Sites included in this report are both existing employment sites and those proposed as employment sites in the new Local Plan. Each site has been given a reference number. Five new sites have been added to the assessment this year:
Woodbury Business Park
Addlepool Business Centre
Lodge Trading Estate
Hungry Fox Estate
Click to access employment-land-review-2014.pdf
Anyone recall CEO Mark Williams saying at the Local Plan DMC meeting that you couldn’t change the Local Plan by taking sites out? Apparently, it’s OK to put them in!
And just where are some of these sites: the names seem somewhat misleading.
Addlepool is in Clyst St George
Lodge Trading Estate is at Broadclyst
Hungry Fox is also Broadclyst
McBains is presumably the site at Exeter Airport
Creeping industrialisation of villages in the West End …?
The Woodbury & Addlepool sites are along the A376 from Half Way House corner to Golf club. Lodge & Hungry Fox are on either side of the railway line at the old Broadclyst Station. McBains is 1km east of the airport off B3184. They have all been there for quite some time so why only now recorded? The Alexandria Road site report is hopelessly out of date. It only quotes Tyms 2011. “The majority of the accommodation provided is relatively poor” They take no note of the big investment in new buildings by Sidmouth Tyres and Exhausts.
More digging reveals total area now added in as 7.29ha. So there is no need for any other replacement for the deleted Sidford Fields – which are still shown in the report!