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Contemporary fears for prime website as new sale goes up

have arisen Fastglobe intends to dump the previous Dairy Crest website
in a piecemeal style after South Hams Council refused it planning

could thwart any probability of the community-led imaginative and prescient, which led to the
trailblazing Atmos challenge, being constructed on the website, campaigners say.

Essex-based glue firm purchased the prime Totnes website for £1.35
million in 2021 and initially wished create a mixed-use growth
consisting of some 25 properties, 20 vacation lodges and a spa/concierge

plans have been thrown out by the district council in January after being
hailed “poor in a variety of methods.”.

the time Totnes Group Growth Society (TCDS), the
organisation behind Atmos, stated it will submit new plans for the
website in step with Totnes character and the native plan.

now a ‘offered’ signal has been erected on the location’s workplace
constructing after being marketed on the market by Bettesworths for

its web site, the property agent says the property “presents a really
uncommon and distinctive alternative to personal purpose-built workplace area on this
location,” and an “much more uncommon” probability to personal 10 automobile parking

accused Fastglobe of “asset stripping the worth bits” of the location
and referred to as for South Hams Council to step in to guard the land.

The previous Dairy Crest website ( )

marketing campaign group agreed, calling on the district council to problem a
Obligatory Buy Order (CPO) for the location. The group says
Fastglobe has failed to have interaction with native individuals and fears it would
dump the land in a piecemeal style.

has been approached for remark.

Northrop, TCDS director, stated: “Fastglobe’s intention to promote the
workplace constructing the place we held the Atmos neighborhood session that
many individuals will keep in mind is disappointing however simply one other
indication that they aren’t the proper individuals to ship what the
city wants on this vital website.

sale of the workplace constructing doesn’t compromise the cities most well-liked
plan for the location, but when Fastglobe aren’t prevented from promoting
different components of the location – successfully asset stripping the precious
bits – then there’s a vital chance that the extra harmful
a part of the location which is the costliest to resolve will stay
undeveloped for a really very long time.

have at all times been clear that we need to purchase the location and convey it
into neighborhood possession, and that is still our intention.

have refused to have interaction with us to date, and given this current flip of
occasions it feels much more vital that SHDC because the native planning
authority step in to guard this strategic website from additional

former Dairy Crest website consists of three separate items of land,
says Atmos4Totnes, and if Fastglobe sells it off plot by plot the
alternative to convey the neighborhood’s imaginative and prescient for the location to
fruition can be misplaced.

name on SHDC, the individuals of Totnes, companies in Totnes, and
communities throughout the South Hams to not enable this sale to occur,”
says the group.

objected to Fastglobe’s planning software. We now object to this
sale. We stay united and we are going to battle the promoting off of this
vital website in piecemeal style.

thought of the Obligatory Buy Order has been mentioned over the
years. Now’s the time to make it a actuality.

clearly need to promote the location now, why not promote it to the individuals who
have a imaginative and prescient created and shared by the city to satisfy its wants?

name on all stakeholders together with Fastglobe, SHDC and TCDS, to start out
discussions now to get the ball rolling on what could possibly be a
game-changing CPO, or a approach wherein Fastglobe can promote the location again
to its rightful homeowners – the individuals of Totnes.”

spokesperson from SHDC stated: “We’re eager to see the event of
the location in accordance with the Joint Native Plan, and can proceed
to work by way of the planning system with the land homeowners to realize


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