Agenda 2022 September 06

Sep 1, 2022 | Agendas

The Agenda can be downloaded here or read below AG_2022_September BPC

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council                         31 August 2022

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in Blackawton Village Hall 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 Member’s interests in Agenda items

  1. Minutes of Previous Meetings

To approve minutes of the Meeting held 5 July 2022.

  1. Report from South Hams District Council Councillor
  2. Report from Devon County Council Councillor
  3. Planning Applications
    • SHDC Planning Decisions

To note the decisions as follows:

  • 2120/22/COM Wadstray Top Middle Wadstray Farm Blackawton Totnes TQ9 7DD. Notice of Intent to Install Electronic Communication Apparatus comprising three Antennas, three RRH’s and one GPS Node and associated ancillary equipment on the existing tower. Permitted development.
  • 2414/22/TCA St Michael’s Church Church Hill Blackawton Totnes TQ9 7BQ. T1 – Ash – Fell due to progressive Ash Dieback. No objection raised.
  • 2099/22/HHO Woodfin Cottage Blackawton TQ9 7BW. Householder application for demolition of existing extension & outbuilding & erection of single storey extension, loft conversion, internal alterations & landscaping to garden. Conditional Approval.
  • 4783/21/ARC Pasture Farm East Allington TQ9 7QA. Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 5 and 6 of planning consent 0232/19/FUL. Split Decision
  • 4678/21/CLE Land Adjacent 25 French Furze Road Blackawton. Certificate of lawfulness for existing use of land for B8 purposes (storage of builder’s equipment and materials) and associated buildingand container. Cert of Lawfulness (Existing) Refusal.
  • 1765/22/CLP 4 Main Street Blackawton TQ9 7BG. Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed installation of energy efficiency measures & conversion of garage. Cert of Lawfulness (Proposed) Certified.
  • 1785/22/FUL The Old Dairy, North Millcombe Farm Blackawton Devon TQ9 7AE. Demolition of an existing agricultural building & construction of a replacement dwelling following Class Q approval 2462/19/PDM & associated landscaping.
  • 1284/22/FUL Woodford Farm Blackawton TQ9 7AA. Application to replace dwelling permitted by application ref 2929/20/PDM with an alternative design using the same internal building footprint and location, proposing to replace existing steel portal barn with more sensitive, high quality design allowing for provision of new building with significantly improved thermal & Environmental performance. This application also seeks permission for associated landscape works and erection of small, open-sided tractor shed. Conditional Approval
  • 1501/22/CLP 3 Main Street Blackawton TQ9 7BG. Certificate of Lawfulness for Conversion of existing utility area to habitable space and energy efficiency works to the building envelope. Cert of Lawfulness (Proposed) Refusal.
    • Review of New Applications

To comment to SHDC on the following applications:

  • 2562/22/FUL Waterslade Blackawton TQ9 7BS. Alteration & extension of existing outbuilding to provide 2 bedroom cottage.
  • 2130/22/FUL & 2131/22/LBC Lower Ash Farm Blackawton TQ6 0LR. Householder & Listed Building Consent for Conversion & change of use of traditional farm buildings to 1 residential dwelling & 2 self-catering holiday units together with restoration of other barns & landscaping scheme.
  • 2852/22/HHO Netheravon 2 Vicarage Road Blackawton TQ9 7AY. Householder application for rear courtyard extension to existing dwelling.
  • 2455/22/ARC Hutcherleigh Turn Blackawton Devon. Application for approval of details reserved by condition 6 (Surface Water) of planning application 1103/22/FUL.
  • 2757/22/FUL Development Site at SX 793 508 Blackawton. Erection of stable block and change of use to equestrian.
  • For information. 2331/22/PDM Higher Pasture Farm East Allington TQ9 7QA. Application to determine if prior approval is required for proposed change of use of agricultural buildings to 5No. dwellinghouses (Class C3) and for associated operational development (Class Q (a+b)).
  • For information. 2437/22/CLP 3 Main Street Blackawton TQ9 7BG. Certificate of Lawfulness for Proposed use of existing utility area to habitable space & energy efficiency works to the building envelope.
  1. Consultations
  • SHDC Survey of Residents’ Views ‘My Place, my Views’. Closes 17/10/22. 5pm
  1. Blackawton Beacon Flaming Torch School Sign

To consider proposal to reimburse resident who purchased replacement sign (£400)

To consider proposal to welcome contributions towards the cost.

