Hoyle Copse

Future of Goodrington, White Rock and Brixham road

UNDER THE TORBAY LOCAL PLAN  plans for a residential-led, mixed-use development on 70 acres (30 ha) of land, west of the Goodrington area of Paignton, south of White Rock and west of the A3022 Brixham Road are being considered.

By way of background the site, is currently in agricultural and used as cattle-grazed pasture. Although the site wasn’t at the time allocated for development, the Planning Inspector recognised its potential to be re-appraised to meet future strategic development needs of Torbay, once concerns over ecology and landscape impact had been investigated further and suitable mitigation measures proposed.

It is suggested that Community benefits of the proposed development include; much needed affordable housing together with a range of small scale business units, to be let to local businesses at affordable rents, plus significant improvements to Brixham Road, including widening, new crossings and bus stops. Other gains include; offering greater access to the countryside for all residents of the locality, providing new allotments and contributions to local facilities and amenities such as school places and high-speed broadband internet. 

If this is allowed to happen it will mean the loss of valuable agricultural land and Torbay will be creeping even nearer to our Parish thus running the risk of Stoke Gabriel becoming part of Torbay!!

Your Parish Council urgently asks yo to submit your views when a two-week public consultation is launched on Thursday 11 May when the plans and a feedback survey will be available online at www.inglewoodtorbay.co.uk.

Alternatively there are two key stakeholder presentation and discussions sessions taking place on Thursday 11 May as follows:

Session 1 is from 11.30am – 1pm and Session 2 from 2pm – 3.30pm

South West Energy Centre, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7BJ.

If you are unable to attend at these times, you may also like to know that there will be two further public drop-in sessions at the exhibition, from 3.30pm – 7pm on Thursday 11 May and from 10am – 3pm on Saturday 13 May, to which you are also most welcome to attend.