The issue of housing is a complex one, particularly in Sidmouth. There is a need for affordable housing so our young people can stay in the area, but all the land around Sidmouth is of outstanding natural beauty and therefore a precious asset which brings the lifeblood of tourism to our town. Similarly, the extraordinary number of Listed Buildings in Sidmouth, second only to Exeter in the whole of Devon, means that almost the whole of the town is ‘part of the setting of a Listed Building’ and therefore the changes that can be made are restricted by law.


You can see the Housing Archive here.

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