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

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

Pre-Planning Design Services

The government’s advisor on Improving the quality of Life through good design is CABE, formed in 2006: – full title “Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. With the launch of the National Planning Policy Framework, a boost was given to Regional Design Panels additional to the National Design Panel. Regulated to be objective, with a fresh viewpoint identifying flaws and the policies the designer … Continue reading Pre-Planning Design Services

Torquay Pavilion

Background  In February 2017, outline planning permission was granted in Torquay for a scheme which includes the following: An 11-storey tower block of flats on our harbourside A 4-5 storey hotel using the Grade II-listed Torquay Pavilion as a foyer A car park for the development on Cary Green, public green space Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion is a Community Campaign, founded in December 2013 … Continue reading Torquay Pavilion

Oldway Mansion

Around 1871 the Fernham estate in Paignton was purchased by Isaac Merritt Singer, the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. The old buildings on the site were demolished and he commissioned a local architect, George Soudon Bridgman[1] to build a new mansion as his home. Isaac Merritt Singer died on 23 July 1875, shortly before work on the original mansion was completed. Paris Eugene … Continue reading Oldway Mansion