Welcome to the Holcombe website, a small village on the south coast of Devon
Holcombe is situated between the seaside resorts of Dawlish and Teignmouth, and has a population of around eight hundred people. The village has a church (St George's), a shop, two pubs (The Castle Inn in the village, and the Smugglers Inn on the coast road) and a Village Hall. We did have a Post Office but this was closed by the PO, in its wisdom, in September 2008. For administrative purposes, Holcombe falls within the Dawlish South West ward of the Teignbridge District Council.
Holcombe's history has been traced back over a thousand years. In this time, the village has changed considerably from a largely rural and agricultural community to the village we see today, with many residents commuting each day to Exeter or Torbay. The village's rich past has been associated with smugglers and been impacted by the growth of the railways - the Bristol to Plymouth main line goes along the coast at Holcombe and is one of the most scenic stretches of the rail network in the country. The heart of the village though has retained much of its character, with many thatched cottages in a designated conservation area.
This website is primarily for the residents of Holcombe and provides details of events as well as general information on the village. If you have any items for inclusion or any comments on the website, please contact the administrator, Andy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
Village Hall AGM
The AGM will take place on Thursday 5th May starting at 7pm in the Village Hall.
A Public Meeting to discuss the developer's plans for the site was held on Friday 15th April where the Residents Association presented details of its understanding of the plans having met the developer (see presentation below). Following the meeting, the Association has written to the developer with the main issues arising from the meeting - see below.
Arts & Craft Exhibition - 14th and 15th May
Cavanna Homes, the developer, has applied to Teignbridge DC to release it from its obligation to provide 5 affordable homes on the site on the grounds of financial viability. However, TDC has refused the application.
Bronzerock (formally Smugglers Caravan Park)
An application has been submitted to extend an internal road within the site and to reposition some gas storage tanks.
The Planning Inspector has rejected the appeal by the developer of Seaglass so the condition requiring it realign the main road at Holcombe Cross remains. As a result, no more than eight, of the twelve, apartments at Seaglass can be occupied until the road improvement work is undertaken.
Residents Association Membership
Annual subscriptions are now due and all existing members should have received renewal details. If you live in Holcombe and would like to join the Association, please click here for an application form.