Announcing our pre-submission consultation

Announcing our pre-submission consultation

Totnes Community Development Society is submitting for a Community Right to Build Order for Atmos Totnes (on former the Dairy Crest site).

Details of the order proposal are available for residents, businesses and agencies to view and comment and make representations to Totnes Community Development Society at the Atmos Totnes Hub, Station Road, TQ9 5JP, the London side of Totnes Train station) on the following dates:

2nd November – 20 December 2015

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 2pm – 8pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm

A programme of exhibits will also take place in venues around Totnes. Details will be published shortly.


What will Atmos Totnes will mean for you, your family and your neighbourhood?

Atmos Totnes aims to provide truly affordable community-linked housing and jobs. Through the development, the community can own land and buildings, and run services and businesses in ways that meet the needs of Totnes, flexibly into the future.

crtboA Community Right to Build Order is a new community-led route to planning being used at Atmos Totnes. Many individuals, families, organisations in Totnes have helped shape the design process at Atmos Totnes and now formal consultation can begin.

An examination of the process will be undertaken by an official representative but ultimately, a decision to grant planning content is given through a public referendum. The community will therefore be asked to vote for or against the Atmos Totnes development next year.


1 Comment

  1. In the main I am very impressed with the work the Trust has done in relation to the Dairy Crest site, it is of course impossible to please everyone and I feel the proposals are a fair reflection of the needs of Totnes at this time and would support them, all bar one element.

    I am very angry about the retirement home complex that, from my understanding is being developed and planned by another party. Their proposals for this element are disturbing on a number of levels:

    1. Does the block need to be 3 stories high, this will dominate the area and will make a huge difference to the residents who currently live alongside and in the vicinity of the site. I would object strongly to this.
    2. Why does it appear that the draft designs for the community build are so very different in design concept and building style and materials from the main community build. Have the 2 separate architect groups actually spoken to each other ? Do there have the scope to work together?
    3. I object strongly to the “gerry built” feel of this element of the plans and it does rather smack of profit over concept and I think the whole issue of the design and size of this project be thoroughly looked at.


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