Reverse decision

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 March 2013

We are very concerned that the East Devon District Council (EDDC) has decided to allow beach huts to remain all year along the path between the Jubilee Shelter and the Lime Kiln car park.

During the winter months, this level path offers wonderful views of the sea and landscape to many people, some of whom may not be able to use the more uneven muddy footpaths in the area at this time of year.

Whereas surely very few, if any, beach hut owners will be using their beach huts.

Why deprive so many of this spectacular view for the benefit of so few.

The path is part of the acclaimed World Heritage Site and South West Coast Path.

As the beach is such a feature for visitors and those who live here, it has been accepted, that although the beach huts obstruct this view for part of the year, it is a worthwhile compromise for this seaside town.

We are certain that nobody else would be allowed by EDDC to leave a structure permanently on the site, so why should the beach hut owners.

We do hope that EDDC will accept the force of the arguments that have been put forward by many residents and visitors and change its decision, so that this popular walk will not be spoilt.

Brian Martin and Christine Hadley

Middletown Lane

East Budleigh

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