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Lynne
Lynne
20 Apr 2013 08:07

Saw this planning application in the Dawlish Post - 13/01044/FUL - Timaru Gardens, Warren Road, - Variation of conditions 3 and 4 on planning permission 85/0996/29/4 to permit sale of farm shop products.    

FredBassett
FredBassett
20 Apr 2013 08:32

Thats really good news. Lets hope it happens and soon. Used to shop there years ago its a super place with loads of potential. Yet another nail in the coffin for Sainsburys the most expensive shop in Dawlish

ABC
ABC
20 Apr 2013 09:26

It was a great garden centre years ago, hope it does open again.

leatash
leatash
20 Apr 2013 21:36

Did Timaru Gardens not sell the plot to Southwest Water to build the sewage works

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Lynne
Lynne
22 Apr 2013 09:47

Just looked at this planning application in a bit more detail.

The retail development has to be restricted to no more than 53 sq metres. Any bigger than that and it would fall under planning regs that might cause the planning application to be refused. (Sequential test).  

Wish to have 15 spaces for car parking.

Wish to sell; fresh fruit & veg, potatoes, eggs, pre-packaged and pre-made goods sourced from local farmers and producers such as meats, game, cheeses, pies, pasties, breads, preserves.

Also: garden furniture and ornaments, peat, compost, shrubs, flowers, bedding plants, seeds.

DJ
DJ
23 Apr 2013 14:08

Sounds like an excellent edition to the other businesses at that end of Dawlish and more employment good news.  Let's hope permission is granted.

ken
ken
23 Apr 2013 23:14

Why do we not all write in support of the application, I am going to.

Lynne
Lynne
29 Apr 2013 09:03

This application is on the agenda for tomorrow night's (Tuesday 30th April) town council planning committee meeting.

Here is a list of the town councillors who sit on the town council planning committee should you wish to contact them expressing your support for this application.

Howard Almond, Michael Clayson, Kate Henley, Rosalind Prowse, Terry Lowther, Pauline Bloomfield, Greg Fenne, Linda Petherick, Mary Lowther, Bob Vickery.  

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Lynne
Lynne
25 May 2013 16:32

There's a sign been put up by the entrance. It says "Farm Shop open 6th July".  

ABC
ABC
25 May 2013 19:25

Thanks Lynne.  Will definitely pop in and have a look

Scottmarshall75
Scottmarshall75
30 May 2013 20:26

Wow, thanks so much for your support!!!! My name is Scott and my fiancee is Becca. We have been overwhelmed by the number of people that have dropped in to see us since the sign went up and even more overwhelmed by the encouragement we have received. We took on the lease in April and as you have seen developments are well under way. If any of you would like to come in and have a look round (please forgive current state of certain areas) you are more than welcome. We will be open to the general public, assuming we can overcome these planning difficulties, on the 6th of July. I am due to speak to the council again Tuesday. I'm still unclear as to the reasoning of their decision as the shop area we have developed is exactly the same as the previous shop area which is 104m2 not 53!! If anybody has any photographs of the shop as it was please let me know as it may well support our case. Thank you so much again for your support and encouragement and we can't wait to meet you. Scott & Becca

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ken
ken
30 May 2013 22:49

Welcome to the world of Teignbridge planning department. Goodluck

HuwMatthews2
HuwMatthews2
31 May 2013 01:50

Well I can't think of many businesses that would want to start up next to our own sewerage works! If our councillors don't get behind it I will be dismayed!

 

Provided that your prices are ballpark I'll certainly use you...Good Luck to you both.

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Lynne
Lynne
31 May 2013 07:09

Hi Scott and Becca,

Just been having a look online at your planning app.

Can you confirm what it is exactly you're wanting to sell please. Is it just farm produce or will there be garden stuff as well?

Only asking as in a previous post I listed what I thought it was you want to sell but now, having looked again at your planning app. again, I can find no mention of plants etc only farm food produce. 

It may be the case that I misread a letter dated 1985(!) listing the items to be sold and which was written in reference to a previous planning application, as a letter written recently explaining what it is that you wish to sell.

Looking again at your application is seems you wish to sell only farm produce. No garden centre stuff. Is that correct?   

Thanks

FredBassett
FredBassett
31 May 2013 10:38

Just had to ask Lynne as you have checked out the application. Have Sainsbury's or their PR people objected if so, theres the answer pure and simple.

Lynne
Lynne
31 May 2013 11:25

@FredB - no objections lodged by anyone

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FredBassett
FredBassett
31 May 2013 16:05

Good oh -  just down to the incompetents at TDC again then. If you want to open a retail outlet in these depressed times what the hell does it matter what your intending to sell and whats it got to do with the idiot TDC planning dept they should be gratefull to anyone who wants to open a new business. Bet Cllr Hockin wouldnt have this sort of issue.

 

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Scottmarshall75
Scottmarshall75
01 Jun 2013 17:49

Hi all- Sorry for the delay but I have been on site installing the shop fittings. Yeah the sewage works left us debating many a night- however there is no evidence inside the shop and rarely any outside so am hoping it wont put anybody off. We have secured the same supplier as the previous occupants so pricing will hopefully be familiar to you. We are also dealing direct with some farms so we should be keen on price. Hi Lynne yes just food and drink produce, sorry no garen centre products. We are using the main greenhouses for mushroom grows and seeing as space is looking like it will EXTREMELY limited its probably a good thing! To be honest Fred that was exactly my response. I find it incredulous that a business built to support the community and local producers in a building that has been underutilised for years would have any difficulties in setting up, especially one that was a farm shop before! It took 3 months of negotiations with SWW to get them to agree to the use of the building as well! Still I am commited to seeing through this project and of being of value to the community and have (although dwindling) confidence of the right outcome. I will be on site again tomorrow if anybody would like a nose around.

Scottmarshall75
Scottmarshall75
07 Jun 2013 08:28

Good news- our proposed layout and size is now "acceptable" so will hopefully have an official outcome next week.

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Lynne
Lynne
07 Jun 2013 08:29

Great!. Keep us up to speed on developments. Look forward to your having a positive outcome and successful business.  

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Scottmarshall75
Scottmarshall75
30 Jun 2013 00:24

Planning should be officially approved early next week. We have the space we wanted and also have planning for the front section so if all goes well we can expand in the near future.The shops nearly finished and opening next Saturday. We hope you like it.

ABC
ABC
30 Jun 2013 09:10

Saw the sign up yesterday Scott, looking forward to it opening.  Good luck!

Lynne
Lynne
30 Jun 2013 12:09

Hi Scott,

Will you be selling locally produced cheeses? (Take a look at the 'A Decent Cheese' thread.

Scottmarshall75
Scottmarshall75
03 Jul 2013 01:55

Thanks ABC and Lynne hope to see you at the weekend.

Lynne
Lynne
06 Jul 2013 14:09

Just a reminder that this opened today!!!!

(and I've already been over and bought some goodies).

Scott says it will be open every day except Monday (but might be open this Monday).

http://forestfungi.co.uk/aboutfs.html

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Lindapetherick
Lindapetherick
06 Jul 2013 17:01

We went today fab shop, reasonably priced and fantastic produce.  The guys serving were great really enjoyed the visit and will definately buying from there every week.

jools88
jools88
06 Jul 2013 18:25

This place is great . You have to go there . Give a go .

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