It has been incredibly busy since our last update, so apologies that this one is coming out later than we would have liked. As we head towards the end of another year, this briefish update focuses on some of the oldest facilities in our community (the Mansion) coming into community management; some of the youngest members of our community showing some amazing appetite for supporting each other and developing their own talents (the Golden Iris Festival); and some of [...]
Dairy Crest Company Secretary advises TCDS that they sent “the heads of terms to McCarthy Stone's lawyers quite some time ago” and that they will continue to chase and that requests that the Society ‘in the meantime bear with us.” TCDS advise Dairy Crest that the Society can begin to enforce the original Agreement for Sale (as signed by both parties in 2014) and exercise the associated option agreement. The view of Directors is that [...]
During the period in the run up to the election the Directors of Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) and as Sole Trustee of the King Edward VI College Site Foundation (known as the Mansion), would like to make it clear that we work on behalf of the community of Totnes as a whole, across the political spectrum. TCDS does not endorse and does not support any political party. TCDS does not have any allegiances with [...]
An application for a £2.9 million National Lottery grant for redevelopment of the Brunel Building at Atmos Totnes has been accepted by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) have now been awarded an initial development Heritage Enterprise grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) of £199,000 to finish the pre-development work on the Brunel Building. Subject to the approval by HLF of this first stage of work, the award of the second, [...]
TCDS meet with Dairy Crest and McCarthy and Stone with all parties’ lawyers present to discuss the proposed new contractual arrangements for the sale of the site. Agreement to move forward is reached that TCDS will buy the entire site from Dairy Crest and deal directly with McCarthy and Stone in its purchase of a portion of the North site.
In March, Dairy Crest advise TCDS that they have shared a Heads of Terms with McCarthy and Stone regarding the new contracts for sale of the site but have yet to hear from them. In April Dairy Crest confirm that they are still seeking the involvement of McCarthy and Stone through a new Heads of Terms despite no confirmation from McCarthy and Stone that they wish to move to new legal agreements.
The Community Right to Build Order for Atmos Totnes was made by South Hams District Council on the 1st of March. This is following the referendum on the Order which took place on 23rd November 2016. At that referendum 85.69% of those voting in the local community voted ‘yes’ on if the Order should be granted planning permission. To continue work towards the construction period, Totnes Community Development Society will be holding specific sessions around [...]
South Hams District Council ‘Make’ the Atmos Totnes Community Right to Build Order (formally approve it). The Made Order provides for: 62 affordable houses (held affordable in perpetuity) 37 houses for those aged over 55 7,051 square metres of workspace A 58-bed hotel An energy centre A community venue Youth provision Health facilities Vital flood relief protection for the whole town