A public meeting is called in Totnes to share progress so far on the Atmos project and to invite community support and participation. The Civic Hall is packed and there is great enthusiasm for the project.
BBC quote Rob Hopkins from the Atmos team: “We imagine it could be a place where new enterprises are cultivated, renewable energy is generated, public events take place and businesses grow. It’s a gateway to Totnes, just falling to bits.”
With the advent of Localism in 2011, and the opportunity to use a Community Right to Build coming into force in April 2012 further discussions with Dairy Crest take place and Atmos seek to formally undertake the masterplanning for the site and bring the site forward.