What's in the overall scheme?
The Baltic Wharf site has outline planning permission for the following elements. These will be developed in phases. Phase One is a residential area shown as A and B on the map.
- A community-driven project devised with the close involvement of many Totnes groups and the local council together with the site owners.
- Protection for the town’s greenfield sites – meeting Totnes’ housing and employment needs on a semi-derelict industrial site instead.
- A thriving employment area with space for 350 jobs.
- A boost to meeting the town’s acute housing shortage with as many genuinely affordable homes as the site can manage.
- A £3 million investment in the town’s boatyard and new marine workshop space to secure its long term future.
- Huge new public open spaces to address the town’s need for recreation and children’s play areas.
- Traffic minimised due to site location adjacent to town centre, extensive on site live-work opportunities and innovative travel plan resulting in tightly managed and minimised parking provision. The Retirement Village and co-housing are particularly low users of cars.
- A solution to the critical shortage of quality elderly care, enabling people to live in their own home with back up of health and leisure facilities and a registered nursing home.
- An innovative co-housing scheme to meet the need for new ways of living for a local group.
- Market homes, including some live work units, to address demand and provide funds to enable the above benefits to be achieved.
- Highest possible standards of design and sustainability, including green travel incentives and some zero carbon homes.