NEGOTIATIONS to turn a derelict industrial dairy site into a community owned and managed eco-housing and business complex are reaching their final stages. Campaigners behind the Atmos Project believe they are close to come to an agreement with Totnes site owners Dairy Crest following long and protracted negotiations. As part of the deal between the two parties, Dairy Crest will shortly start to clean up the site and complete the work before the autumn. Duncan [...]
Atmos Totnes is delighted to announce that it is in the final stage of negotiations with Dairy Crest to play a lead role in the redevelopment of the former dairy site. Dairy Crest will shortly start to clean up the site and complete the work before the autumn. The site in Totnes was closed in 2007. Since then it has fallen into a state of disrepair while efforts have been ongoing to find a future [...]
Dairy Crest issue a press release stating they are “in the final stages of negotiation with TCDS" and that "we feel that the Atmos project represents the best way forward for the site and will help us to achieve a real legacy for the town of Totnes.”
Heads of Terms between TCDS and Dairy Crest are signed (see photo below). They set out how TCDS will lead the creation of the masterplan for the site, with a view to obtaining planning consents through the use of a Community Right to Build Order, a power granted to communities in the 2011 Localism Act.
On Friday 26th April, Greg Barker MP, Minister of State at the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle, visited Totnes. He was on a tour of Devon and Cornwall, visiting interesting low carbon projects in the area, and came to Totnes at the invitation of Dr. Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes. [Left to right] Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Greg Barker MP, Rob Hopkins (Transition Network), [...]