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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
01 Feb 2018 19:06

Millions of pounds of road and footpath developments are being invested into Devon.

In Exeter £3.7million will be spent for the delivery and on-going management of two Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANGS) countryside parks - Dawlish SANGS and Exeter SANGS. This will unlock more than 17,000 new homes and complies with a requirement of National and European Law that could stifle all new housing development around Exeter.

Read more...https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/millions-pounds-invested-devons-road-1150605

Lynne
Lynne
01 Feb 2018 20:03

From that link above

"In Dawlish, £4.2million will support the delivery of a new bridge and a new section of a link road. It will provide a high-quality link to community facilities at either end for residents." 

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Diane Mondeo
Diane Mondeo
02 Feb 2018 11:16

What new bridge and where ?

New section of link road - where ?

Certainly a lack of detail and lots of fluff.

Lynne
Lynne
02 Feb 2018 11:21

I imagine it is talking about the proposed link road joining up the Sainsbury's roundabout area with the Gatehouse area. I remember from the plans that part of the road would need a bridge.  

majorp
majorp
02 Feb 2018 11:57

I don't think you will get a lot for 4.5M. Watch the price go up!!!!!!

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Diana Mond
Diana Mond
02 Feb 2018 15:14

I would assume that a fixed-price contract would have been negotiated, with penalty clauses for late delivery. 

 

PS welcome back Diane Mondeo! cheeky

Barbarawils68
Barbarawils68
04 Feb 2018 14:44

Yes I remember there was a large bridge that connects area 4 Langdon with Area 3 Secmaton Farm.  I also remember that there were 3 options of where the bridge could be put, and that at that point the cost was thought to be around £1million.  When that information was published there had been no investigation into the ground which is to be below the bridge and therefore the price was a calculated guess.  In October 2017 17/02603/TPO a Tree Preservation Order was issued by TDC so that scrub and trees could be cleared so that survey work could be undertaken and the findings could then inform not only the bridge, but also the road eitherside of the bridge.  It depends how deep they have to go to find solid ground and the deeper they have to go the more expensive it will be.  I also remember that survey work was dependent of the weather and since we have quite a bit of rain, this might not be able to be carried out until water levels drop in Shutterton Brook.  So the figure is probably still unknown.

 

Lynne
Lynne
05 Feb 2018 13:16
Barbarawils68
Barbarawils68
05 Feb 2018 13:41

Thank you Lynne, however, I see that the 10 at Secmaton Farm and the 3 next door have been included to bump the numbers up regarding the Link Road.  This is blatent misleading since I have checked their planning applications and neither have or will have access to the link road, but will be accessing onto Secmaton Lane.  If they have been included by mistake this is incompetence or if deliberately and falsely included it is a pure lie.  This is the same as when they falsified the Footprint Ecology report ticking that there was no smells etc to meet the Natural England set guidelines, even though the site was next to the sewage works.  Do they think the people of Dawlish would not pick up on this deception!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Cassandra
Cassandra
05 Feb 2018 16:53

Apparently, there is a question mark over whether Sainsbury's will stay open as they are having staffing difficulties.

Diana Mond
Diana Mond
05 Feb 2018 17:53

What do you mean by “staffing difficulties” please? There’ve been no public announcements  about store closures within their estate. 

Barbarawils68
Barbarawils68
05 Feb 2018 18:12

Just what the town needs to hear, with TDC pushing to build the housing as quick as possible.  

 

leatash
leatash
05 Feb 2018 18:14

There are no jobs advertised and they have not been advertising for staff for a few months when i asked the manager why only yesterday his answer was simple they have so many folk on the books waiting for a job opportunity they dont need to advertise. Just another Dawlish whisper can you really see Sainsburys closing.

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Diana Mond
Diana Mond
05 Feb 2018 19:39

I think you’ve hit the nail on the head Leatash. 

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Cassandra
Cassandra
05 Feb 2018 22:03

Thank goodness for that. Somebody must have got them mixed up with Homebase who are closing about 40 stores around the country.

Diana Mond
Diana Mond
05 Feb 2018 22:17

Homebase are owned by an Australian company. Still sad news for their employees, but thankfully largely irrelevant to Dawlish. 

flo
flo
06 Feb 2018 12:43

Sainsburys are restructuring and they are reducing the tiers of management. I understand dept manager will have to reapply for their jobs and team leaders roles will be changed. 

Lynne
Lynne
08 Feb 2018 07:33

So.......to get back to the original topic of this thread - the link road (although I accept that there is a Sainsbury's link (ouch!)).

Anyway.......to get back to the original topic of this thread, I see from the report in the Gazette that no date has been given as to when this road will be built.   

 

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