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Drill Hall plans: “creating the very best look”

  • by JW

The Town Council has passed the planning application for the Drill Hall:

Drill Hall plans endorsed

But it did raise a couple of points:

Drill Hall plans endorsed – with recommendations

Including what colour the building should be painted:

Drill Hall plans: shades of grey


In an interview with the Herald, the new owner of the Drill Hall says he’s willing to move on any recommendations or misgivings:


Hopes for spring opening date for Rockfish restaurant

The restaurateur behind a proposed £1million seafood restaurant on Sidmouth seafront has revealed his hopes to open in less than a year.

The first look at Rockfish’s planning application for Sidmouth’s Drill Hall. Picture: Grainge Architects

Mitch Tonks, of Rockfish, told the Herald he would like to open the Drill Hall premises by April or May 2020, if his planning application receives district council backing…

The plans received support from residents and Sidmouth Town Council on August 28, but concerns were raised about the proposed charcoal-grey colour.

The exterior of the building would be covered in cladding to look like a working fishing building and safeguard the building from erosion. The Rockfish owner said the nearby sailing club, lifeboat station and trawler shop added to the surroundings to create a ‘fishing end’ of the town.

Mr Tonks said: “We were quite aware it’s a building the community feel is there for the community. I really like it (millboard cladding) I thought it would be really cool. It is something that through the design process we might lighten up. What we want is to create the very best look and feel of the building.”

Hopes for spring opening date for Rockfish restaurant