Last night members of the Atmos Totnes team attended a meeting with some of the Atmos site's neighbours in Totnes Rugby Club. They knew about the scheme and had asked for the opportunity to ask their questions and raise their concerns. It was a very constructive evening, and as part of it, we asked them what they would like to see there, what would need to happen on that site in order for them to [...]
Here is a new video we just made about the Atmos project. It was made by Emilio Mula of nu-project and is narrated by Totnes poet Matt Harvey. We rather like it, and hope you do too. Please post on your Facebook pages, email to friends, spread it far and wide as we keep up the pressure on Dairy Crest. http://youtu.be/lApAekvmuRo
THE Atmos Project in Totnes has been boosted by support from to leading figures in the eco world - television presenter Kevin McCloud and Eden Project founder Tim Smit. The two are backing visionary plans to develop affordable housing, new businesses and open space for public meetings on the old Dairy Crest site. The pair join broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby and Totnes MP Dr Sarah Wollaston as patrons of Atmos. The team behind Atmos is hoping [...]
A community group which is campaigning to transform a disused dairy into a "community hub" has attracted two more high-profile patrons. Eden Project co-founder Tim Smit and designer and TV's Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud have signed up to support Atmos Totnes, the project which aims to invigorate a site in the South Devon town to create affordable housing, sustainable business units and community facilities. Hundreds of people have supported the bid, including existing patrons, the broadcaster [...]
[From BBC News Devon] Television presenter Kevin McCloud and Eden Project founder Tim Smit have backed plans for a business enterprise centre built to high ecological standards in Totnes. The pair join broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby and local MP Dr Sarah Wollaston as patrons of Atmos. The aim of the project is to turn a former dairy site into residential and business accommodation. Atmos is hoping to buy the site from Dairy Crest, which pulled out [...]
[Press release from Atmos Totnes 15th June 2012] Atmos Totnes, the community campaign working to bring the former Dairy Crest site next to Totnes station into community ownership, has unveiled two new high profile Patrons bringing their support to the project. Atmos has, in recent months, succeeded in mobilising many hundreds of local people in a high profile push which led to a meeting with Dairy Crest representatives in late May described by both parties [...]
The Atmos team meet with Dairy Crest to review the feasibility work the Atmos team have already completed. The outcome is that Dairy Crest agree to review seriously the plans and to come back to the Atmos team with how they want to move forward.