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Landscape Plan Proposed Site Sections Phase 1 and Public Open Space Management Illustrative Landscape Masterplan
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In December 2012 we submitted the detailed plans for the first phase of the Baltic Wharf development. The reports give full design details as well as information on what building materials will be used, environmental specifications, transport and other infrastructure considerations.

These are now with South Hams District Council and are available to view on its website here

An additional application has been submitted to ensure the plans full comply with the terms of our outline permission. A summary of these amendments and the reasons for them can be found in the letter we sent to all participants in the consultation, here.

If granted approval (we expect a decision sometime around Easter), we will be able to start work on up to 95 homes in the 'town' end of the site, near the Steam Packet pub.

Landscape Plan

We will also have permission for a new 12-acre public open space overlooking the river Dart.

The homes will range from between one and four bedrooms and include 25 affordable homes. At least 80 will have their own private garden or balcony.

We are very proud of the way these plans have evolved with the community's help. Through a series of community group workshops and public open days over 500 people from Totnes gave us their time and ideas on what the new development should look and feel like.

For our architects, Stride Treglown, this has been an extraordinary process and they have found it hugely reassuring to be able to go back to check they have understood the wishes of those who took part.

Phase One includes up to 95 homes at the northern end of the site and a new 12 acre public open space overlooking the river.

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We held several 'drop in' days as the plans were being formed.

In terms of design, the overwhelming view was it should be 'of its time' and 'avoid pastiche' but also be in keeping with Totnes and Baltic Wharf's own industrial heritage. This we feel the architects have achieved with a curving street, timber cladding, oriole windows and glimpses to the nearby river and green fields.

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The build will be to a very high specification in terms of the materials used and insulation. All roofs are south facing and wired to enable easy fitting of solars. The development maximises sunlight in the streets and gardens and fits within the contours of the hillside. Heights have been carefully calculated to protect neighbours' views above and the skyline from the river.

What do you think? Please do email us at [email protected] with your comments and questions.