Public consultation on the application is open until 15 June 2018 – comments can be made on the East Devon website

East Devon District Council has received a new outline planning application (reference 18/1094/MOUT) for the development of the Sidford employment site at Two Bridges Road, Sidford. An application for outline planning permission allows for a decision on the general principles of how a site can be developed but allows some of the detailed design issues (in this case the scale of the development and the appearance of the buildings) to be considered under a separate future application if planning permission is granted.

The proposal, which is accompanied by an Environmental Statement, seeks outline planning permission for the change of use of agricultural land to employment land (B1, B8 and D1 uses) to provide 8,445 sqm of new floor space, new highway access, cycle and footway, improvements to flood attenuation, building layout and road layout, new hedgerow planting and associated infrastructure.

This current application for the Sidford employment site follows an earlier application for a similar development, albeit on a larger site that included a field further to the north of the site (not included in this current application), which was refused In September 2016.

Use the search facility on the East Devon website to view the application - just insert the application reference 18/1094/MOUT.

The public consultation on the application is open until 15 June 2018 and comments can be submitted via the council’s website using the above link.

Sidford’s Two Bridges site is allocated as employment land and its development for employment purposes is supported in principle by the East Devon Local Plan.