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.
How long's a piece of string?
Will we ever see it built in our lifetime?
Well, to give a flippant answer I guess that depends on how old we are
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.
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.
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?
All this stuff on the link road reminded me of this submission I sent to TDC back in October 2015.
"TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS
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. :"
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."
In County Cllr John Clatworthy's report to Dawlish Town Council meeting to be held on 6. 10. 20 he writes that;
"Link Road- I understand negotiations are still ongoing regarding the outstanding agreements and it is necessary they are completed before the planning application for the Bridge can be made, in the meantime Persimmon have received planning permission for residential development and the road."
With regard to the above report from Cllr Clatworthy, at the recent town council meeting Cllr Gary Taylor, the TDC executive member for planning, told the meeting that: "regards the link road bridge from Langdon Hospital to Shutterton, an application had now been made."
From the minutes of the Dawlish Town Council meeting held 1.9.21.
County Cllr Martin Wrigley reported that: " The decision to proceed with the link road had been implemented and work was now underway to compulsory purchase the land required to affect the construction of such;"