Looking at the proposals for Port Royal
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >> Scoping Study consultation >> proposals now available
... it is unclear to many whether they are in fact 'proposals' or not.
This is from the Sidmouth Drill Hall Rescue blog:
Proposals for Port Royal
When is a proposal not a proposal?
1) On a website ‘You can look at the proposals in person’ and ‘look at a small exhibition of the proposals and talk to council officers and the consultants who will be at each event.’ and ‘Live consultations. We and Sidmouth Town Council are asking for your views on initial proposals for development of the Port Royal area in Sidmouth before 5pm on 31 July 2017.’ and ‘If you can’t come along to the events you can look at the proposals here ‘
2) On a consultation board ‘We would welcome your thoughts and comments on these initial proposals’
3) In the text of a survey ‘ B. What do you think of the proposals for the Port Royal site?’
4) In a joint press release ‘There are no plans or proposals being made at this stage.’ Sidmouth Town and East Devon District Councils spokesperson, and Cllr Jeff Turner.
5) On Consutation Board 4, titled ‘Proposal’
‘It is not a proposal for how the building will look’ and ‘sketch of proposed building’
What do they really expect us to believe?
Proposals for Port Royal - Sidmouth Drill Hall Rescue
Blog - Sidmouth Drill Hall Rescue
And this is from a piece looking at the Scoping Exercise - focussing on the extent of the extent of the Ham, as protected by the Charity Commission:
Port Royal regeneration consultation, photomontage - Sidmouth Drill Hall Rescue
Scoping Exercise - Sidmouth Drill Hall Rescue
Many of these points were covered here recently:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >> Scoping Study consultation > the Charity Commission and potential conflicts of interest
The District Council has responded to these concerns with:
"There are no proposals, no plans and no schemes being put forward."
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