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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
03 Jan 2018 15:47
majorp
majorp
03 Jan 2018 20:20

How any people use that park every day?

Are they the same people that use it every day?

I have only ever seen the car park full once. Most times when I pass it is less than half full.

How many people in Dawlish have used the park?

I cannot imagine many people walking to the park.

So whilst it is a good thing, is it being talked up to make others look good as to what they have provided for the few.

If it is well used, I would expect several hundred people and more a day using it.

Is it anywhere near that number?

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leatash
leatash
03 Jan 2018 21:45

Best thing to happen to Dawlish how many times have i heard that. The Strand best thing to happen to Dawlish, Cycle path best thing to happen to Dawlish, recently the new development on Tucks Plot best thing to happen to Dawlish. 

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DC24601
DC24601
04 Jan 2018 00:50

Well I use it and I walk to it, it will be better once it's a bit more mature, but I can wait. If you don't like it that's fine with me, that means you won't be there, happy days! 

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
04 Jan 2018 10:46

The projects that leatash highlights are lack lustre ideas of the elected officials, local and further afield. When the electorate are asked for their opinions on what they would like or dislike the results are ignored, lost or twisted to something else, in my opinion.

If you want to get Dawlish on the map you have to produce things people want to come back to time and time again. In my own opinion, with the land available on the outskirts of Dawlish/Dawlish Warren:-

1) Indoor skate board, Bmx complex that is able to host World class events.

2) Indoor tidal pool, beach complex.

3) Indoor major shopping complex with the associated cinemas, bowling, cafes, etc, etc.

Obviously large capital investment is required for these to progress.

As long as we continue to get dirty replacement pavements, dangerous pedestrian area's frequented by ignorant cyclist and a field outside of Dawlish with a car park stuck in it, Dawlish will continue to spiral downwards as an attraction for visitors and Dawlish people alike.

In my opinion the only thing on the Dawlish council's mind at the moment is to build an unwanted 2nd play park on The Lawn at what ever cost to the public purse. We don't need to dig up and destroy the centre of Dawlish, there is plenty of land just outside the town.....the house builders seem to have no problem buying up large swathes of it for housing developments with no additional infrastructure and yes that was a dig, no pun intended.

 

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majorp
majorp
04 Jan 2018 12:50

Is there a sign anywhere declaring a countryside park or a sign antwhere directing people to it.

leatash
leatash
04 Jan 2018 13:29

I dont think there is.

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Diana Mond
Diana Mond
04 Jan 2018 20:54

There’s a sign at the entrance. I’ve enjoyed using the new park on a couple of occasions so far this Winter, and look forward to using it even more throughout the year. 

FredBassett
FredBassett
07 Jan 2018 14:18

Paid for with dirty money recieved from a major housing developer in exchange for a get out clause to avoid building affordable houses and provide additional infrastructure, and to avoid the original planing clause restricting occupancy of the new propertes until stuitable SANGS was in place. Wasnt the figure about £4,000 per house paid directly to the corrupt district council.

 

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Lynne
Lynne
07 Jan 2018 14:59

Can you prove any of the above FB?

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FredBassett
FredBassett
07 Jan 2018 16:18


@Lynne - short memory there as you where the one that brought the illegal occupancy of the said properties to light. as for proving it, as it was done behind closed doors you would have to get hold of tdcs accounts and i doubt even the inland revenue would be able to make sense of them

Lynne
Lynne
07 Jan 2018 16:42

I don't have a short memory at all. I am perfectly aware that some properties were occupied before they should have been as there should have been a SANGS in place. This was then rectified on a temporary basis.

 

The need for a SANGS originated, still does originate, from EU legislation concerning environmental protection. 

 

The developers, like all developers, will have paid a certain amount of money per house to the council towards infrastructure. This money is called Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL. 

 

Why do you think the developer is not providing any affordable housing?

What infrastructure do you think should have been provided?.

 

If  what you are claiming was done behind closed doors, then the obvious question to ask of you is how do you know about it? 

 

BTW you might want to have a look at the info found here http://www.cornerstonehousing.net/news/warren-grove-dawlish

 

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Diana Mond
Diana Mond
07 Jan 2018 18:41

The car park there was full today at 10am and 1pm when I drove past. Together with those that walked there, it looks like there was a great turnout for the official opening. 

 

 

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