As I understand it the new complex will comprise the 13 acres PLUS the field owned by the town council that is to be the site of the new 'hub' maybe modelled on the Ham - a central dance/music tent with other areas for sitting out, drinking, sunbathing(?). That field alone is over 3 acres - large enough to accommodate far more than just the 'hub'. Apparently it used to be quite a mess and the scouts cleared it up - it wouldn't be politic to have it churned up by lots of vehicles so the car parking has to be elsewhere?
Careful what you say about donkeys. The charity has an income of £32 million per year. One person is apparently employed full time just to deal with the cheques.....It does some good, especially overseas.
Their fields are all too far away from Sidmouth.
The official website has a small announcement on the latest news page - all about a full and open consultation but with no plans, maps or details. latest news page