Location of new district council HQ revealed

12:04 06 February 2014

The EDDC's current  offices at The Knowle in Sidmouth.

The EDDC's current offices at The Knowle in Sidmouth.

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East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) home after Sidmouth has been revealed – it looks set to take off for SkyPark.

The authority has rejected two sites in two in Honiton and another in Cranbrook’s high street, opting instead for the £210million business park – but has kept the existing Clyst House in Clyst St Mary as a backup.

Cabinet members voted for the move at their meeting on Wednesday and it will be rubber-stamped by full council if it is financially viable.

If the move to SkyPark is approved, bosses hope to be in by the end of 2016.

EDDC would be one of the first to move into the development, but it would be remote from the most densely populated areas of the district.

Its long-standing HQ at Knowle was found to be ‘not fit for purpose’ before members voted to leave last July.

The former hotel will be sold off along with Heathpark in Honiton – one of the discarded options – to fund the move, which the authority has pledged to keep cost-neutral for taxpayers.

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