The front page of the Herald seems to miss the point: yes, the District Council has seized on the Scoping Study's survey results that 110 people would like 'new food and drink outlets' at Port Royal:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: demand for cafes and restaurants come a poor third
But neither the District Council nor the consultants could be accused of showing any 'vision' for the Drill Hall - as the photo on the front page is in fact from the 'vision' of local architectural designer Alex Vick:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: 'Alternative ideas as to how the Port Royal area of Sidmouth could be redeveloped'
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And so we are back to square one:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal 2009: "We are desperate for someone to buy this site and to give us good money for it."
On the inside pages, the Herald looks at what the consultants actually proposed:
Revealed: Consultants’ conclusions on Port Royal | Latest Sidmouth and Ottery News - Sidmouth Herald
Two years ago, the whole process had been set in motion - and now the consultants' conclusions have been brushed aside:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >>> ‘Scoping Report for the eastern end of Sidmouth’ to be presented to Cabinet >>> Wednesday 6th January