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22 Jun 2020 14:52

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Coastguards Breakwater To Colonnades Breakwater And Dawlish Railway Station, Station Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PJ
Dawlish North East
Application for prior approval of siting and appearance under Part 18 Class A of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 2015 of proposed Coastal Resilience Works to Railway Infrastructure to include a new taller sea wall between two existing breakwaters incorporating a wider higher public promenade with a link structure to join Marine Parade and new ramped pedestrian access to beach adjacent to and adjoining the railway station. Other works to include the demolition of the coastguards building, works to the station including reconstructed downside station platform, new accessible passenger footbridge and refurbishment of passenger waiting room
Prior Approval - Part 3 Para W of GPDO
Decision Level:
Committee Decision
Case officer:
Helen Addison
Date received:
Date validated:
Publicity expiry:
Target date:
Decision issued:
Applicant name:
Mr Colin Field
Applicant address:
Temple Point, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NL


1 Agree
17 Jul 2020 06:53

Dawlish Town Council's planning committee:

 RESOLVED by majority of Members present and voting that this Council OBJECTS to the applications with the following comments: • The protection of the railway is welcomed and acknowledged as a critical element of Dawlish. However, there are still questions regarding specifics of the design in terms of accessibility, safety, retention of heritage features in a conservation area and ensuring new elements are sympathetic to the existing structures and character of Dawlish as a town.

• Access to the beach for those with mobility issues is important and there is concern regarding a lack of ramp down to the beach and escape steps from the beach to the sea wall.

• The inclusion of the lift and bridge are welcomed. However, the lift design could be less brutal. Members suggested cladding in local stone and a low apex roof would be more in keeping with the original design of the station.

• Members would like to see as many historic features retained as possible, noting the comments of the Local History Group speaker and the heritage statement.

• Members agree with the concerns regarding the design of the stilling basin referenced in the Teignbridge submission. • Members feel that a breakwater should still be considered as part of a long-term solution. 

11 Aug 2020 07:47

This is on the agenda at TDC's planning committee meeting to be held 18th August.

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For further info on Dawlish Town Council's position on this issue click on this link





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