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Thread #152651   Message #3587606
Posted By: steve_harris
30-Dec-13 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth campsite to move?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth campsite to move?
Some people are wondering if there is a hidden 'subtext' to the proposed move - that the council and/or organisers know that the Bulverton land may soon become unavailable

You might be right, Steve. I found a story dated Thursday, April 28, 2011

A non-political civic society, the SVA was prompted to send out the invitation after receiving information that surveyors acting on behalf of a national house builder were in fields stretching from Greenway Lane, Woolbrook, southwards, along the B3176 towards Bulverton.

"They said this was necessary work preparatory to applying for planning permission," said SVA.

"The area would accommodate hundreds of houses, and wipe out a very large area of countryside landscape to the west of Sidmouth."

Caveat: The story might not be true; Planning permission might not have been sought; Planning permission might have been refused, etc.