Category: Perspectives

Are we being short-changed?

Devon County Council seems to have given up on Totnes. Was it as a result of losing the legal battle over its High Street scheme that went to the Court of Appeal in April 2016? Some say it cost Devon County Council over £100,000 in legal fees. As a result of this does the County…

Puddavine Yard: Clever by half in the wrong location

Contributing Editor Perspective Whatever finally happens to the proposed cargo container commercial/retail space at Puddavine Yard, it has so far provided an interesting glimpse into the strange machinations that attach themselves to the planning process. For the uninitiated, a planning application has been submitted to South Hams District Council to use buffed up shipping containers…

A Town Under Attack!

TOTNES – A TOWN UNDER ATTACKFIRST ATTACK – POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT AT CO-OP SITE I have been informed that Churchill Retirement Homes is in the process of purchasing the Co-op site with a view to demolishing the building and redeveloping it with 40 or so retirement apartments extending into the car park but leaving the small…

Passport to Totnes

Jonathan Cooper has achieved worldwide fame… for both himself and Totnes in just a few days. And Totnes Pulse can never let an opportunity to stand in the reflected light of glory pass, so we just had to meet up with him, Molly the dog and Kevin Childs. Before we knew it we were pledging…

Other Worlds – Sam Richards

Other Worlds by Sam RichardsOTHER WORLDS   There are other worlds they have not told you of. There are other worlds they don’t want you to know about. There are other worlds they keep secret In a bunker Where they keep the love-a-ton bombs of accord And goodwill So that you won’t know.   There’s…