Can anyone share the story of this building - it's gorgeous and on such a big plot - how did it end up abandoned & run down?
and there have been previous planning applications concerning this property
Up until a few years ago it had a fully tiled roof, but a couple of blokes in a van came along and stripped one complete section and left it open to the elements.
Latest appeal on Teignbridge planning website was (07/00032/REF) against refusal to demolition the existing buildings and errect 12 dwellings with assoctiated parking.
I will be objecting on the grounds of over building on a small plot. The associated dangers of the ingress/egress during construction and later the occupants trying to navigate the entrance to the development onto Weech road.
This road has very fast traffic running down it at all times of the day, especially during the time people are going to and from work. I wouldn't call it rushhour, but extremely dangerous all the same.
Before 'you know who gets there oar in' yes, there are a lot of dwellings on the road already, but there is no need to add to the problem for greedy developers to bolster their bank accounts at the expense of local people.
There are plenty of dwellings being built locally to justify saying 'NO' to more high density developments on postage stamp sizes of land.
Planning should be directing developer's to produce developments that add to the area in a positive way, but all they seem to do is rubber stamp what ever these large companies want todo!
The application (16/00765/LBC) comes before Dawlish Town Council Planning Committee on Thursday. The previous application to demolish part of the building and to redevelop the site (forming a total of 9 houmes) was considered last year (15/01204/FUL). This is how the Committee commented then:
Comment: RESOLVED by the majority of Members present and voting that this Council recommends refusal of this application for the following reasons:
1. Overdevelopment of the site
2. Traffic and Highways issues including access and parking
3. Impingement on amenity space
Members wished to add that they do welcome development at this site and would support an application if the Highways issues can be mitigated.
It's a real shame that what's now an eyesore building can't be brought back to life in its current shape and form. Shame on the owners for allowing it to fall into the state of disrepair that it's been in for so long.
As for this proposal, for what it's worth I agree with last years decision that the applicant mustn't be allowed to get away with this without addressing the highways issues.
This is what the Dawlish town council planning committee decided on Thursday:
It doesn't matter how wrecked a building is, if people can use old methods to restore fire damaged listed buildings that are a bare shells and unsafe, then this restoration project is achievable and deliverable. It just means that the other housing on site needs to be considered so that the profit from these cover any additional expense which then could be deemed to make the project unviable, since grants for such a project is unlikely.
TDC have refused permission for it to be demolished.
There seems to be activity at the old rectory this afternoon. 2 cranes and a gaggle of men at roof height.
from planning dept it would seem an appeal went in to overturn the latest non decision by teignbridge, but activity is on site with some serious equipment!
Added 4 pics to last post.