The District Council is concerned to realise the full value of any assets:
Futures Forum: Redeveloping East Devon >>> of 'income streams' and 'regeneration'
This applies to developing the Eastern Town:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >> "BIG seafront development plans ... lots of income for land-holding EDDC and big income potential"
Which means that some things are just not going to be viable:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >> the 'viability' of affordable housing obligations
Much of this echoes what was said back in 2009 by the District Council leadership:
Redevelopment blow for Simouth's Port Royal - Latest Sidmouth and Ottery News - Sidmouth Herald
This was followed up later that month:
Clarification needed over Port Royal 'sale' - Latest Sidmouth and Ottery News - Sidmouth Herald