Futures Forum: Proposals for new Sidmouth beach huts are an "improvement programme" or "a money-grabbing move that will ruin the view"
The Herald has provided a mock-up of what new huts might look like on the Sidmouth beach:
Proposals for beach huts ‘threaten a way of life’ - News - Sidmouth Herald
The only problem is that these would be sited on what is now Sidmouth's beach garden, opened over two years ago:
Futures Forum: Biodiversity in Sidmouth: Beach Garden
Inauguration of the Sidmouth Beach Garden
Sidmouth Beach Garden was officially launched by Anne Swithinbank.
About a dozen stalwarts gathered at the site of the new beach garden in a bitter easterly wind and driving rain at 11am on 22nd March, to see Anne Swithinbank open the garden.
Lynette Talbot (Sidmouth in Bloom) said a few words about the origin of the garden, and John Twibell (Devon Plant Heritage) on the origins of the plants being planted from native Devon material. Anne commented how wonderful it was that different organisations in the town could pull together to get projects like this going and what a great source of educational material they would be. She then declared the garden open by planting a few specimen beach plants, and by pouring champagne on the part-buried boat which is a feature of the garden.
In response to these fears, a letter appeared in the Herald from John Twibell of Devon Plant Heritage. This has been printed with permission of the author:
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