Planning barrister and expert on Compulsory Purchase Order powers Celina Colquhoun of Essex Chambers offers to work for TCDS on its case for a CPO of the site.
The main gates of the former Dairy Crest site are left open and unattended for hours, just one of many examples of the pattern of neglect of the site and absence of adequate site security from the current owners.
Totnes Town Council votes to pause the Neighbourhood Plan in order to consult the community on including a new policy relating to the former Dairy Crest site. https://www.dartmouth-today.co.uk/news/planning/neighbourhood-plan-paused-in-bid-to-add-atmos-community-led-aims-344123
The consultation on including a policy relating to the former Dairy Crest site in the Totnes Neighbourhood Plan closes. It attracts 177 comments from the public and 10 from statutory bodies. All are positive and supportive of Atmos Totnes, apart from one written by PCL Planning, “on behalf of Fastglobe”. In their statement, the Environment Agency write: “In order for new development to be permitted it will need to satisfy both parts of the Exception Test. [...]
The Mansion is now at 80% occupancy and use including a new shared office space for up to seven new enterprising individuals, recognizing this type of work space was much in demand post pandemic. Once again there is a cafe established at its heart, Edgy Veggie Kitchen is now open, the ceramics and arts studios are brought back into regular sessional use and the Mansion became a top destination for the town Halloween event, 'Let [...]
The ‘No Place Left Behind’ report, is published by the Create Streets Foundation, The Commission into Prosperity and Community Placemaking. It cites Atmos as a case study of exemplar low carbon development.
Totnes MP Anthony Mangnall tells BBC Radio Devon “we’re all acutely aware of the housing crisis in the South West. From a shortage of long-term rental properties to thousands of Airbnbs, to land-banked land, to unaffordable ‘affordable homes … drastic action must be taken”.
TCDS and the Atmos for Totnes campaign have been asking ‘What Happened?’, ever since the former Dairy Crest site was sold from under our feet in January 2020. We think it is time for a re-cap of the facts, including some new information that has recently come to light, as reported by George Monbiot in The Guardian on 15th September 2021. The facts as we understand them are: After several years of intensive work and [...]