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There is a digital version of the latest edition of our Parish magazine, Country News. Clicking this text will take you to the Country News
Parish Council Meeting
Shillingford Parish Council held its first in-person meeting of the year on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 7:30 pm. The meeting, at the village hall, was attended by ten members of the public.
This meeting was the Annual Parish Council Meeting (where the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year are elected): Cllr Peter Barwell was re-elected as Chairman and Cllr John Parrott was elected as Vice-Chairman after Cllr Wilf Turner stepped down from the role.
The meeting was immediately followed by the Annual Parish Meeting.
The next meeting will be Tuesday 8th June 2021. Further information will be published on the notice boards and the community website.
From 2021 Shillingford Parish Council will change their meeting day to the second Tuesday of every other month.
Tuesday 9th February 2021
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Tuesday 18th May 2021 - Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 8th June 2021
Tuesday 10th August 2021
Tuesday 12th October 2021
Tuesday 14th December 2021
Temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking A379 Exeter Road to Peamore Truck Centre, Kennford. From Monday 7th June 2021 until Friday 11th June 2021
Cllr Parrott and Cllr Carr (with help from his grandson) have been hard at work trying to improve internet speeds in Shillingford Abbot. They have signed up to the Community Fibre Partnership and the next stage will be looking for grants and funding.
Update - There has been enough uptake to go ahead with the upgrade, which will hopefully commence within the next six months.
The Parish Council are considering investing in vehicle activated speed signs in 2022, and will be looking at locations and costs over the coming months to see if the proposal is viable.
A date of 22nd June 2021 has been suggested for a public meeting, to discuss how to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and to talk about speed limits and village signs.
Whilst the actual memorial is in a good state of repair, the brickwork surrounding the Peamore War Memorial is in need of re-pointing work and the parish council will be looking to obtain grants to enable the work to be carried out.
The annual litter pick has been postponed.
The Parish Council supported two planning applications at the May meeting:
Glebe Farm House, Shillingford St George - Installation of a free standing solar panel unit
West Pengellys, Barton Lane, Shillingford Abbot - Works to garden wall.
The Parish Council are aware that residents have been asking if the grass on the village green could be cut. As the Parish Council are not responsible for the village green and the trustees refuse to allow us to cut the grass, we are not in a position to cut it.
The Village Hall Diary is now available online and we're able to take bookings by email.
Why not try us for your wedding party, birthday party, class or meeting?
Barratt Homes are proposing to develop a site at the Alphington end of Waybrook Lane. Clicking this text will take you to the planning proposals. Further information is available from the Parish Clerk.
CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON POSSIBLE HOUSING SITES
Message from Cllr Alan Connett:
The Government requires at least 751 new houses a year to be built in Teignbridge.
The council is now consulting on potential sites for the new housing and it's vitally important local residents have their say too, says local councillor Alan Connett.
You can see the full details online at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/localplanreview
Copies are also available at local libraries and at Teignbridge's offices at Forde House in Newton Abbot. It may also be possible to make arrangements through our local parish councils to view the copies they have by contacting the Clerk to the Parish Council.
The consultation runs until12 noon on Monday 9 August, so please be sure to have your say before then.
In summary, the Government has a formula which determines how many houses each council area must have, and the council is required to identify enough land to meet the 'housing need'.
This is known as the Local Plan and for Teignbridge, it is looking at site options up to the year 2040. At this stage no decisions have been made on which sites will finally be earmarked for housing or other development, such as for jobs, for example.
In the main, the proposed sites will have been put forward by landowners for consideration to be included in a future Local Plan for development, added Alan.
Potential development sites are identified at nearly all local villages including the parishes of Starcross, Kenton, Exminster, Kennford, Whitestone, Ide and Shillingford St George.
I am sure there will be a lot of comments on social media, like Facebook, but I can't state enough just how important it is to make sure you put in your comments to the Council.
You might think Teignbridge should simply say it will have no truck with the Government's housing figures. There are some real 'perils' in taking that approach.
Firstly, if not enough land is identified for housing, then developers could put in planning applications for any sites that might suit them - and they could win permission on Appeal to the Government's independent Planning Inspectorate.
Secondly, the Government could simply give the job of making the Local Plan to another council, or to its own appointed inspectors.
Painful as it is, I think it's better that local people are involved in deciding where any new housing or jobs might be placed. We've already got enough Government interference as it is, in my view, said Alan.
In summary, please look at the potential sites now being consulted on. The website link is www.teignbridge.gov.uk/localplanreview and get your comments in by 12 noon on 9th August. Thank you.