Degrees campaign has started up:
East Devon District Council
Say NO to East Devon Business Park
Say NO to East Devon Business Park | Campaigns by You