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Anonymous said...
Lets not start this one again it cuts both ways but -

I appreciate a lot of original Salcombe folk would like to see every house occupied by local
people 24/7 but in reality that’s not going to happen but had they not been so eager to take the
money on offer over the last 30 years or so it could have been?

"You can't have your cake and eat it" springs to mind.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:39:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
"had they not been so eager to take the money on offer over the last 30 years"

Well said. At last, a comment made on logic and facts.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 4:16:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
Which brings us to the question of why those who sold up should expect us to bend over
backwards to provide affordable local housing for their children at the expense of our
environment... Which is exactly what has happened at East Portlemouth!

Friday, November 13, 2009 9:18:00 AM GMT

Anonymous said...
Even without the influx of second home owners, do local people really think house prices in
the SW area would still be at 1970's and 80's rates. Im sorry but housing inflation is prevalent
throughout the UK and hasn't singled out the SW for special treatment. I would imagine there
are quite a few people who would not be in a position to a buy a house regardless of market
forces and use use second home owners to vent their frustration?

Friday, November 13, 2009 9:42:00 AM GMT

Anonymous said...
I grew up in Salcombe and now live in London, there is not a chance I could afford to move
back to Salcombe. I would love to but there is not a job within 150 miles that would pay
enough for me to be able to afford a house in Salcombe...so why should I be any different to
anyone else who grew up in Salcombe, if you have to move to afford a house or get a decent
job then so be it. THATS LIFE!

Wouldn't life be great if we didn't have to make sacrifices...

I now have to make do with visiting Salcombe whenever I can. But I still don't feel that I have
a god given right to live in Salcombe.

Friday, November 13, 2009 7:02:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
Have people seen the "Housing Needs Survey" results on the Salcombe Town Council
website.

Whats the opinion on the reports recommendation for 24 social housing units?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:38:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
Based upon the survey on this site:

Is the "Strategic Housing Plan" good for Salcombe?

7% 7 people voted for

93% 93 people voted against the above.

Understandable, considering that there are not enough jobs in Salcombe to even house the
locals who are actually living here already!

Come off of it Salcombe Council, stop trying to deceive everybody in Salcombe of your
alterior motives!

Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:11:00 AM GMT

Anonymous said...
On the basis there are more houses than jobs, why do we need 24 more?
All that will do is further degrade an AONB which in turn may affect Tourism and diminish
Salcombe's economic plight?

There are enough overseas workers taking up positions in the UK, people will have to move to
find jobs, in turn this free's up the houses needed for the elderly and vulnerable, BUT its a
massive problem not easily solved without some tough policies!

Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:53:00 AM GMT

Anonymous said...
No planning application is in place, so any lobbying has limited value, although the
Shadycombe site has recently been cleared.

When an application is submitted I hope that the Salcombe Blog will be a mustering point for
anyone who does not want this scheme to happen.

The Town Council is not effective, I doubt if Totnes will take any notice of the views of the
TC. Two of its more savy members have resigned which concerns me. Almost all of the Town
Councillors have an interest, in that they live on Beadon, so favour the Shadycombe site.

I have real concerns that the building of any affordable housing will encourage outsiders to
move in and further depress the job market for locals.

No one has clarified what number of affordable houses is required by government, or whether
any are required in Salcombe.

Anonymous who now lives in London makes a key point. Also the villages around Modbury,
Kingsbridge, Morleigh etc. are far more affordable than living in Salcombe and offer a
practical alternative for affordable living.
Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:22:00 AM GMT

Anonymous said...
BE WARNED EVERYBODY..........The 'affordable housing' at the top of Salcombe wasnt
really needed as living in Salcombe is not a necessesity if you work in Salcombe. Have any of
the so called locals heard of commuting for Gods sake!!!!! There are available house in
Kingsbridge where that small town has been ruined by cheapish homes!

The so called locals (whereby most of them are not infact local but moved here from further
afar for an easy life) think that they should be given everything on a plate, cheap housing
benefits, cheaper council tax, even better if you are pregnant!!!.

Get off your asses and find jobs that pay as everybody else has to!

INFACT, some of the people living in the affordable housing from what I have read on this
blog have been sent down from Coventry to start a new life......NOW SOMETHING SMELLS
FISHY TO ME.

More affordable housing should be delayed as it is not needed. End of!.....Look at the new
housing allocation and see how much it is going to ruin the most beautiful parts of Salcombe.

If I can get a sea view without working hard, Im selling up my holiday home moving to
Salcombe, getting my girlfriend pregnant and claiming poverty. Job done

Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:28:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
Who ever commented regarding:

Is the "Strategic Housing Plan" good for Salcombe?

The results they put were incorrect.

They are:

Yes 10 (7%)

No 119 (92%)

So, it looks like the general conscensus is that 'the people' have spoken and do not want
affordable housing spoiling this area of natural beauty.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:26:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
ISNT THE REASON FOR HAVING A COUNCIL IS TO SPEAK FOR THE PEOPLE OF
SALCOMBE!

THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES ALLOWING THE TOWN TO BE


RUINED BY THE UNWANTED OVER DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOMES.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:51:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
According to the survey results found on the Salcombe Town Council website, of the 580
(34.1%) respondents, 81% of people were in favour of a small local housing development. Of
these returns, 82% were main home owners & 89% were second home owners??

Surprising results when you consider whats written on here?

Thursday, November 19, 2009 2:12:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
Not really that surprising, the questionaire was loaded toward indicating a need for affordable
housing, and comes on the heels of a lot of groundwork by prospective developers.

I don't think many people would object to very controlled development for locals, particularly
if this used infill sites like the Bury and the land between Main Road and the existing
affordable housing.

Two other thoughts, if the council hadn't sold off council houses this would not be a problem.

It is very probable that future housing will be on land sold off by the council a few years ago!

Thursday, November 19, 2009 2:47:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
Of the approx 1700 homes in Salcombe 72% or so either did not reply or were not in favour.

I appreciate the Council cannot do much more than send the survey out but thats not
democracy!

Sorry but if the council force this kind of planning through on the basis that 28% of residence
may be in favour of the "small development" they should all resign without question.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 3:02:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
Well said.

Any suggestions on how to get a "true" council survey including the second home people who
were not able to comment through being unavailable or not receiving the form to give a "true"
reading of how people feel about the unnecessary over development of Salcombe.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 6:43:00 PM GMT

Anonymous said...
Two things.....

00devon - Can this blog be moved to its own forum, as this was a Cable Cottage discussion?

Are there any Councillors amongst us who fully understand the workings of Council office
and what mandates can and cannot be proposed? i.e setting the minimum level of acceptance
at 51% for any new social housing to be agreed? At the end of the day councils should
represent the people!

Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:26:00 PM GMT

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