Dairy Crest state “we are still in the process of evaluating the best option for the site at Station Yard, Totnes. No decisions have yet been taken as to whether this will involve disposal or development”. South Hams District Councillor Julian Brazil tells the Herald Express “we need to speed up the process of redeveloping the Dairy Crest site as quickly as possible. If necessary, use a compulsory purchase order to buy the site. Totnes [...]
As a result of the campaign, English Heritage reverse their decision and the building receives a Grade II Listing status. The campaign for the site's future gets its first taste of people power. They write that the building "has been listed at Grade II in recognition of its historic interest as part of Brunel's South Devon atmospheric railway". By now, 'the Atmos Project' has come into existence; named because of the connection with Brunel’s Atmospheric [...]
An appeal against English Heritage’s decision is unsuccessful. Dairy Crest begins removing the roof of the Brunel building. A community campaign, supported by Save Britain’s Heritage, begins to get it listed. Then-Mayor Pru Boswell says she would 'lie down in front of the bulldozers'.