Baltic Wharf development details
It will create the town's largest public open space this side of the river.
The developer has made provision for a 'worst case scenario', should government funding for affordable housing become a victim of public spending cuts. Even without government support the site will still contain 21% affordable housing.
South Hams District Council received twice the number of letters in support of the scheme as objections.
A questionaire sent to 4,500 households in the town also drew a 2:1 ratio in favour.
- Space for 350 jobs
Up to 190 new homes with between 30% and 50% affordable
£3 million pound investment into a new boatyard and marine centre
A major new 12-acre green space for Totnes residents
75-unit retirement community providing supported living
Key differences between the apporved scheme and that rejected last year.
- 30% less traffic generated overall - 50% at peak times
60-70 fewer homes
built in an area 20% smaller overall
building density reduced from 85 to 60 dwellings per hectare
building heights reduced
retirement community reduced by 25 percent to about 75 units.