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30 Jun 2020 07:36

Hi Folks,

Just thought I'd let you all know that despite what this newspaper report of a year ago says about the Sainsbury roundabout/Gatehouse Farm link road being in place sometime during 2021 .............


4 Jun 2019 - “Confirming the grant funding agreement with Homes England will unlock early delivery of the Dawlish DA2 link road and bridge. This will fulfil ...




.................that I've been told from them wot would know that er............that timescale just ain't gonna be met.

2024/2025 perhaps?

Who knows?

How long's a piece of string?



30 Jun 2020 17:07

Will we ever see it built in our lifetime?

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30 Jun 2020 19:04

Well, to give a flippant answer I guess that depends on how old we are laugh

A serious answer? I'd be looking at 2025 at the earliest.

If anyone wants to know why I think that let me know on here and I'll try and explain why I have come to that conclusion. 


01 Jul 2020 09:38

At Dawlish Town Council meeting held early last month it is minuted that County Cllr John Clatworthy reported that;


Regarding the Link Road I have been told there is a meeting with Persimmon this week regarding the draft legal agreements and it is hoped they will be in place later in the summer and the Planning application will then hopefully be made in the autumn. The application will only be in respect of the bridge as Persimmon will be building the road to the Sainsbury roundabout. 

02 Jul 2020 05:18

So, it has taken 4 long years to progress what was decided upon in 2016 (see newspaper report below) to where we are now (see my posting above this one).  Doesn't auger well for that link road being completed anytime soon, does it? 


A newspaper report from 4 years ago:  

09 Jul 2020 07:37

All this stuff on the link road reminded me of this submission I sent to TDC back in October 2015. 



3.6 (f) “provide for vehicular access through the development between Elm Grove Road and the A379 Exeter Road”.
If this link road is to provide the function as stated above why then do you say (page 11 Avenue Specification) that “it will be designed in such a way as to achieve accessibility for residents within the site, however, deter (sic) others from using it as an alternative to the A379. This will be achieved through careful design”. Are you seriously suggesting that Sat Navs won’t take drivers along this route?

Question: Is the function of this link road, to be known as Secmaton Avenue, a through road linking Elm Grove Road and the A379 Exeter Road or not? I ask as there appears to be a contradiction in what function you expect this road to carry out. :"  

11 Sep 2020 13:04

at the Dawlish Town Council meeting held 2.9.20 County Cllr John Clatworthy reported that:


"Draft Agreements still need to be completed in connection with the Link Road so until they are exchanged a date cannot be given when the planning application for the road will be submitted to Teignbridge District Council."  

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