Residents vote on future of major south Devon site

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TOTNES residents go to the polls today on whether a ground-breaking project at the town's former Dairy Crest site gets the go-ahead.

The Atmos Totnes project has been drawn up in consultation with the local community and is one of the first of its type to be progressed in the country.

A large housing complex, a new hotel, workshops and a café and bar are proposed as part of the Atmos regeneration scheme on the banks of the River Dart.

The site has been unused for almost 10 years since the Dairy Crest factory closed with the loss of 160 jobs.

If the project is approved, work could potentially start on site next year with the project taking a couple of years to complete.

If there is a no vote then the control of the site will be passed back to Dairy Crest.

Polling stations across the town are open between 7am and 10pm.

Residents in the Totnes Town Council voting area have been notified of their polling station on their polling card.

The information statement, notice of referendum and other related documents can also be found at www.southhams.gov.uk/atmosreferendum

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