Unlocking local potential
TCDS is perhaps best known for leading the Atmos Totnes project, facilitating the community in proposing the designs for the redevelopment of the former Dairy Crest site in Totnes. It is demonstrating how a community can be creatively engaged from the outset in a development project, and is already being seen by some as national best practice. Atmos Totnes is following a new route to planning – the Community Right to Build Order.
TCDS is rooted in its community. Its Directors are local residents and those working in many different aspects of life within the local community. TCDS and our team and partners have come together to enable the processes connected with the Atmos Totnes initiative, committed to fulfilling the brief of the community.
There has been a lot going on! We are pleased to be able to update you on the work of Totnes Community Development Society, which many of you have been involved with over the last few months, and more opportunities coming shortly for thousands more people locally to participate, including through opening up membership of the Society this summer…read more
The King Edward VI College Site Foundation (known as the Mansion) in Totnes are seeking expressions of interest from organisations interested in renting office space in the building.read more
Project architects have been updating designs for the Brunel Building. These show detail on meeting, performance and other spaces for local people, community enterprises and organisations, and are based on the brief provided by Totnes people in 2014 and 2015 during a whole range of consultation sessions, and leading to the Community Right to Build Order for the scheme. Look out for more on this in a later newsletter…read more