Totnes Community Development Society Directors would like to update the community on the situation regarding the purchase of the land from Saputo UK (formerly Dairy Crest). The Society has been informed that another organisation, FastGlobe (Mastics) Ltd, may be seeking to buy the former Dairy Crest site. At this stage the Society understand that the land has not been sold and that Fastglobe (Mastics) Ltd have taken a lease from Saputo UK for the land [...]
Directors of TCDS meet with Patrick Gillies as arranged, to provide him with the keys to the offices. Gillies advises that he had broken into the offices and changed the locks.
Two of nine permits and licences required under Flood Risk Management and Surface Water Drainage Development Strategy are applied for - the Bat House and the groundwork investigation. Both applications are approved by the Environment Agency in February 2020.
South Hams District Council determine on the first set of Reserved Matters which allows the start of work on site by Totnes Community Development Society in accordance with the Community Right to Build Order and the Reserved Matters. Two of nine permits and licences required under Flood Risk Management and Surface Water Drainage Development Strategy are approved by the Environment Agency.
A letter formally introducing TCDS and setting out their interest in the site is sent to Fastglobe on 18 February and delivered (and signed for) on 19 February. This sets out the TCDS position and requests a meeting with Fastglobe. TCDS requests clarity as to Patrick Gillies’ role in the site and who he is acting on behalf of. This request for clarity is never satisfactorily responded to.