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Herald Express: Final details put to Totnes’ former Dairy Crest site plans

September 10, 2015

Original here.  THE Totnes community is being invited to see and help put the final touches to the development plans for the former Dairy Crest site on Saturday.

More than 25 new plans and diagrams are being produced to show information about building design, ecology, energy and travel, ahead of the formal planning process.

This material provides details of how Atmos Totnes plans to deliver a substantial amount of affordable housing on the site as well as flexible space for jobs and enterprise for the local community.

The work has been done with contributions from the community in the past year. More than 3,500 people have participated so far, and a design team have been working to understand and map the constraints and opportunities on the site.

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Frances Northrop, a director of Totnes Community Development Society, said: “We have been showing iterative plans for the last year. This is an exciting point. Come and see how it all fits together: your ideas, the work of engineers, ecologists and so many others that have helped work out what this site can be for this community.”

The Atmos Totnes Hub will be open on Saturday, September 12, from 11am to 7pm. There will also be two workshops where people can contribute to the housing allocations policy, at noon, and the travel plan, at 3pm.

Atmos Totnes patron Jonathan Dimbleby said: “You can see what it’s going to look like. There’s been huge consultation. It’s a real runner, and it can happen. It will be fantastic for Totnes in so many ways, so my suggestion is go and see the detail on Saturday.”

Totnes Community Development Society will be submitting for a Community Right to Build Order for Atmos Totnes on the former Dairy Crest site which will most likely mean a referendum on the development next spring.

 

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