In order for the community of Totnes to have a limited control over the Town’s future economic, environmental, social and cultural needs, it is necessary to acquire and manage the site for and on behalf of residents of Totnes and District. Only by being landowners will the community of Totnes be able to exert influence over the management of the site and the types of businesses that are attracted to the town.
Carbon Neutral development
Atmos Totnes is aligned to the emerging response to climate change and peak oil. It will be an architecturally significant, low-carbon, exemplar development and act as a transport ‘gateway’ to Totnes and the wider area. The built environment will respond, by design, to the impact of climate change.
Complement and improve the prosperity of other organisations
Atmos Totnes will attract new investment, new talent and new customers to Totnes, South Hams and the South West by demonstrating how a sustainable community enterprise and a low carbon economy can be established and managed. Atmos Totnes will attract new intellectual capital creating synergies and opportunities for employers and leaders in the low-carbon industry.
An inspiring place to work, learn, live and relax
Atmos Totnes will generate a ‘cradle to grave’ approach to training and education and create excellent community and civic space for all those using the site.
Establishing a meaningful connection with the historic town
It is critical that the development taking place on the site stimulates and supports the wider economic, social and community growth across Totnes. No longer is it acceptable for developments to not be rooted within the wider needs of the whole community. Atmos Totnes will seek to establish linkage to the town centre of Totnes to support the economic development of the retail heart. The development and management of Atmos Totnes will therefore ensure that no existing businesses are displaced and moreover will actively encourage synergies between the towns existing business and those locating at Atmos Totnes.
In developing the business case there is a need to ensure that the the long-term proposals are viable.