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General Discussion

The planning application for the 201 homes at Secmaton Farm is on the agenda for Dawlish Town Council's planning committee meeting being held on Thursday 9th December. These are the town councillors who sit on the town council planning committee should you wish, prior to the meeting, to let them know your thoughts on this application. Councillor Lin Goodman-Bradbury (Chairman) ...

So, according to TDC we have a rapidly increasing elderly population who "need homes that people can live in independently for longer".  In that case then why isn't more accommodation suited for the elderly getting built? I know that care homes and nursing homes get factored into Local Plans but not all elderly people end up living in them. If TDC recognises that elderly people also need homes ...

Doing the right thing
yesterday at 12:51

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/councillors-told-say-sorry-say-4442299 (I was definitely not going to post on this thread but then I did an online search of those involved and came across the above.) I am not s aying that I condone any actions that happened at the council meeting in September, but it does seem to me that there may be 'history' to it.

Growing population : Our population is growing - between 2011 and 2018, Teignbridge’s population rose by around 8,500 people....and is projected to keep on rising. Rapidly increasing elderly population : As our population grows older, we need homes that people can live in independently for longer. By 2039: • 1 in 3 Teignbridge residents will be 65 years or older • 1 in 8 will be aged over ...

Correction to my post dated 2nd December.  The number of homes being built by Persimmon is 190 (the other 10 allocated for the site are, I believe, for self build). So the actual percentage of Affordable Homes being built on the Persimmon site (22 out of a build of 190) is 11.58% Half a home anyone?

2 days ago

Some Teignbridge Housing Need facts "As our population grows older, we need homes that people can live in independently for longer. By 2039: • 1 in 3 Teignbridge residents will be 65 years or older • 1 in 8 will be aged over 80 House prices are more than 10 times the average household salary. Over 1,000 people in the district are in need of an affordable home to rent or buy." ...

3 days ago

According to a report in the Dawlish Gazette (2.12.21) the number of Affordable Homes (AH) being proposed is 20 for rent and 8 for shared ownership. Total of 28. Which is 13.93%. So say that's 14%. (for info: the adjacent Persimmon build presently under construction is for 200 homes. 22 of these will be AH. Which represents 11%).

5 days ago

On developments of this size TDC presently has a target that 25% of the build should be Affordable Homes.

1½ weeks ago

I wonder if there will be any bungalows, or lifetime homes, or wheelchair friendly homes? https://hudsonarchitects.co.uk/news/why-arent-we-building-more-lifetime-homes And then there's the matter of the eco-friendliness (or not!) of future housing developments. I wonder just how 'green' this development will be?

Earlier this year a planning application was submitted to TDC for 4 dwellings to be built in the grounds of 23 Badlake Hill. Lots of objections were forthcoming many citing traffic movement and parking issues. This application has recently been refused. However I note the following: 1) It was refused on the grounds that it would be overdevelopment of the site and that it would create loss of ...

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