A lobby group fronted by BBC presenter Jonathan Dimbleby has launched a six-month campaign to bring a disused Dairy Crest site in Totnes into community ownership. Dairy Crest acquired the South Devon site in 2000 and ceased production in 2007, when business from the Totnes dairy was transferred to its site in Taunton.
The Atmos Totnes project wants to bring the site back into use as a business and community hub, offering affordable housing, space for local businesses and public events, among others. It is calling on Dairy Crest to gift to the local community part of the land belonging to the site as well as a listed building on it, and cease all attempts to sell the site.
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