2017 Plans for Port Royal scoping study consultation

Plans for Port Royal: Scoping Study consultation finishes 31st July

HAVE YOUR SAY! Two weeks left to go to contribute

A couple of weeks ago, the consultants for the Port Royal Scoping Study put their proposals on show:

Scoping Study consultation >> proposals now available

Scoping Study consultation >> have your say!

These are now on-line for public comment – until the end of the month:

Port Royal Consultation Online July 2017

The Town Council is clear that the designs are not a ‘fait-a-compli’ – but a starting point:

Scoping Study consultation >> “People have been pleased that the Councils had not leapt ahead with detailed plans or designs and were not presenting the initial findings as a fait-a-compli.”

Scoping Study consultation > “It’s a starting point that looks at the practicalities.”

Nevertheless, there has been a lot of very critical reaction to these proposed designs:

“Is Sidmouth to become simply a ghetto for the super-rich and a cash-cow for the Council? “

Scoping Study consultation >> “What is the purpose of this extra capacity?”

Scoping Study consultation >> “a stitch-up”

Scoping Study consultation > the Charity Commission and potential conflicts of interest

Scoping Study consultation > strong views on eastern town proposals

Scoping Study consultation > ‘calling a spade a bloody shovel’

Scoping Study consultation > ‘this is not what we expected’

Scoping Study consultation >> “This does not make a good start to what is supposed to be a public consultation.”

And there have been other reports done:

Scoping Study consultation > Vision Group report 2012

Scoping Study consultation > a full analysis and a proper alternative scoping study

Scoping Study consultation > an overview of the maps and the options

Meanwhile, here is an interesting reminder of what this part of town looked like a century ago:

Gerald Counter’s Sidmouth: an insight into Eastern Town >>> revisited

And here’s a look at how old buildings can be adapted to new uses from the Architectural Review:

Creative re-use at Port Royal: championing ‘adaptation of original architecture to contemporary functions’

Finally, the Neighbourhood Plan steering group intends to present its own findings on Port Royal:

Neighbourhood Plan > interim report on Port Royal to be presented to councils 19th July

   
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