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What with the all the broohaha going on at the moment about the Hensford Park proposal (see page 5 of the latest edition of the Dawlish Gazette) it's very appropriate that in the same edition, on page 37, is an article explaining why TDC has to build a certain number of homes (central government dictate) and why it is important for local authorities to have a Local Plan (without one developers ...

Yes I know you did Linda, I watched the youtube video of the meeting. But as I feel sure you know as well as me - when push comes to shove it isn't what local people want it is what planning policies dictate and the number of houses each district has to build that trumps everything.  And anyway the site was allocated for development in the present Local Plan so if it wasn't that particular ...

Lindapetherick
Lindapetherick
2 days ago

I did go and speak against the planning application as a ward member.  I will always speak against more houses.  We have had more than our share of houses.

We have what some say are new independant news sources plus the usual mob every day it is about illegal migrants etc. Which gives us what is basically a  cricket score. BUT, what would be news worthy if something was being done about it by our lazy uninterested MP'S or government. Get forces that are expected to protect this country.Now that would be news.Defund the RNLI and border force ...

Lib dems
HuwMatthews2
HuwMatthews2
4 days ago

Need to get rid of their 'Stuffed Shirts'. E.G. What does Cllr Mike James ever do? I noticed, during a meeting, he was asked to join the group to fight for Dawlish Minor Injuries Unit because he is a Voluntary Director of the Health Care Trust. He clearly forgot he was on camera and buried his head in his hand before replying!!! Other than collecting committee posts, council posts etc ...

Note that it is proposed that Hensford Park's completion would be within the timeline of the emerging Local Plan (2020-2040). The blurb in the document produced by the design team talks of completion by 2037/2038.  (see the 'Project Timeline' page) https://www.hensfordpark.co.uk/ In the EIA Scoping Request dated 12th October 2022 it is assumed that the year of completion will be 2035. ...

Lib dems
1263
1263
1½ weeks ago

From previous dawlish gazette Alan Connell ? We should try and hold council tax levels,from Alan dewhirst proposal to increase bin charges to allow to recruit more drivers.When will councillors realise they can't keep squeezing the working population, if they were in the private sector they would be sacked as they can't control their budgets (note inclusive of DCC Tory led) If cuts have to be made ...

No wonder landowners are so keen to have their land identified for development. Just look at the increase in value! “Whereas agricultural land has a value of £8,000 – £12,000 per acre, the same land with a residential housing consent can achieve 30, 40 or even 50 times that value.” https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/planning-for-housing-on-farmland-6-steps-to-success

When the possible sites for future development were out for public consultation in the summer of 2021 Dawlish Town Council submitted its comments. Below is part of their submission. I have highlighted in blue the bits referring to Land at Langdon Farm and Land off Langdon Road. We await to see how much notice TDC planners have taken of our town council's comments. Dawlish Town Councils ...

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dawlish-200-more-homes-outskirts-7855280

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