Agenda 2023 December 05

Nov 30, 2023 | Agendas

The Agenda can be read below or downloaded here:  AG_2023_December BPC

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council 30 November 2023

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 5 December 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in St Michael’s Church 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 7 November 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:

  • 2714/23/FUL Balsam Farm Vicarage Road Blackawton TQ9 7AY. Application to convert an outbuilding to ancillary living accommodation, revised proposal to application 3855/22/FUL to replace obscured glazed windows proposed to South elevation with timber boarded windows & reduce level of excavation at rear to form access tothe garden. Conditional Approval.

  • 2815/23/FUL West Hartley Bungalow Blackawton TQ9 7DHProvision of replacement dwelling. Conditional Approval.

  • 3382/23/PDM Land At Sx 801 505 Blackawton. Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed change of use of agricultural buildings/barns to 2No dwellinghouses (class C3) & for associated development (Class Q (a+b)). Prior Approval Given.

  • 2914/23/ARC Watsons Farm Blackawton TQ9 7AZ. Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 7 (Roof, hardstanding & external wall materials/finishes) & 11 (DEV32) of planning consent 1709/22/FUL. Discharge of condition Approved.

    1. Review of New Applications

To comment to SHDC on the following applications:

  • 3673/23/FUL The Old Dairy, North Millcombe Farm Blackawton Totnes TQ9 7AE. Replacement dwelling following Class Q approval, including landscaping& engineering works.

  1. Cemetery Management

  • To approve revised Cemetery management proposal.

  • To approve Grounds Maintenance Specifications & Contract.

  1. Churchyard Grounds Maintenance

To confirm completion of 2023 contracted works.

  1. Maintenance of the Closed Churchyard

To consider Report on meeting with SHDC & further action.

  1. Street Lighting in Blackawton

To consider the information from DCC and whether to carry out a community consultation.

  1. Thermal Imaging Camera Hire

To confirm whether BPC will hire a camera, and to agree how it will be used and who by.

  1. Finance

    1. Update on Current Financial Position

To receive Reports.

    1. Payments & Receipts

To authorise the following payments:

  • Clerk, Expenses reimbursement, £29.48

  • Pittman Trees, Removal of ash, £180

  • Parish Lengthsman, 17/5-4/11/23, £793.5

    1. 23/24 Salary Award

To note the Award and confirm that it will be implemented.

    1. Draft Budget 2024/25

To consider the draft budget.

  1. Correspondence

For information or consideration.

  • 16/11/23, SHDC, Planning training town and parish councils, 24 January,4.00pm-7.00pm, On-line

  1. Next Meeting

To confirm the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 9 January 2023 at 7:30 p.m.


Annette Thom

Parish Clerk