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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
13 Feb 2017 16:23
The first spade has been put in the ground on a £250,000 project to create the new Dawlish Countryside Park.
 
The brand new natural recreational area and haven for wildlife on land between Exeter Road and Eastdon Woods, north of Shutterton Lane, will provide a natural recreational area for local people to enjoy as part of the project called Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space across Teignbridge.
Read more...http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/work-underway-on-new-dawlish-countryside-park/story-30132431-detail/story.html

 

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
13 Feb 2017 17:49

Another ill thought out idea for Dawlish

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Lynne
Lynne
13 Feb 2017 19:10

Why ill thought out? (not saying it is, not saying it isn't. Just wondered why you think that it is).

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Cassandra
Cassandra
13 Feb 2017 21:48

I don't see how the council can claim the credit for it being a haven for wildlife - this swathe of countryside always has been!

FredBassett
FredBassett
13 Feb 2017 22:15

Next we will be hearing how Teignbridge cannot afford to maintain it. That will be on top of posibly charging for parking. Will they be building a bicycle hire shop, sorry I meant toilets. Just have to hope they dont find a Cirl bunting or a newt or that will be the end of that.

 

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
14 Feb 2017 09:30
Lynne
Lynne
14 Feb 2017 09:44

Below is what Barbarawils68 wrote on the link to the thread that Deedoodle has given.  (DA2 = the area of Gatehouse/Secmaton Farms and Langdon Hospital land all of which will be developed for housing over the coming years).

 

"Not convenient for the residents of DA2 or those that could have walked from Dawlish! With the field closest to the new development for over 1000 + houses not included, this makes it difficult for access, since walking along Shutterton Lane is frankly dangerous from either end and there is no path to St Mary's Cottages, even if one intended to use the park. This area is even more out on a limb than the crazy Warren Farm site and 2.9m is not cheap for what could be a white elephant.  Oh and no SANGS on the landowner's land means they can have even more housing on the now freed up area within the DA2 envelope, so more profits for the developers and misery for the locals with the infrastructure creaking under the pressure now.  So well done TDC, half a job done again as usual! Finally if the car park is off Exeter Road just before the brow of the hill, there would be a good chance of an accident as cars try and get accross the road to get on the Exeter side!  Maybe they should get the cart in front of the horse and sort out the highways issues first before they get too excited.  I am still worried about lorries coming out of Langdon site when the industrial units are up, since there is no talk of traffic measures in this area, and the below will just compound this unless the car park will be below Cofon Wood.  Am I the only one with concerns or are everyone dazzled by the thought of a new park and not the consequences of it!"

 

Lynne
Lynne
14 Feb 2017 09:49

Okay .....so.....this is how I think this new park could be accessed on foot coming from the Dawlish end. Walk up to Sainsbury's then down through the new Redrow estate towards the Warren. At some point there should be a place for pedestrians to cross over Shutterton Lane to/from the Redrow estate to/from the new countryside park.

 

But I agree that there should be a walkway of some kind running parallel with the A379 linking St Mary's Cottages with Shutterton Lane.

 

And I also share the concerns about the location of the car park. 

leatash
leatash
14 Feb 2017 19:28

There will be accidents, consider a car wanting to turn right towards Exeter it's madness who ever came up with the idea needs their head looking at.  

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