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2nd Household Survey

The second and final household consultation is now closed and the response has been incredible. Over 1800 households have completed the online or paper survey to tell us their views about future development and how this impacts on the natural and human-made environment, our housing and the community who live in this beautiful valley.

Thank you to everyone who responded – we really appreciate the time and effort you gave to tell us your views which will help ensure that the Neighbourhood Plan truly reflects the wishes of the community.

We are now hard at work analysing the surveys and will produce a full report in September.

However, a concept idea for the Port Royal area in Sidmouth has been developed by consultants as part of a scoping study to assess the feasibility of redevelopment of the area. The study has been commissioned by Sidmouth Town and East Devon District Councils, who are the major landowners of the site, and is the first step in exploring options for the area. They are currently undertaking a public consultation on the concept ideas.

While the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is not associated with any group or campaign concerning any other issue that affects the Sid Valley, and our neutrality is governed by our objective to make a Neighbourhood Plan which is evidence based through robust public consultation, we think it is important that the views and opinions about Port Royal from the 1863 households who completed the survey should be fed into the public consultation. We have therefore fast-tracked the analysis on the Port Royal section of the survey and this has now been provided to the consultants and both councils.

You can access the report on the Port Royal section of the 2nd Household Questionnaire here and summary of data here.