… anticipating a Regeneration Board… … There are concerns that Sidmouth’s Port Royal will be seeing some kind of ‘redevelopment’
Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >>> District Council’s ‘scoping exercise’ to be debated by Town Council >>> Monday 2nd November
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipatimg a Regeneration Board
… are about to become reality.
On the agenda for next week’s Town Council meeting on Monday 2nd November at 6.30pm is the following:
Members will be aware that the Town Council has been eager to progress with the regeneration of the Eastern end of The Esplanade for some time.
This proposal is in fact being put to the Town Council the month before the Neighbourhood Plan Task and Finish Forum (TAFF) reports to the full council:
Next Monday’s Town Council meeting will allow for a public open question time:
Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >>> a summary of the issues
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipatimg a Regeneration Board >>> District Council’s ‘scoping exercise’ to be debated by Town Council >>> Monday 2nd November
Back in April 2013, the then-chair of the Town Council called for wide involvement in the process of planning for Port Royal:
Futures Forum: Port Royal future: ‘Let’s get the community on board’
Vision Group for Sidmouth – Notes on Port Royal Developments
This followed on from the ‘scoping exercise’ carried out by the Port Royal Steering Group:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: VGS and PRSG
Community Engagement Brief for Regenerating the Port Royal and Ham area,Sidmouth Eastern Town. Spring 2012
Community Engagement Brief for the Regeneration of Sidmouth Eastern Town. Spring 2012: APPENDICES
One of the starting points of any negotiations will be ownership:
> The Town Council own the Ham and the Sidmouth Trawler’s fish shop premises.
> The Sailing Club own their building, although not the land on which it stands.
> The County Council own the turning circle and other areas.
> The District Council own ‘the rest’ – although the current/future use is not clear:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: who owns what
And there will be many other issues to consider:
Futures Forum: Proposals for Mill Street – Port Royal – Neighbourhood Plan
Things go back much further, however.
This is from the Herald from five years ago:
Sidmouth Port Royal development hope
Futures Forum: Become a Friend of Sidmouth Drill Hall
Futures Forum: Sidmouth Beach Management Plan: “the project is actively underway again”
Futures Forum: “Developer-led free-for-all is actually council policy”
Futures Forum: Public Space