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. There is also a kiosk, the Salty Dog, in Smugglers Lane near the beach. 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.
Cavanna Homes, the developer of the site, has submitted its Construction Management Plan for approval by Teignbridge District Council together with a number of other documents e.g. redesign of the houses, to discharge conditions attached to its planning approval.
The CMP can be viewed by clicking here. The Association has significant concerns with this document and has provided comments to Teignbridge District Council looking for more consideration on how construction vehicles will safely get to the site - see below.
If approval for the CMP is forthcoming, development will start in the week commencing 1st October.
Dawlish Town Council - The Lawn Working Group
The Working Group is presenting its plans for the future of the Lawn in Dawlish at various locations around the town over the next few weeks.
There are also a number of static displays where you can view the proposals and leave feedback.
The Group's Interim Report with recommendations can be accessed by clicking here.
Teignbridge Local Plan Review
A Review of the Local Plan is taking place. Full details of the review can be found on the Teignbridge website - click here. The Association's views on the Plan are set out in the July Newsletter.
Resilience work on the railway
We are now awaiting the next round of Network Rail's consultation for the rail line at Holcombe, in particular the preferred option of moving it out to sea. Below are a number of documents relating to this issue.
Holcombe Lunch Club
The dates for the remainder of the year and for 2019 are now available - click here