Meeting Cancelled – Agenda 2021 April 13

Apr 8, 2021 | Agendas

The meeting this evening has been cancelled because of the period of national mourning for the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


The Agenda can be downloaded her or read below  AG_2021_April 13 BPC

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council                                       8 April 2021

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 13 April 2021 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 2 March 2021.

  1. COVID-19 Response

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

  1. Report from South Hams District Council Councillor

To note and agree any action necessary following verbal report.

  1. Report from Devon County Council Councillor

To note and agree any action necessary following verbal report.

  1. Planning Matters
    • SHDC Planning Approvals/Refusals

To note the decisions as follows:

  • 0001/21/LBC Woodford Farm Blackawton TQ9 7AA. Listed building consent for installation of air source heat pump units outside of the property with associated works. Conditional Approval.
    • Review of New Applications

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

  • 3494/20/NMM Development At Sx 8052 5109, Town Farm School Lane Blackawton Devon. Non material minor amendment to planning consents 06/0992/14/F and 0318/18/VAR to increase the size of the soakaway.
  • 0757/21/HHO Foxglove Barn Blackawton TQ9 7DG. Householder application for new timber garage to provide secure storage and parking.
  • 0847/21/FUL The Old Dairy North Millcombe Farm Blackawton TQ9 7AE. Replacement Dwelling Following Class Q Consent and Full Consent to Extend Curtilage.
  • 0862/21/ARC Dartmouth Golf And Country Club Road To Dartmouth Golf And Country Club Blackawton Devon TQ9 7DE. Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 3 and 4 of Planning Permission 0700/20/FUL.
  • 1166/21/ARC Proposed Development At Sx 8074 5071 Blackawton Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 3, 8 and 9 for planning application 1972/17/FUL.
  • 0657/21/ARC Blacksmiths Cottage Land adjoining Woodcott, Woodcott, TQ9 7AA. Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 3, 4, 5, 6,10, 11 of planning permission 0263/19/FUL.
  • 1058/21/HHO East Down Barn Blackawton TQ9 7AW. Householder application for demolition of existing garage/outbuilding and erection of new. Neighbouring parish consultee.
  1. Consultations
  • Totnes & South Devon Bus Strategy Survey by Anthony Mangnall MP. Closes 20 May.
  1. French Furze Project

To discuss any project issues.

  1. French Furze Business Units

To consider request for a grant for legal expenses.

  1. BPC Forward Plan

To consider approval as an evolving document to be posted on the parish website.

  1. Bus Shelters outside Woodlands

To note the action to replace the ’plastic’ in the vandalised timetable case.

To note repairs made by the supplier to refix the retaining wall and to replace the bus stop sign on the Totnes bus shelter.

  1. Management of BPC’s Trees

To note the Risk Assessment Survey of BPC Trees.

  1. Climate Ecological Emergency Bill

The consider supporting the Bill.

  1. Stoke Gabriel Cycle track

To consider writing in support of the proposal

  1. Parish Lengthsman’s Report

To consider any action required by BPC.

  1. Finance
    • Update on Current Financial Position

To receive report and bank reconciliation.

  • Payments Due

To agree payments as required:

  • Westdown Farm Ltd Cemetery hedge   £54.00
  • Came & Company Insurance Premium             £411.84
  • Cllr Mewes Cherry Tree          £39.99
  • Devon Association of Local Councils Annual Membership Fee, £186.32

To note direct debit to be made in April-

  • ICO Annual fee            £35.00
    • Receipts
  • First instalment of the precept, £8,250
  1. Correspondence

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

  • 26 February 2021 Enquiry letter about planning permission – referred to SHDC in first instance
  • Parishioner, Notice of works to stabilise a hedgebank near Wood Corner and to change entrance onto the highway, noted and referred to DCC
  1. Reports from Parish Councillors and Wardens

To note, and agree action on, verbal reports.

  1. Annual Parish Meeting

To consider moving the Annual Parish Meeting to take place before 7 May. To confirm arrangements.

  1. Next Meeting of BPC

It is planned that the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council and the ordinary May meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

To consider closing the meeting to members of the press and the public while quotes are considered due to commercial in confidence nature of the business

  1. Tree-works

To consider quotes for the tree-works to Box in the churchyard and the Monterey Cyprus in the Cemetery as recommended in the risk assessment survey.

  1. French Furze Project

To agree BPC’s preferred firm of solicitors to represent it regarding the receipt of land at French Furze.


The meeting will be held using Zoom videoconferencing.

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Dial in by phone +44 203 481 5237

Meeting ID: 844 463 3513

  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