Alexandria Industrial Estate as an alternative to the controversial Sidford Business Park

Today, we had the first of three days of the hearing into building an industrial estate on the outskirts of Sidmouth:

Sidford Business Park: public hearing started today

 

The point is, however, that we already have an industrial estate in Sidmouth – which has plenty of scope for expansion AND clear potential for better access from the main road ….. if only we could overcome the problem of the ‘ransom strip’. Unless the person who owns the thin strip of land separating Bulverton Road from the current industrial estate will sell at a reasonable price the town is prevented from taking advantage of the potential, as mapped out by Vision Group member Graham Cooper in his website:

 

Development Control Plan – Alexandria Industrial Estate Sidmouth

Proposed plans for the Alexandria Industrial Estate were drawn up with retired architect Ian Scott, as an alternative to the controversial Sidford Business Park:

Here is a detail of the proposed new Bulverton Road site entrance into the estate:

 

Proposed New Bulverton Site EntranceV

 

Development Control Plan – Alexandria Industrial Estate Sidmouth

 

See also the Futures Forum archive:

The future of the Alexandria Road Industrial Estate (March 2014)

Devon County are ‘now looking into’ access to Alexandria Road Industrial Estate (March 2015)

Ford’s @ Sidmouth & Sidford >>> of supermarkets and traffic congestion (June 2018)

Sidford business park > And Alexandria Industrial Estate: “a satisfactory solution could be reached” to the issue of access (June 2018)

VGS comment on Fords planning application 18/1094/MOUT >>> “there is no proven need for this particular business park” (June 2018)

   
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