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General Discussion

Lynne
Lynne
26 Oct 2021 08:14

The TDC Executive will also be considering possible small scale development sites at its meeting on 2nd November. One of these sites is land off Meadow Park, Dawlish. This is what the report says about the site:

Land off Meadow Park, Dawlish Site Reference Number: 7w13bvj Site Name: Land off Meadow Park, Dawlish Site Description: The land is located on the western side of Dawlish adjoining the built form of the town with residential properties bordering at Meadow Park. The majority of the site is significantly sloped by more than 1:6 grad and some parts more than 1:3. Site Size: 0.9 - taking account of the fact that surrounding development is on land of a similar topography Potential yield: Potential of 5 – 10 due to topography Opportunities Active and sustainable travel: The site lies within reasonable proximity to a pavement / cycle route / bus route into the town centre and to the railway station at Dawlish. Highways: There is suitable existing access, off which individual drives would need to be created as a joint access to the site would not be possible due to topography. Health and Wellbeing: The site lies close to a public open space and public rights of way, providing opportunities for recreation and healthy lifestyles. Landscape impact: The site is relatively well contained, set adjacent to the existing built-up area of Dawlish, and is unlikely to have a significant landscape impact. Sensitivities Ecology: The site lies within the South Hams SAC Landscape Connectivity Zone with potential to affect habitats and connectivity features. The site may contain protected species including Cirl Buntings and other species. A County Wildlife site for bird interest lies immediately adjacent and on part of the site. Priority habitat of species-rich hedges. Heritage: Dawlish Conservation area lies 150m south of the site. This will require any scheme to provide especially high standards of design and layout. Highways and access: Vehicular access appears possible from Meadow Park. Although the site is at a higher level than the road the development to the west demonstrates how parking and garaging can be provided at ground level within a split level property.

Landscape: The site lies adjacent to existing development and below the peak of the hill. Topography: The topography may impact on site capacity, viability and how the dwellings can be accessed and designed given sloped nature of parts of the site. Likely Site Requirements • Carbon neutral or low carbon development (CC2) • Provision of footway along road • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal and protected species surveys to inform mitigation and enhancement measures. Retention of the existing boundary hedges and trees, and biodiversity offsetting on site. Protection of trees, hedges and woodlands. Protect, enhance and restore biodiversity and achieve a minimum of 10% uplift

Ecological mitigation – For greater horseshoe bats, as a minimum, a dark flyway corridor will need to be needed. For dormouse, in relation to loss of trees, hedges, scrub and from lighting, mitigation/compensation needed • Exe Estuary SPA and Dawlish Warren SAC Habitat Regulations contribution • Affordable housing (percentage to be determined). Adaptable and accessible home provision (H4) • Flood risk management (e.g. SUDS) (DW15 & EN6) • Vehicle & cycle parking (DW18) and waste & recycling storage (DW19) • Design requirements - Design Code and Parcel Plans • Electric vehicle supporting infrastructure (CC3) • High speed digital infrastructure (EC8) • Use of appropriate construction techniques to avoid over-compaction or pollution of soil and remediation of contaminated and unstable land (EN9)

To see map of area concerned click on this link and scroll down to page 109 https://democracy.teignbridge.gov.uk/documents/s13803/Part%203%20Consultation%20Document%20Compressed.pdf  

Lynne
Lynne
27 Oct 2021 09:31

None of the above says anything about the site being located within the Undeveloped Coast area. Is it no longer within it? I ask as back in 2015 a planning application to build but two houses on this site was rejected at Appeal on the basis that the land in question (and it seems to me to be the same piece of land) had Undeveloped Coast designation which basically means that no development should take place unless it absolutely just has to be sited on the Undeveloped Coast.        

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
30 Oct 2021 14:48

I have been on the planning site for all 3 applications to either build or change use of and all 3 no longer seem to have the letters people wrote in objecting to this parcel of land. Am I looking in the wrong place or have they been deleted?

 

The roads up to meadow park are not suitable for the types of lorries and/or the volume of construction traffic that will be required to build these proposed developments. Those trying to build on this land for decades seem to have a habit of changing their minds half way through. I wouldnt be surprised that IF they get permission it would be quickly followed by an amendment to build 15, 20, 25 or more on the parcel of land.

Cat Lover
Cat Lover
30 Oct 2021 14:52

Numerous historic attempts have been made to obtain planning permission on this site, all of which have been refused.  Key reasons for refusal were and still are: parking problems along Meadow Park and limited options for vehicular access, including areas which are single track (or effectively so).  This open space is also home to rare cirl buntings, dormice and several species of bats - where would they go?  You can read details on recent objections here: https://docimages.teignbridge.gov.uk/Planning/lg/GFPlanningDocuments.page?org.apache.shale.dialog.DIALOG_NAME=gfplanningsearch&Param=lg.Planning&viewdocs=true&SDescription=15/01814/FUL

None of these reasons for refusal have changed since the last attempts in 2016 and 2015.  As we've seen on numerous sites, if the developers were to get permission for 5 properties, they will go for more and more and would most likely get them. 

Lynne
Lynne
30 Oct 2021 15:16

Click on the link that @Cat Lover has given and then click on Appeal Decision. You will then see the reasons given for why development was refused

So.....as long as the land stays outside the Dawlish settlement boundary and/or maintains its Undeveloped Coast designation it can't be built on for housing.  Question is though - will that be altered in the Local Plan Review?   

Lynne
Lynne
15 Nov 2021 13:08

This proposal is now open for the public to comment. The consultation period will be over 10 weeks. It commenced 12 noon 15th November 2021 and will end 12 noon 24th January 2022.

This is how you can your register your thoughts with TDC planning department.

 

How to Comment:

Comment on the Draft Local Plan 2020-2040 (Part 3) by completing the Local Plan Review Part 3 Online Comment Form

You can also download a printable version of the comments form

 

If you are unable to comment via the online comments form, please send your comments by email to localplanreview@teignbridge.gov.uk

 

 

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