In Sidmouth, there are doubts:
Futures Forum: Fortfield Hotel ... to ... Sanditon apartments ... to S106 cash
Futures Forum: Knowle Relocation Project: How to classify the proposed development: as C3 housing or as C2 care home?
And across the South-West not much seems to be forthcoming:
Futures Forum: "Not a single home that could be described as "affordable" within government guidelines is being built, or is for sale, anywhere in Cornwall."
The latest hullabaloo has erupted, with comment from the East Devon Watch blog:
Make millions, pay peanuts … EDDC says that’s fine | East Devon Watch
The Town Council's planning committee has reacted very angrily to proposals for large-scale development - with very little on offer for 'affordable housing':
Developer’s offer slammed as ‘insult to Sidmouth’
Green Close care home site in Sidford. Ref shs 43-16TI 0477.CR2
Civic leaders have slammed a developer’s ‘insulting’ offer of just £41,000 towards ‘affordable’ housing - when it stands to make millions building on the site of a former Sidmouth care home.
Developer’s offer slammed as ‘insult to Sidmouth’ - Home - Sidmouth Herald