Futures Forum: Sidford business park >>> campaign group's sixth update >>> deadline for comment on planning application extended
Campaign Update 7
To date there have been 217 submissions to East Devon District Council about the planning application to build the business park in Sidford. Of these submissions only 6 are supporting the application and 210 (97%) oppose the application.
To ensure that the District Council fully appreciates the scale of opposition locally to the business park, (or should that be industrial estate?) we are intending to launch a petition opposing the application. We would anticipate handing this petition into the District Council ahead of any Development Management Committee meeting (its planning committee) that considers the application.
In order to obtain signatures for the petition we will be undertaking door to door conversations with residents across Sidford and Sidbury in the first instance. We will be starting collecting signatures as from Monday 9 July.
We need volunteers to collect signatures and we will be undertaking this in an organised manner. Initially, we need volunteers to collect signatures in both Sidford and Sidbury from 6.00 – 8.00pm on 9, 10, 11 and 12 July.
Please consider volunteering for one or a number of these dates as the more properties we can contact the better. Please email back saying when you will volunteer to help and once we have collated this we will then contact those who have volunteered to arrange how we will approach each evening.
In addition, we will be having street stalls in the centre of Sidmouth on Saturdays 14 and 21 July. At these stalls we will again be collecting signatures for the petition, and we are also seeking volunteers to help collect the signatures at the stalls. Please think about also volunteering to help out at some point on either or both of these Saturdays and email us to let us know if you will help out.
There are a number of other initiatives that we will be doing in July and these will be communicated in the near future, but advanced warning of the need to keep free from 4.00 – 5.30pm on 23 July. You will be invited to support a local protest. Further details will follow!
Thanks to all those who have so far put a “NO Sidford Business Park” poster in their window. This is an easy way of showing your opposition to the planning application. Please print and display the poster and give copies to friends and neighbours to put up.
If you know of someone who you want to receive our emails then let us have their email address and we will add it to the extensive contact list.
Thank you for the many messages of support that we have received.
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