Agenda 2023 February 07

Feb 2, 2023 | Agendas

The agenda can be read below or downloaded here; AG_2023_February BPC

To all members of Blackawton Parish Council                         2 February 2023

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Blackawton Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 7 February 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in Blackawton Village Hall for the purpose of transacting the following business.


  1. Blackawton Playing Fields Committee’s Chair
  2. The BPC Chair 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 10 January and 23 January 2023.

  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:

  • 0067/23/COM The Firs Blackawton TQ9 7DE. Notice of Intent to Install Electronic Communication Apparatus Comprising Three Poles at 10.5 metres high (9 mtrs above ground). Permitted development.
  • 3855/22/FUL Balsam Farm Vicarage Road Blackawton TQ9 7AY.Application to convert an outbuilding to ancillary living accommodation. Conditional Approval.
  • 4274/22/ARC Watsons Farm Park Lane To Millcombe Cross Blackawton Devon TQ9 7AZ. Application for approval of details reserved by condition 3 (Landscaping/Tree Planting Scheme) and 4 (Bats Licence) of planning consent 1709/22/FUL. Discharge of condition Approved.
  • 0054/23/ARC  Watsons Farm Blackawton TQ9 7AZ. Application for approval of details reserved by condition 9 (Surface Water Drainage) of planning consent 1709/22/FUL. Discharge of condition Approved.
    • Review of New Applications

To comment to SHDC on the following applications:

  • 0149/23/AGR  Land at SX 81747 50945 Blackawton. Application to determine if prior approval is required for proposed 10m x 4.26m propagation polytunnel & a 50m x 4.26m caterpillar tunnel.
  • 0309/23/COM Middle Wadstray Farm Blackawton Totnes. Notice of Intent to Install Electronic Communication Apparatus Comprising existing EE/H3G 3 No. 4-Port CV65BSX-2X2 Antenna on 2.2m long support poles & Z-brackets fixed to headframe corners to be removed & replaced with 3 x panel antennas mounted on 3 x new MAFI 2.5m long 46.1×2.5mm CHS poles mounted to headframe corners using 6 new MAFI 3274 universal pole mounts, existing 3 x 2100 MHAS installed behind Antennas to be removed & replaced with 3 active routers & 3 x active routers &3 DTMSD installed new MAFI CHS pole using standard pole fixings & associated internal equipment upgrades.
  1. BPC Tree Planting & Tree Works

To consider the Report regarding the management of trees which are BPC’s responsibility.

  1. Cemetery Waste Management Plan

To consider the proposal circulated.

  1. Lamp Post in St Michael’s Churchyard

To consider a project to restore the lamp post.

  1. Blackawton Parish Lengthsman

To consider approval of proposed 23/26 contract hours, specifications, and contract.

  1. Maintenance Contract

To consider approval of proposed 23/26 contract, specifications, and contract.

  1. BPC Minute Books 1894 to 1997

To consider the proposal to transfer the books to Devon Archives and to post the electronic copies of the transcripts on the community website.

  1. Installation of WiFi in Blackawton Village Hall

To discuss an enquiry from a resident about BPC support to install WiFi in the Village Hall.

  1. Grant Request

To consider the application to BPC from FOBS for a grant to support the new gardening club at Blackawton Primary School.

  1. Finance
    • Update on Current Financial Position

To receive Reports.

  • Payments & Receipts

To authorise the following payments

  • Clerk, Office Expenses Reimbursement, £17.29
  • Society of Local Council Clerks Annual Fee, pro-rata, £64.36
  • Tindle Newspapers Devon Limited, Contracts advert, £118.80
    • To consider the Clerk’s claim for overtime.
  1. Correspondence

To note or consider:

  • 6/1/22 Fallen tree FPO9 has been referred to DCC and cleared.
  • 8/1/23 Cllr Mewes to South West Water, Request for a reply and asking about the management and environmental consequence of the collapse of the treatment tank foundation in December 2022.
  • 30/1/23, Invitation. South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership Annual Forum 22/3/23, 09.15 – 13.00 via Teams.
  1. To set dates: Annual Parish Meeting (1 April – 1 June) and Annual Meeting of the Council (May)
  2. Next Meeting

To confirm the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 7 March 2022 at 7:30 p.m.




Annette Thom

Parish Clerk