Over 80 households came along to the Transition Homes Community Consultation at Dartington village hall on Saturday 10th, and the response to the affordable, sustainable development was overwhelmingly positive.
We were able to answer people's questions about the less familiar aspects of the project, for example composting toilets, and to discuss possible site layouts and explain the reasons behind these plans.
Comments from Dartington and Totnes residents included:
"I’d like to wish you every success with Transition Homes. Brilliant, well thought out, just what we need. Keep up the hard work and I hope planning see sense and help you as much as you deserve”
“Very informative, interesting exhibition. Great to come and show support.”
Some local residents are understandably are concerned about the visual impact of housing on what is currently a green agricultural field. We're aiming to keep housing density as low as permitted by planning policy, and to maintain a large proportion of green space, including providing horticultural space, developing ponds and wetland habitat, planting native trees and an orchard, which will enhance the field's biodiversity and help to soften the effect of the housing.
If you weren't able to make it, you can see the posters we displayed at the event on the website. Shortly we'll be adding a 'Frequently asked questions' so you can find out more about the project, and we would welcome your comments - please contact us.