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2016 VGS final comment on Knowle Planning Application

Midday on Wednesday 15th June is the deadline for comments from the public on the latest planning application

Comments should be sent to

with reference to:

16/0872/MFUL | The construction of an assisted living community for older people comprising extra care units, staff accommodation and communal facilities, including a kitchen, restaurant/bar/cafe, a well-being suite comprising gym, treatment rooms and pool, a communal lounge and storage facilities; car parking for residents, visitors and staff of the assisted living community; comprehensive landscaping comprising communal and private spaces; and associated groundworks. | Council Offices Knowle Sidmouth EX10 8HL

The Town Council has considered the latest planning application – and rejected it unanimously:

Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project >>> Town Council comment on application 16/0872/MFUL >>> “contrary to Local Plan” ….. “intrusive and out-of-keeping” ….. “overdevelopment” ….. “no affordable housing”

The Futures Forum of the Vision Group has already put together a provisional comment on the application.

Vision Group for Sidmouth – VGS Futures Forum – comment on Knowle planning application

This refers to the reasons the District Council’s planning committee put forward when it rejected a similar planning application in 2013:

Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project > Pegasus planning application 16/0872/MFUL >>> and the rejected planning application 12/1847/MOUT of 1st March 2013 >>> and “why the previous application was refused”

This is the final set of comments from the FF of the VGS, based on the above:

Word Document – Planning Application: 16/0872/MFUL – Final comment from the Futures Forum of the VGS