  1. EV Charging Points

To consider BPC’s response to the proposal from Econetiq to install EV charging points in Village Hall, Business Units, and French Furze community car park.

  1. Village Horticultural Show Commemorative Cup

To consider a request to fund the purchase and engraving (£104.00).

  1. Access to the Carbon Savvy Course starting October 2022 for all BPC Councillors

To consider a proposal for all BPC Councillors to access the course (£99).

  1. Tree Warden – To consider the offer from a resident to do the role.
  2. Parish Lengthsman – To consider advertising the vacant role and to agree the timings.
  3. Report on Maintenance of the Cemetery

To note the Report and agree any action.

  1. Grounds Maintenance – To confirm the timing of the all areas cuts.
  2. Main Street Phone Box Refurbishment – To receive an update Report.
  3. Dream Away Grants for holidays for children and adults with disabilities
    To consider making a grant to the scheme and to promote it.


  1. Finance
    • Update on Current Financial Position

To receive reports.

  • Payments & Receipts

To authorise the following payments

  • DALC Data protection training  £33.60
  • ARCCAS Cemetery yellow and blue zones 2/6, 15/6, 29/6    £306.00
  • ARCCAS Churchyard Frequent Zones 11/8 & 24/8            £180
  • ARCCAS Cemetery Yellow and Blue Zones 11/8 & 24/8           £204
  • Clerk July & August Office Expenses Reimbursement CE44           £28.94
  • Williams and Triggs Refixing of two memorials           £420.00
  • Bay Trees Services Removal of ash tree       £570.00
  • Parish Lengthsman, Feb to June 2022, £195.00

To note payments made since the July meeting:

  • ARCCAS Churchyard frequent maintenance 2/6, 15/6, 29/6    £270.00
  • Kingsbridge Websites Annual Support Renewal           £80.00
  • Community Shop Parish Meeting refreshments           £66.65
  • ARCCAS Cemetery Yellow & Blue 13 /7 & 28/7            £204.00
  • ARCCAS Churchyard Frequent Zones 13 /7 & 28/7           £180.00
  • Clerk July Salary £391.26, August Salary £393.85
  • HMRC July PAYE £101.00, August PAYE £101.00
  • NEST July Pension      £35.35, August Pension £35.35

To note Receipt:

  • Resident, Additional inscription on memorial tablet, £40.00
    • Option to opt out of SAAA central external auditor appointment arrangements – To confirm that BPC will remain in the scheme.
    • Authorisation of payment of Grounds Maintenance and Maintenance Contractor Invoices – To consider authorising payment of invoices due in 2022 under contract as permitted by Financial Regulation 5.6.
    • Lloyds Bank Treasurers Account

To consider increasing the minimum balance to £1,000.

  • Coleridge Group Bank account

To respond to Cllr Brazil’s enquiry about the moving the funds in the account.

  • Clerk’s Overtime Claim – To consider approval of claim for five hours.
  1. Correspondence

The following correspondence, for information.

  • June 2022, Cllr Rake responded to a residents enquiry about drainage at French Furze: Referred to contact Vistry and SHDC.
  • 6/7/22 Cllr Rake to Vistry re Business Units
  • 30/7/22 Resident, Support of rewilding of the Churchyard
  • 2/8/22, South West Water, Sewage Spills to Garra, Cllr Mewes sent further enquiry
  • 22/8/22 Allotments Association: Added to website and email address created
  • 26/8//22 Proposed 1 day road closure Hutcherleigh in November for utilities work
  • Sustainable South Hams Assembly 8/10/22 1:00-2:00, Invitation
  1. Next Meeting – To confirm the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 4 October 2022 at 7:30 p.m.


Annette Thom

Parish Clerk