When it comes to building houses, which offers the best return to a local economy, concrete blocks or straw bales? Gypsum or clay plasters? Imported timber or local timber? Atmos Totnes today announces the release of a ground-breaking new paper, 'Can Totnes build itself?', which looks at the local building materials potentially available for the construction of the Atmos Totnes development. Atmos is a community-led initiative seeking to bring the former Dairy Crest site into community [...]
Atmos announce Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project and Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs as Patrons. McCloud says "There's nothing more exciting than seeing people taking control for where they live. Atmos speaks volumes for where the whole nation, indeed where as a society, we could go".
The Atmos project team form 'Totnes Community Development Society'. The Society, registered as an Industrial and Provident Society for the Benefit of the Community, is the legal entity which is taking forward the Atmos project. TV chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall joins hundreds of Atmos Totnes campaigners in front of the site gates, everyone bringing something that, for them, represents what they would like to see on the final site. "The thing I'm most [...]