Housing to be built on derelict Exmouth industrial estate

There’s a lot of pressure to build an industrial estate on the outskirts of Sidford:

Developers lodge appeal against refusal of plans for Sidford business park

Campaigners list why Sidford Business Park must come out of EDDC’s Local Plan

Nearly 1,400 residents say no to Sidford Business Park

 

In a short piece reproduced here, the East Devon Watch blog asks:

 

HAVE WE REACHED ‘PEAK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE’ IN EAST DEVON? SEEMS SO

If industrial estates are essential sites and supposedly we don’t have enough of them, why is Taylor Wimpey being allowed to build more than 200 houses on the former Parkhurst Close Industrial Estate in Exmouth – the largest town in East Devon?

Have we reached ‘peak industrial estate’ in East Devon? Seems so

 

It appears there was no need for this particular industrial estate, as reported by the Herald back in October last year:

120 new homes proposed for derelict Exmouth Trading Estate | Latest …

 

   
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