Agenda 2020 November 03

Oct 29, 2020 | Agendas

The Agenda for the Parish Council’s meeting on 3 November 2020 at 7:30 pm can be read below or downloaded as a pdf here: AG_2020_November BPC

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council                                       29 October 2020

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 7:30 p.m. using public videoconferencing for the purpose of transacting the following business.

 OPEN FORUM – The Chairman invites Questions from Parishioners

  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 6 October 2020.

  1. COVID-19 Response

To review the project to ensure that residents and visitors have access to support and information.

  1. Report from Devon County Council Councillor

To note and agree any action necessary following verbal reports

  1. Report from South Hams District Council Councillor

To note and agree any action necessary following verbal report.

  1. Planning Issues
    • SHDC Planning Approvals/Refusals

To note the decisions as follows:

  • 0700/20/FUL Dartmouth Grove The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa Blackawton TQ9 7DE. Re-siting of existing Green Keeper’s outbuilding and compound and construction of 12 short term holiday lodges (lawfully caravans) and associated parking and landscaping. Conditional Approval.
  • 3239/20/COM Stone Farm Blackawton Totnes TQ9 7DE. Notice of intention to install 1x 8m wooden pole (6.2m above ground). Permitted development.
  • 3279/20/AGR Watsons Farm Buildings Blackawton TQ9 7AZ. Application to determine if prior approval is required for proposed new road to access farm buildings. Prior Approval Not required.
    • Review of New Applications

To comment, with recommendations as necessary, to South Hams on the following applications:

  • 3185/20/FUL Barn At SX 803 499 North Millcombe Farm Blackawton TQ9 7AE. Conversion of traditional stone barn to dwelling.
  • 3243/20/ARC Blacksmiths Cottage Woodford Blackawton Devon. Application for approval of details reserved by condition 9 of Planning Application 0263/19/FUL.
  1. French Furze Project & Business Units

To receive report on meeting with Linden Homes.

To discuss the MUGA.

To discuss any other project issues and action required.

  1. Parish Lengthsman Report

To note the report and agree any actions required.

  1. EV Charging Points

To consider suitable sites for discussion with DCC.

  1. Churchyard Wall

To receive an update on the project to repair extensive loose stones on the churchyard wall’s capping, Cousins Cross entrance, and small area on Main Street wall.

  1. South West Water Sewage Overflow Incident

To receive an update.

  1. Finance
    • Update on Current Financial Position

To receive report.

  • Payments for approval:

Parish Lengthsman, Works to 5/10/20, £240.00

Defibrillator, Maintenance agreement, £198.00

  • To consider making a grant of £25 to the Royal British Legion
  • Grant Application – To support the initial operations of the Blackawton Business Units
  • Grant Application – Community Shop for transfer of website to be fully hosted by the Community site
  • Grant Application – Blackawton Playing Fields Committee for tree removal
  1. Correspondence

To note, and respond as necessary to, miscellaneous correspondence.

  • 17/10/20, Local electricity bill, Suggestion for councillors to organise an online visit to MP’s constituency surgery
  • 26/10/20 DCC, Safety tested reused TVs, vacuum cleaners and lamps available from some recycling centre resale shops
  • 26/10/20 Libraries Unlimited, Request funds to refurbish the mobile library van
  1. Remembrance Sunday

To confirm BPC’s representative

  1. Reports from Parish Councillors and Wardens

To note, and agree action on, verbal reports.

  1. Next Meeting

To confirm the date for the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


The meeting will be held using Zoom videoconferencing.

Meeting ID: 831 6849 7317

To join the meeting:

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Dial in by phone +44 203 481 5237


  1. You do not need to subscribe to Zoom to join the meeting.
  2. You will be held in an online ‘waiting area’ until the meeting starts.
  3. Please, if you can, turn your video on – not only would it be lovely to see you, but it really helps you to feel engaged with the meeting.

Annette Thom

Parish Clerk