Agenda 2023 April 04

Mar 30, 2023 | Agendas

The Agenda can be read below or downloaded here:  AG_2023_April BPC

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council 30 March 2023

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 4 April 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Blackawton Village Hall for the purpose of transacting the following business.

              1. Carbon Savers Course 7:30-7:45

              2. Module 1 – Calculate your Carbon Footprint.

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 7 March 2023.

  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:

  • 0020/23/HHO Heyes Main Street Blackawton TQ9 7BG. Householder application for a single storey extension to side/rear of the property to replace current shed/workshop. Conditional Approval.
    1. Review of New Applications

To comment to SHDC on the following applications:

  • 0591/23/HHO 4 Cheavestone Lea Blackawton TQ9 7AU. Householder application for conversion of garage to recreational/quietspace.

  • Variation to the premises licence of The Seahorse Restaurant, 5 South Embankment, Dartmouth, TQ6 9BH.

  • For Information: 4163/22/CLE The Brake Blackawton TQ9 7DE. Certificate for lawfulness for existing use of: The workshop as a furniture making workshop, Jackson’s Cabin and Kale’s place as independent unit of residential units. Use of buildings have been undertaken for a period of 10yrs. Certificate of lawfulness also sought for the development of: The Workshop, Jackson’s Cabin, Jake’s Place, The Studio & the Bakehouse. Buildings have been complete for in excess of four years.

  1. Sustainable South Hams Assembly – Rivers, 18 March 2023

To receive a Report on the Assembly, and river quality and nutrient neutrality.

To confirm BPC support to continue communications with South West Water regarding sewage outflow.

To consider the proposal to purchase four testing kits (£100) if Blackawton is accepted into the Citizen Science Initiative as volunteer samplers.

  1. Consultations

  • South West Water, Draft Water Resources Management Plan. Closes 9 May 2023.

  1. S106 for 1972/17/FUL- Erection of four dwellings at Greenslade Road Blackawton

To agree to ask SHDC to ensure the construction of the required new public footpath.

  1. Re-location of Slapton Line Memorial

To consider the proposal that the Parishes jointly accept Field Studies Council (FSC) management of the land on FSC terms.

  1. Parish Website – COVID resources pages

To confirm that the pages will be removed.

  1. Information Management

To consider the proposed policy.

  1. Maintenance of the Closed St Michael’s Churchyard

To consider the proposal to establish BPC’s legal position.

  1. Community Energy

To consider the proposal that BPC works to support local groups.

  1. Affordable Housing in Blackawton

To consider action available to BPC.

  1. 20’s Plenty for Devon Campaign

To consider BPC supporting the campaign.

  1. Finance

    1. Update on Current Financial Position

To receive the Reports.

    1. Payments & Receipts

To authorise the following payments

  • Devon Communities Together membership, £50

  • Westdown Farm Ltd, Cemetery Hedge, £90.00

  • Clerk, March Expenses reimbursement, £17.69

To note payments made since the March meeting:

  • Clerk, March Salary, £474.49

  • HMRC, March, £122.20

  • NEST Pensions, March, £42.77

  1. Correspondence

  • 9/3/22 Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Introduced and provided contact details

  • Anthony Mangnall MP Open meetings with South West Water’s representatives: Brixham: 30th March 2023 at 5pm & Totnes: 27th April 2023 at 5pm.

  1. Annual Parish Meeting

To note that the meeting will take place on 18 April 2023 at 7:30 pm.

  1. Next Meeting

To note that the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council and the next monthly Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 16 May 2023 starting at 7:30 p.m.

  1. Closure of the Meeting

To consider passing 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. Parish Council Insurance

To consider the quotes received.


Annette Thom

Parish Clerk