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To: East Devon District Council

Say NO to East Devon Business Park

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Say NO to East Devon Business Park

Please reject the application to build a three hectare Industrial Business Park on AONB land in the village of Sidford in East Devon.

Why is this important?

This is prime agricultural land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, situated on a known flood risk plain, and home to much wild life, including several protected bat species. The typically narrow Devon access roads to this area are woefully inadequate to cope with the existing traffic and more expected large vehicles, would add to this problem. The lack of pavements in Sidbury village already put school children at risk and there is still no cycle path to link the two villages. The sheer size and height of the development would dominate the landscape, devalue adjacent existing properties and cause noise and light pollution (hugely affecting the nearby 100 year old Norman Lockyer Observatory). Flooding of roads and properties occurred 4 times in 2012. Finally there is far more suitable employment land available on existing Industrial sites, in Sidmouth, Honiton and Cranbrook to better serve those who are seeking employment. Please sign this petition to preserve the quality of life for many people and to stop this heartless, uncaring proposal going ahead.

Sidford, East Devon

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Reasons for signing

  • A friend in need
  • Whatever developers might say, such an estate will lead to pollution of the Sid and, obviously, the whole thing will look absolutely bloody awful. It is also worth considering that the RSPB's 2016 State of Nature report has revealed that 56% of British wildlife is in decline and 15% of species face extinction. Needless and, frankly, mindless developments like this, which are conceived only to make landowners money, are a direct casual factor behind such troubling statistics.
  • I strongly oppose this plan for several reasons referred to by others, but especially as it is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I have always thought such land had to be protected. If I owned this land and applied to put housing on it, I am sure it would be rejected. Recently an application for a business development at Venn Ottery was rejected because it is in the AONB. See www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/pig-farm-plans-rejected-east-devon-district/story-20692032-detail/story.html.

Updates

2016-09-19 19:20:01 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-09-15 17:38:01 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-09-13 20:21:53 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-09-13 14:26:01 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-09-13 13:16:47 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-09-13 11:51:39 +0100

10 signatures reached