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!
Cavanna Homes, the developer of the Southdowns Road site, has submitted a detailed planning application to build 18 houses. Full details can be found on Teignbridge District Council's Planning Portal. The Residents Association has objected to certain aspects of these plans - see below.
The next Residents Association meeting will be on Friday 16th October where Helen Kendall, from the Met Office and a local resident, will be speaking.lick here to edit.
The Residents Association, in conjunction with the Church and Community Orchard, is organising a "beating the bounds" and Apple Day celebrations on Sunday 18th October - see the next Newsletter for further details. The route we will be following is shown below.
Thank you to everyone who supported the MacMillan Coffee Morning in the Village Hall. Over £300 was raised for the charity.
The developer of Seaglass has applied for the removal of the condition that presently requires it to realign the main road at Holcombe Cross (see September Newsletter for further details). The Association has strongly objected to this and has written to both Teignbridge District Council and Devon County Council Highways.
Anyone who would like a "No Cold Callers" sticker should contact Andy on 01626 888072