Help Save Cary Green, Torquay Pavilion and Harbour Conservation Area

by Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion

Help Save Cary Green, Torquay Pavilion and Harbour Conservation Area

by Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion
Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion
Case Owner
We are members of the local community in Torquay who care passionately about our town's heritage and future.
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Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion
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We are members of the local community in Torquay who care passionately about our town's heritage and future.
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Latest: June 19, 2018

Now is our time!



Dear Supporters,

We can now proceed with legal action against Torbay Council! They have now given full permission to the 11-storey tower block, Pavilion hotel foyer and Cary Green car park scheme th...

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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 to fight this scheme, for the benefit of locals and visitors alike. The beautiful heart of our town was granted Conservation Area status in 2004 and contains over 80 listed buildings.

Now, it is seriously threatened with overdevelopment - with your help, we can work to prevent it.

"Torquay’s water front is being treated like a piece of recently reclaimed land in Dubai” – The Victorian Society

The planning permission granted in February 2017 was re-affirmed at a second planning meeting in May. We are now seeking to take the matter to Court with a Judicial Review of the decision to grant this permission.

We are initially looking to raise £5000 to fund our Judicial Review and the work of our internationally-experienced planning lawyer, Richard Buxton. If we are successful, we have the chance to overturn the planning permission for the proposed scheme.  

As a Community Campaign, we seek to challenge what we see as a very unsound planning decision for reasons which include the following:

  • It disregards local and national policies for the Conservation Area.
  • Arguably, it fails to economically justify the significant harm that the scheme would cause.
  • The voices and objections of locals and visitors have been consistently ignored. For example, the planning committee Chairman (who voted in favour of the scheme) was quoted in the local newspaper :

"Sometimes we have to look past objections and be more objective” (14.10.15) 

Help us force Torbay Council and its planning department to listen to its residents, community partnership, statutory consultees and our valued visitors.

Thank you for all your support. Now your donation, big or small, will help us make the Judicial Review a reality, giving our community and visitors a voice.

As well as your donation, sharing the link to this CrowdJustice page and spreading the word will make a huge difference. 

You can join us and find more info on our campaign Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/SaveCaryGreen 

Help our campaign and our community save the heart of Torquay for generations to come.

Update 5

Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion

June 19, 2018

Now is our time!



Dear Supporters,

We can now proceed with legal action against Torbay Council! They have now given full permission to the 11-storey tower block, Pavilion hotel foyer and Cary Green car park scheme that we have been fighting together. Our Solicitor has been informed and we look forward to updating you with the next exciting steps.

Thank you to everyone who is pledging on CrowdJustice - this is what is making our community's legal action possible. We will continue to provides updates here and on our Facebook page, Save Cary Green.

Now is our time!

Save Cary Green & Torquay Pavilion campaign 

Update 4

Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion

June 19, 2018

Now is our time!

Dear Supporters, 

We can now proceed with legal action against Torbay Council! They have now given full permission to the 11-storey tower block, Pavilion hotel foyer and Cary Green car park scheme that we have been fighting together. Our Solicitor has been informed and we look forward to updating you with the next exciting steps. 

Thank you to everyone who is pledging on CrowdJustice - this is what is making our community's legal action possible. We will continue to provides updates here and on our Facebook page, Save Cary Green. 

Now is our time! 

Save Cary Green & Torquay Pavilion campaign 

Update 3

Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion

Feb. 27, 2018

The fight continues!


Dear Supporters,

We would firstly like to thank you for your incredible dedication to our cause, and for helping us to raise over £8000 towards our Court Case.

This will help ensure that we fight Torbay Council and their decision-making process in the most effective way possible as soon as planning permission is issued.

It has now been exactly one year since outline permission was granted by the Council, and the extraordinary delay in the full permission being signed off is now raising serious questions. Whilst we are not expecting neither the Council nor the developer to walk away from the proposals, the way in which our community, heritage and Conservation Area is being held in limbo is completely unacceptable.

We look forward to updating you as soon as we have any further information on any front.

In the meantime, keep pledging and sharing – your support makes our campaign possible.

Save Cary Green & Torquay Pavilion Campaign.

Update 2

Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion

Sept. 23, 2017

Onwards and upwards!

Dear Supporters,

The incredible support and generous pledges of local people, visitors and lovers of Torquay have succeeded in raising 100% of our initial target of £5000 in just two weeks. This puts the power in our hands and will enable us to submit a Judicial Review application. 

Our campaign and our solicitor have so much confidence in the case that we are now crowdfunding the full £15000 stretch target necessary to cover a Court Case. We are really excited about the next steps and will keep you posted on all major updates.

Keep pledging, keep sharing!

Well done everyone,

Save Cary Green & Torquay Pavilion Campaign

Update 1

Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion

Sept. 11, 2017

Featured in the local news

Dear everyone,

Thank you so much for your support and for all the positive messages you have been sending!

We have just had an amazing article written about our Judicial Review and crowdfunding, featured in Devon Live. Check out the article by following the link below:

http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/torquay-tower-block-campaigners-enlist-455422

In just three days, we're already nearly half way towards our initial target, which is absolutely incredible - well done!

We'll keep everyone updated and can't wait for the next stages,

Save Cary Green & Torquay Pavilion Campaign 

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