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Lynne
Lynne
09 Oct 2017 08:24
Lynne
Lynne
09 Oct 2017 19:10

When this latest Gatehouse development planning app goes to the town council planning committee in a few weeks time, I wonder if the number of under 8 year olds it might bring to the town ought to be a planning consideration given that the reason for the proposed new playpark for under 8 year olds on the lawn is premised on the argument that the under 8 year olds' parents who live in all the new homes in Dawlish will spend just oodles and oodles of money in the town when they take their under 8 year olds to this new playpark and that all this spending will, in turn, revitalise the town centre economy.

 

Well?

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Lynne
Lynne
10 Oct 2017 08:11

On the other hand, and thinking of this specific location - those parents with under 8 year olds who live in the new homes (which are, with each new home built, getting further and further away from the town centre) might well decide to use the play facilities nearest to them. Why go into the town centre to spend money when there is the new Gerald's mini supermarket (and a very nice shop it is too) in much closer proximity which also has a small play area right in front of it. 

 

 

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Calamari
Calamari
11 Oct 2017 12:33

As most of the parents will have cars, I honestly cant see many of them using the town.

My money is on most of them using Sainsburys and/or Exeter.

There has been a dramatic increase in new housing but has there been additional parking (in town) to help with this influx?

No.

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