Agenda 2021 March 02

Feb 25, 2021 | Agendas

The Agenda can be downloaded here AG_2021_March BPC 

or read below.

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council                                       25 February 2021

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 2 March 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. Census 2021- Community Engagement Manager for Plymouth & the South Hams
  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 February 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 Issues
    • SHDC Planning Decisions
  • 0462/21/TEX St Michaels Church Church Hill Blackawton TQ9 7BQ. T1: Cherry – fell, remove, dead. Grant Exemption.
    • Review of New Applications

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

  • 3574/20/FUL Halwell Business Park Halwell TQ9 7LQ. Provision of new industrial warehouse building (Class E (former B1 only), B2 and B8 use).
  • 0390/21/ARC The Old Forge Blackawton TQ9 7AA. Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 3 and 4 for planning application 0400/19/FUL.
  • 0297/21/CLE Shielings Ridge Lane Blackawton TQ9 7HJ. Certificate of Lawfulness for exisiting non compliance with occupancy condition (resubmission of 3526/20/CLE).

The decision of the Planning Authority will be on the basis of factual evidence only, not the planning merits.

  1. French Furze Project

To consider the proposal that BPC takes ownership of the MUGA, Toddler Play Area, and Car Park.

To discuss any project issues.

  1. Blackawton Environment Policy

To consider adoption of the redrafted Environment Policy, including support of the carbon offset proposal, and supporting the Action Plan.

  1. Climate Ecological Emergency Bill

To consider the draft motion to support the Bill.

  1. Survey of BPC Trees

To note the report and agree any actions to address its recommendations.

  1. Churchyard Trees

To agree BPC’s response to the condition that an ornamental cherry with 8-10 cm girth be replanted.

  1. Finance
    • Update on Current Financial Position

To receive report.

  • Payments – To agree the following payment:
  • Cllr Mewes, Reimbursement for Cherry Tree, £39.99
    • Grant request – To consider the request from Youth Mental Health Foundation for a grant of £177 or £271.
    • Clerk’s Expenses Reimbursement Claim
    • Clerk’s Overtime Claim – Overtime to dispose of or archive BPC’s documents.
  1. Delegated Authority

To consider approval of the proposed delegations to the Clerk.

  1. Correspondence

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

  • Citizens Advice – Distribution of ‘COVID Winter Grant Scheme’ to support with the cost of fuel or food due to the continuing hardships caused by COVID-19
  • SHDC 2/2/21 Parking Tariff Changes consultation 4 to 25 February 2021
  1. Reports from Parish Councillors and Wardens

To note, and agree action on, verbal reports.

  1. Scheduling of Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council
  2. Next Meeting

To confirm the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 6 April 2021 at 7:30 p.m.



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