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ECO LIVING 'SEDUM' ROOF BUS SHELTERS UPDATE

Updated: May 10, 2022

A further update on the new Eco Living 'Sedum' bus shelters that I’ve been working on securing for Sidmouth with our County Council's Transport Co-ordination team along with Fernbank who having completed their survey of existing shelters and submitted orders for there production have now had them delivered and subject to getting the necessary agreements from highways for road space to remove the old and replace with the new, work should be commencing soon.


Those being replaced under phase 1 will be:-

The two wooden shelters which are in poor state of repair at Three Cornered Plot (Triangle) Stop B & Stop C these replaced with 3 bay Living Roof Shelters.


Sidford Road inbound, adjacent Coulsdon Road/opposite Yarde Hill Orchard, which is also in a very poor state of repair, 3 bay Eco Living Roof Shelter.


Sidford Road inbound, adjacent to Drakes Avenue (outside Lockyer Lodge) A375 which is in a very poor state of repair, and replaced with a 3 bay advertising parallel Eco Half Living Roof shelter.


Sidford Road A375 outbound, Nr Manstone Mead. This is the shelter that is damaged on one of its bottom panel and is also in a very poor state of repair, replace with a 3 bay advertising Eco Living Roof Shelter.


Stowford Rise Beacon Medical Centre the present shelter is in a poor state of repair and will be replaced with a 3 bay Eco Living Roof Shelter.


There is also one additional 3 bay Eco Living Roof Shelter being provided on the A3052 near the junction with Core Hill Road.


Once installed the plant trays will be put in after that separately.



The 'New' Sedum bus shelters which are to be installed are constructed of recycled material and the living sedum roof attracts bees and other pollinators when the plants are in flower.


'These shelters will tick ✔️ the environmental agenda boxes in not only providing shelter for passengers and encouraging more bus patronage but also attracting and encouraging pollinators through the living roofs'


Fernbank will require a new shelter sized roof (thinner roof) to fit onto some of the narrow footways going forward, in some of their other proposed locations.










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Philippa Dockree
Philippa Dockree
Oct 17, 2022

Dear Stuart, I am saddened that Sidmouth's iconic pre-war design bus shelters are being replaced with shelters that are completely not in keeping with the beloved historic look of the town. Please assure mr that the matching shelters along the esplanade and in Connaught Gardens are not to be similarly destroyed and replaced? If like-for-like repair costs was a driving force behind your decision, were Clinton Estates first approached for supply/donation of suitable local materials? Since the sensitivities over replacing the esplanade lighting for modern LED equipment was so well handled, why were those same sensitivities ignored for the new bus shelters?

Philippa Dockree

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cllrshughes
Oct 17, 2022
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Hi Philippa I can assure you that there’s no plans to replace shelters on Explanade etc The wooden shelters were in a bad state of repair and East Devon who are responsible for providing bus shelters hadn’t any funding earmarked for replacing like for like. The Sedum shelters certainly tick the carbon /environmental boxes and provide protection for those waiting for buses. I’ve also received comments from those who like the replacements.

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drafferty
Aug 10, 2022

Hi Stuart.

Is there any progress on the shelters and a date in sight as to when they are going to be installed. I did the initial survey of all the bus shelters and many of them are in just as bad a condition as those you have listed as being replaced. Are there any plans for these shelters going forward. thanks

Dave Rafferty

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cllrshughes
Aug 10, 2022
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Hi Dave The contractors who are fitting the new shelters have had to carry out some highway training and now are seeking road space. The shelters will all eventually be replaced. I believe the first ones go in in September.

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