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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 email@example.com
This is an agenda item at this Thursday's (9th Dec) Dawlish Town Council Planning Committee meeting.
To consider making representations to the Planning Authority regards the Teignbridge Local Plan Review (Part 3) 2020-2040: Renewable Energy, Gypsy and Traveller and Small Residential Site Options.
Note – the Need to Know Guide is attached; full documentation can be found at https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/localplanrevie
Gypsy and traveller sounds so idyllic, oh I so want a traveller/gypsy site right next to my house, please, please, pretty please, ha,ha,ha,ha. Then call the estate agent round and see how much your property has sky rocketed in value and sale potential.
For clarity. There is only one site in Teignbridge being considered as a traveller/gypsy site and that is at Higher Mead Farm, Ashburton.
The land off Meadow Park is a site being considered for a small scale housing development.
I'd rather live next door to a gypsy than a Peeping Tom.
This is an agenda item at the forthcoming (Thursday 6th Jan 2022) Dawlish Town Council planning committee meeting.
Click on link and scroll down.
Public consultation closes 12 noon Monday 24th January 2022.
Just a reminder about the closing date for comments
Why has "Deedoodle" changed their username to "Teignpot the 2nd"? It seems to have morphed from a Peeping Tom to a somewhat worrying STALKER.
Does this website have an admin who can remove this pervert?
Dawlish Town Council Planning Committee members made the following observations about this site:
In respect of land off Meadow Rise, Members noted that:
· The site had been included as a potential for development in the previous plan
· The area was a prominent site and designated as undeveloped coast
· Vehicular access was an issue particularly when using Badlake Hill
· The build practicalities of the site were difficult at best.
· The site was a meadow and contained many species of wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, and trees, in addition to being a habitat to a wide range of animals and insects. The land should not be lost given the world was facing a biodiversity emergency
· Permitting development could encourage further undeveloped land in the Country Wildlife Site being sacrificed for development in the future;
· The site was not within a proximity to services, facilities, and public transport. It was at the top of a very steep hill which would necessitate the use of vehicles to access any service. The increased traffic movement would add further pressure to local lanes including Langdon Lane, Brancombe Lane, and Port Road.
re. Land off Meadow Park - Town Council's objections included access via Badlake Hill. It's worth noting that 5 of the houses at the bottom of Badlake Hill have just spent 10 days without broadband since their cables have been brought down by a passing lorry.