A Coalition of Partners is the Only Way

BY THE CHAIRMAN The inevitable passing of the Corbyn Head Hotel plans after chicanery by Torbay Councillors shows that even the craziest plans and the most extreme denials of the Neighbourhood Plan will continue to occur without planning first coming under intense scrutiny, the immediate dissolution of the TDRP, and the closing of the TDA and similar council clone entities. Incidentally, why is the CEO … Continue reading A Coalition of Partners is the Only Way

Corbyn Head Hotel

BY JACK CRITCHLOW When, in the early years of the 19th century, the architects and designers of ‘modern’ Torquay planned where the new villas and town houses, crescents and terraces should be located, they took good care not to violate the natural contours of the hills and valleys and did their best to complement the stunning rural and maritime scenery rather than dominate the surroundings. And … Continue reading Corbyn Head Hotel

Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum is the meeting place for the Torbay Coastal Heritage Trust and we are very grateful. It is worth promoting the excellent work that the Museum does. Well worth a visit during the half term holidays, or just pop by for a coffee and cake: “Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum – a hands-on family-friendly visitor attraction, with lots … Continue reading Torquay Museum

The Torbay Investigation

Interesting news from Torbay – a private investigator has been hired to look into the planning decisions of Torbay Council. A fat file of evidence has been passed to the investigator based on dozens of interviews of local residents, existing and former council employees. The investigator who has taken charge is a journalist with thirty plus years of experience with national newspapers, including the Daily … Continue reading The Torbay Investigation

Message from Our President

BY MERVYN SEAL There is a belief that the real world exists in the countryside, where nature goes about her quiet business, bringing us the greatest pleasure. However, swathes of pristine countryside and vital green fields are as in the past, and now, forever, in extreme jeopardy in Britain. My childhood education included the writings of the 18th Century born poet William Wordsworth. Family would … Continue reading Message from Our President

The Chairman’s Message

It’s a great honour to be voted in as Chairman of Torbay Coastal Heritage Trust. From the Pavilion to Sladnor Park to Oldway Mansion, there are some pressing cases requiring both protection and upkeep, as well as viable action plans for the future. The apolitical nature of the trust attracted me most to the role. I hope to learn a great deal from the other … Continue reading The Chairman’s Message

The Corbyn Hotel

Dear Torbay Council  / Planning In accordance with the Government Farrell Review recommendations 06, Torbay Coastal Heritage Trust; with its team of professionals, are engaging with the neighbourhood, and local communities in Torbay, and are acting as Civic Champions to improve design quality for the Torbay built environment. Application Mr Derek Elliott Architect declared in the application form 18/10/2018, that he acts as the agent … Continue reading The Corbyn Hotel