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 email@example.com. Enjoy!
The Planning Inspector has now published his findings. He has upheld the developer's appeal in respect of the 20 houses (design, appearance etc) but has imposed a condition that at least a third of the houses should have render.
On the second appeal relating to the additional 15 houses, the Inspector has refused the appeal - this relates to the number of affordable houses needed on this part of the site. The Inspector's report is below.
Residents Association AGM
The AGM will be held on Friday 7th April at 7.15pm in the Village Hall. Following the formal part of the meeting, there will be an "Open Forum" to discuss Network Rail's proposal for the railway line / sea wall and the Construction Management Plan for Little Leigh.
A video has been produced showing the dangers of various roads in, and around, the village. If you would like to see the video, please contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We understand that work on realigning the A379 at the Holcombe Dip will commence on 3 April.
The development, which will be called "Baymount", will commence on 10 April if approval for the Construction Management Plan is obtained in time. The Plan can be accessed by clicking here
Charity Quiz Night
We raised £488.24 which was split between AIMS and the 24hr Heart Monitor Fund. Many thanks to everyone who supported the event.
The Chairman's Report for 2016 is now available, detailing developments in the Orchard over the last year.
Arts & Crafts Exhibition
A few of the exhibits are now available to view online - click here