Agenda 2024 February 13

Feb 8, 2024 | Community News Post

The Agenda can be read below or downloaded here: AG_2024_February BPC

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council 8 February 2024

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 7:30 p.m. in St Michael’s Church for the purpose of transacting the following business.

a. Open Forum

The Chair invites Questions from Parishioners.

b. Councillors Forum

Cllrs may raise items for attention or for future consideration.

  1. Apologies

To receive apologies for absence

  1. Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of Members’ interests in Agenda items

  1. Minutes of Previous Meetings

To approve minutes of the Meeting held 9 January 2024.

  1. Report from South Hams District Council Councillor

  2. Report from Devon County Council Councillor

  3. Planning Applications

    1. SHDC Planning Decisions

To note the decisions as follows:

  • 3673/23/FUL The Old Dairy, North Millcombe Farm, Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7AE. Replacement dwelling following Class Q approval, including landscaping& engineering works. Withdrawn.

    1. Review of New Applications

To comment to SHDC on the following applications:

  • 3937/23/FUL Dartmouth Golf And Country Club, Blackawton, TQ9 7DE. Proposal for a new Golf Pro Shop.

  • 3967/23/FUL Woodford Farm, Blackawton, TQ9 7AA. Permission to replace dwelling permitted by application 1284/22/FUL with a revised design & landscape provisions.

  • 0371/24/HHO & 0372/24/LBC Clyston Barton Blackawton TQ9 7AB. Householder application & Listed Building Consent for minor alteration to approved Householder & Listed Building Consents (1181/23/HHO & 1182/23/LBC) for revised replacement Veranda design.

  • 0399/24/CLP Greenacres Farm Blackawton TQ9 7BL. Certificate of lawfulness for proposed single storey side extension. For information.

    1. Other applications
  • 4052/23/HHO Woodcott, Blackawton, TQ9 7AA. Householder Application for alterations and extension.
    No meeting called to comment.

  1. Royal Garden Party Nominations

Closes 2pm, 21/2/24: celebrate 75th Anniversary of the Commonwealth, excellence, service, & from within PC.

  1. Invitation from East Allington Parish Council to join Councillor Training in Thursday 15 February

To consider confirming acceptance and payment for those who wish to attend.

  1. Parish Lengthsman Report

To note the Report.

  1. Cemetery

To consider BPC’s approach to levelling the surface of graves.

  1. Consultations
  • South Hams Community Action, Isolation Survey

  1. Finance

    1. Update on Current Financial Position

To receive Reports and Bank Reconciliation.

    1. Payments & Receipts

To authorise the following payments:

  • Narthex hire, 16 January and 13 February, £40.00

  • Clerk expenses reimbursement January, £30.93

To note receipts:

  • Resident’s burial in lawn cemetery, £125.00

  • Former Resident’s Interment of ashes, £110.00

    1. Risk Register

To note that the review of the Register and statement of Internal Control are taking place.

    1. Grant applications

To consider the following applications for grants from BPC and the timing of payments.

      1. West Dart Bus (Ivybridge CDTA), £200.00

      2. Replacement Union Flag, £94.93

      3. Sustainable Blackawton

To consider the request for a grant of £99.95 for River Fly water testing kit.

  1. Correspondence

The note and/or consider.

  • Visitor, War memorial lettering requires maintenance

  • 5/2/24, BPC’s insurer was notified that the PCC has not responded to correspondence regarding its legal responsibility for churchyard maintenance

  • D-Day 80 Commemoration on 6 June 2024,

  • Sustainable South Hams, 30/1/24, Composting Pilots opportunity

  • SHDC, 31/1/24, Advance notice of public consultation on Public Space Protection Orders

  • Devolution Deal for Devon. Proposals being considered DCC and Torbay Council Cabinets

  1. To set dates: Annual Parish Meeting (1 April – 1 June) and Annual Meeting of the Council (May)Annual Parish Meeting

  2. To plan arrangements for the Annual Parish Meeeting.

  3. Next Meeting

To confirm the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

  1. Closure of the Meeting

To consider a resolution, in accordance with the 1960 Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act, to exclude the public and press during consideration of the following item(s) because of the commercial-in-confidence nature of the business.

  1. Planning Repairs to the Cemetery Wall

  • To consider quotes for repairs to the wall
  • To consider quotes for traffic management
  • To agree preferred timing of the repair.
  1. War Memorial Lettering Maintenance

  • To consider authorising the work.


Annette Thom

Parish Clerk