Fears for site's future

THIS is a copy of a letter sent to Budleigh Salterton Town Council: While there are so many obvious aesthetic reasons for the proposed Longboat development not to go ahead, due consideration must be given to the wider, future implications.

THIS is a copy of a letter sent to Budleigh Salterton Town Council:

While there are so many obvious aesthetic reasons for the proposed Longboat development not to go ahead, due consideration must be given to the wider, future implications.

In spite of assurances to the contrary, I fear the present owners will be selling their business once permission has been granted and the scheme is under way.

So what would be the implications be for us and future generations?


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Will a takeaway food and drink license be granted to the new owners? If so, who will be paying for the additional clearing up?

Parking: Marine Parade and Coastguard Road are the main roads that will be severely compromised as they, of course, give easy access to the site and are already congested with visitors who refuse to pay to use the car park.

The police are powerless to prevent overnight camping in residential roads, not to mention the noise and the frequent ritual releasing of body fluids.

How much worse it will be when there is a licensed premises nearby.

Concerned Budleigh Resident,

(name and address withheld).

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