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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
15 Jul 2021 19:22

Devon County Council’s cabinet has agreed to progress a planning application for the road, between Elm Grove Road and the A379 Exeter Road.

Read more,,, https://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/article.cfm?id=120830&headline=Plans%20progress%20for%20roads%20project%20supporting%20860%20new%20homes%20in%20Dawlish&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2021

Lynne
Lynne
16 Jul 2021 04:58

"The project could be delayed as the land necessary has to be negotiated with landowners. But the cabinet heard that one of the five owners of the site have told the district council they no longer wish to sell for development."

 

Which one of the owners would that be then?

 

Article says it is the land known as Area 3. 

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Lynne
Lynne
16 Jul 2021 05:23

Click on this link and scroll down to see where Area 3 is. 

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/new-dawlish-link-road-end-2939889

 

You'll see it is located between the Gatehouse Farm area and the land where Persimmon are building.  So seems like it is Secmaton Farm.

 

Going back quite some years I seem to remember that a CPO (compulsory purchase order) had to be threatened in order to get certain landowners in that vicinity to co-operate.

 

Something to do with a longstanding family row.....

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
20 Jul 2021 09:57

£4.9 million pounds of tax payers money to build a road through a housing estate that the developers arent willing to pay up front for themselves. The sheer madness that devon council have bent over and have taken it right up the tradesmen's for the benefit of greedy developers's. Getting the money back from the developers will be interesting to see over the years, in my opinion.

My question is why the need for so many new builds in the local area when a tiny fraction will be affordable housing for local people?

As I have said many, many times before on this web site, where do all the buyers come from and why. There is little new work, no additional infrastructure to support the extra hundreds of thousands of people moving down here.

Dawlish is at the bottom of the list for money given out down here. It seems to be Exeter, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and then everyone else. Dont bang on about the crappy paving on Dawlish high street or the railway sea wall as these two do nothing for Dawlish as a community.

Its no wonder the kids in Dawlish roam around and get up to mischief as there is very little in the way of attractions for them to participate in. The skate board park they got was not as grandiose as they were promised. 

How about more investment in the kids of Dawlish as they are our future.

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Lynne
Lynne
23 Jul 2021 08:10

Well, I guess there are buyers 'out there' otherwise the developers wouldn't build the houses, would they?

At the moment (and it has been this way for sometime) the only way affordable homes get built is by way of developers having to provide a certain number of affordable homes per number of open market homes they build.  No open market homes = no affordable housing. *

And the developers will only build a bit at a time as otherwise the market would be flooded with new homes and the price would drop and therefore profits will be lower.

How affordable homes are provided is central government policy. The numbers of new homes  needing to be built is also determined by central government.  

So............. all roads (unless it is the infamous Sainsbury roundabout to Elm Grove Road link road of course!)  lead to 10 Downing Street. 

 

* although TDC is hoping to build 25 new council homes across the TDC area per year.  Which is better than none at all, of course it is, but 25 per year? Even if that target is met it will hardly make a dent in the numbers needing social/affordable rented housing in the district as a whole.     

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