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Statement from Totnes Community Development Society: 20 September 2021

By |2021-09-20T17:40:49+01:00September 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Statement from TCDS on Atmos Totnes land sale.

By |2021-05-16T08:49:50+01:00March 15th, 2021|News|

Following a year of pursuing our legal right in relation to the former Dairy Crest site in Totnes, we discovered on Friday 12th March that the site had been sold, by its new owner Saputo Dairy UK Ltd, to Fastglobe Mastics, an Essex-based company, a deal brokered by Totnes-based ‘land agent’ Mr Patrick Gillies, of Bruce Gillies Ltd. The Atmos Totnes plans for the site were brought forward through a Community Right to Build Order [...]

Announcing changes at a Board level at TCDS

By |2021-05-16T08:52:42+01:00March 11th, 2021|News|

Totnes Community Development Society are moving forward to the next phase, working towards the development of the former Dairy Crest site into the planned Atmos Totnes project and the community redevelopment of The Mansion. It has been able to reach this stage thanks to the amazing level of hard and comprehensive work of Dave Chapman and Anna Lodge. Dave is the only remaining member from the initial days of the formation of the ‘Sustainable Business Park Group’ in 2007 [...]

A statement on Atmos Totnes

By |2021-05-16T08:53:14+01:00August 25th, 2020|News|

Totnes Community Development Society is in the process of obtaining legal advice on its position in relation to Atmos Totnes and the former Dairy Crest site next to Totnes rail station. Totnes Community Development Society wishes to make clear that it takes all related matters very seriously and, working with the Society’s lawyers, intends to take robust action to protect and advance its position and all legal rights. For the avoidance of doubt these rights [...]

Atmos Totnes update: Reserved matters approval for first phase

By |2021-05-16T06:49:06+01:00March 3rd, 2020|News|

Totnes Community Development Society has been granted approval for the first phase of the Atmos Totnes development by South Hams District Council. This follows the application of reserved matters for phase 1a of development relating to the construction of a bat house on the Atmos Totnes site. This phase will develop crucial ecological mitigation required by statutory agencies before any other work can start on site. Totnes Community Development Society has been granted permission to [...]

Atmos Totnes: An update on the land deal

By |2021-05-16T06:49:06+01:00February 7th, 2020|News|

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 [...]

An update from Totnes Community Development Society

By |2021-05-16T06:49:06+01:00December 5th, 2019|News|

An Atmos Totnes news update: The reptile relocation from Atmos Totnes has completed, extended across the summer due to several hot spells. The numbers collected, and moved to safety, prior to work starting on site: Slow-worm: 155, Common Lizard: 6, Barred Grass Snake: 6. We know many volunteers are keen to work with our ecologists on the next phase of work, so apologies we were not able to make this happen over the summer and we look [...]

Meet with Totnes Community Development Society

By |2021-05-16T06:49:06+01:00June 13th, 2019|News|

Alongside its wider activities, over the past few years the Totnes Community Development Society has been developing detailed plans for redevelopment and refurbishment of a range of buildings, including the Mansion in the centre of Totnes and the Brunel Building as part of the Atmos Totnes site next to the railway. If you would like to talk to staff and Directors of Totnes Community Development Society about the work it does, and see the plans [...]

Brunel Building Contractor Tender Opportunity

By |2021-05-16T06:49:07+01:00April 25th, 2019|News|

Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) is inviting appropriately experienced and qualified contractors to tender for the Atmos Totnes Brunel Building refurbishment & extensions with new build Energy Centre. The project is being tendered on a ‘2 Stage Tender’ basis in order to allow for the early appointment of a ‘Preferred Contractor’ to form part of the Project Team. Atmos Totnes is a community led site ownership and design process leading to the procurement of the [...]

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