Design Our Space - A New Beginning!



An aerial view of most of the overgrown "Bungalow Garden" that lies at the heart of the Southern Area. The footpath to the Leech Wells runs from bottom left to centre right.

Welcome to the Design Our Space website.

On Tuesday February 24th 2004, South Hams District Council announced that it is withdrawing its own plan for the Totnes Southern Area and would instead work with SOS and the local community to produce a better alternative. Since the Southern Area site will now be designed by and for the people of Totnes, we have changed our name from Save Our Space to Design Our Space or DOS. DOS held its first public meeting at Totnes Civic Hall on Friday March 12th. You can read about it here.

We are holding a Public Meeting and Exhibition to display the plans developed by the architects - details are here.

Note that the DOS Office no longer has a telephone and will be finally closing its doors on 1st October 2004.

Minutes of meetings of the Working party are here.

On these pages you will find:

  1. News - updated 20th September 2004
  2. Who we are
  3. How we intend to produce the new plan
  4. How you can help
  5. Maps and pictures of the area concerned
  6. Details of Public Meetings
  7. Links to useful web-sites

Much of the even older SOS campaign website is available here.

This website is maintained by David Mitchell, who is also responsible for almost all the photographs (for details of how the aerial views - such as the one above - were obtained, see here). All suggestions for improvement are welcome!