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Thread #152651   Message #3571558
Posted By: Steve in Sidmouth
30-Oct-13 - 08:57 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth campsite to move?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth campsite to move?
Here are the calculations I did some years ago for the Bulverton site -

Bulverton camping land areas

I may have drawn the Bulverton site incorrectly on folk213 - I think it is OK on my page folk128? I gave a total of 21 acres for fields 1 and 2.

I've been trying to download material and diagrams from the EDDC website - they tell me site plans are there but the website is so convoluted and goes around in so many circles (including links to pages you are already on!) I have given up for the moment.

Anyone who wants a challenge can try and find the plans deposited for the Salcombe Hill site!

Start here:

You need to find the Applications Register. There is also (apparently) an Applications Received page but no plans I can find.

Anyone wishing to object would give up before they even found the appropriate page on the EDDC website - maybe that is the idea?

The application is titled Salcombe Hill Recreation Field and it's application number is 035154.

Several people have contacted me re: mobility access issues - it is obviously a topic of concern.

One other point that has been raised is that whereas the Bulverton site is not in an area where many people visit (except for the footpath down at the bottom of field 1), the Salcombe Hill site is in the middle of an area used by locals and tourists for scenic and dog walks and with casual car parking along the side of the road. It has been suggested there could be friction if the usual car parking spaces etc are taken over by folkies or made unavailable via cones. I'm not sure it is much of an issue.

East Devon used to do a splendid job of early morning beach clearance but there seem to have been cutbacks. In 2103 there was a lot of residual mess, broken glass, etc. It has been suggested to me that this had better not happen in Salcombe Hill woods!