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Gary Taylor
07 Apr 2017 07:58
Lynne
Lynne
07 Apr 2017 09:07
DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
07 Apr 2017 09:44
Gary Taylor
Gary Taylor
07 Apr 2017 11:15

Thank you Lynne - text now converted to link.

 

This article relates to a large NHS site between the village of Exminster and the M5/A38, which was rejected for inclusion in the Teignbridge Local Plan in 2013. Exminster is already having to bear an even greater burden of new housing than Dawlish under 'Plan Teignbridge', however the GESP is calling for more land to come forward, seemingly giving landowners a head start in the process.

 

As the GESP numbers are likely to have an impact on the first review of Plan Teignbridge in a couple of years time, we can expect more housing proposals to come forward - shelved old plans and new ones - throughout the district, including, no doubt, in Dawlish.

 

And yes, DEEDOODLE, with that level of pay any money raised through the sale of the land will have less far to go in support of the NHS.

Lynne
Lynne
07 Apr 2017 15:49

With regard to protecting wildlife and the like, this does make me wonder what legal environmental protections may go out of the window in 2+ years time when the UK is in a position to jettison any EU environmental protection directives.  

Cassandra
Cassandra
07 Apr 2017 20:21

I would hope that current environmental protection laws would still apply, sadly there doesn't seem to be much evidence of them being implemented at present as it appears that the building of houses on green fields takes priority.

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
08 Apr 2017 05:56

Considering so few new builds around Dawlish are for housing association/local people, where do all these buyers come from. Most of the houses built are sold at current market value. I thought the whole point of this 'cycle path' style attitude for these building projects, created by central government, was to get all those people who were local/ low payed/ homeless somewhere to live.

All that seems to be happening is large, poorly planned housing estates being errected anywhere developers can buy land. Local planning dept's seem to have little or no real control over.

A lot of these new builds are poorly built and in some cases not finished by the time the owners move in....Bovis, etc.

 

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Gary Taylor
Gary Taylor
08 Apr 2017 08:56

Your right about environment legislation issues Lynne. I've read that a large percentage of directives - perhaps the sort that protect estuary wildlife habitats and which are about to help bring forward significant open green spaces here in Dawlish and Exminster  - may end up on a bonfire of 'red tape' under the Great Repeal Bill, following our EU departure. These open spaces will have been secured for public use by our local authorities 'in perpetuity' as a result of this legislation - but if the laws (and by extension, planning regulations) do not apply in the future who could say if this land could not be repurposed for housing by these same local councils?

 

In our corner of Devon, our open countryside, rolling hills, coastal scenery and bountiful wildlife offer a special attraction for holiday makers and home makers alike. It would be a great shame and loss therefore if the delicate development balance we now have here becomes irreversibly spoiled by accelerating growth of the largest conurbation in the county. 

 

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