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TCDS is a Charitable Community Benefit Society run by its Members
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.
Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) is inviting appropriately experienced and qualified contractors to tender for the Atmos Totnes Brunel Building refurbishment & extensions with new build Energy Centre.read more
This afternoon two portaloos that were in place ready for the Golden Iris Easter Monday fun day were deliberately set alight. In turn, the toilets set fire to the Elmhirst building which caused damage internally and externally including to the roof and electrics. We are really sorry not to be enjoying young musical talents tomorrow at Elmhirst as a result, and the opening of the building will have to be postponed.read more
Part of the programme in preparation for commencement of development includes putting in place the strategy for protecting various species of wildlife currently on the site. Between now until the middle of May our ecologists will be undertaking some of the earliest stages of this work in green spaces across the site. This period will be focused on relocating reptiles from the Atmos Totnes site to another location in Totnes prior to demolition and construction on site. This will involve clearing of foliage so that the animals can be spotted and appropriately collected by our trained ecologists….read more