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!
Cavanna Homes, the developer, has submitted revised plans following the refusal by Teignbridge DC to reduce the number of affordable homes on the site. The revised plans (see link below) appear to have addressed the previous concerns on the lack of pavements and design of the affordable homes. However, the latter are still clustered together in the NW part of the site.
Planning Application for Southdowns Road
Two formal planning applications have now been submitted. The first details the reserved matters on the land that already has outline planning consent for 20 houses. The second is a full application for a further 15 houses on land allocated in the Teignbridge Local Plan. The applications can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
Application covering reserved matters on 20 houses.
Application for a further 15 houses.
We have also received a response from the developer to the issues raised in the Public Meeting on Friday 15th April - see below.
After considering the above information, the Association has decided to object to the applications for reasons set out in the letter below. It is encouraging its members to write to the Teignbridge District Council by 3 June in similar terms.
Arts and Crafts Exhibition - Sat 14th and Sun 15th May
Many thanks to everyone who attended the exhibition and to all the exhibitors and stall holders. It was a great success. And particular thanks to the Organising Committee without whom the event would not have taken place.
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.