Welcome to Parkham Parish
Welcome to Parkham. Moving south from the sea the parish includes the hamlets and villages of Northway, Horns Cross, Foxdown, Hoops, Newhaven, Goldsworthy, Parkham Ash and Broad Parkham. The parish consists of approximately 830 people and 300 dwellings.
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INITIAL CONSULTATION REGARDING STANLEY COURT (HAWKAN VIEW) LAND – TUESDAY 10 TH DECEMBER 2019
Members of the parish were invited to attend a meeting to discuss the future of the piece of land adjoining The Allardice Hall which will be given to the parish as part of the 106 agreement connected with the development of 14 houses at Hawkan View, in future to be known as Stanley Court. The trustees of the village hall will manage this land on behalf of the community who wished to consult with the parish on its future use.
Parish council in brief
Notes of Parkham Parish Council meeting held on Monday, 17 February 2020 in
the Allardice Hall at 7.30pm.
Present: Councillors Bridger (Chairman), Brooke, Dack, Heywood, Lang,
Slee, Stevens. District Councillor Harding, Monitoring Officer and Planning &
Economy Manager, Torridge District Council, two members of the public.
Dispensations and Section 106 Agreement. Torridge District Council
officers explained about the eligibility of Councillors having a Dispensation
and clarified what was a conflict of interest.
Clarification was also given on the Section 106 Agreement in respect of
Representations from the public:
Regarding the poor state of Parkham Green. Speeding at Horns Cross. Junction at Northway.
Declaration of Interest.
Councillor Bridger. Personal Interest in matters relating to the Parkham Pie.
Councillors Brooke and Lang. Prejudicial Interest in the item relating to Hawkcan
View, as Members (Secretary and Chairman) and Trustees of the Allardice Hall.
The Dispensation previously granted to them no longer applied as the business
of the Council would not be impeded with them not being present and the Parish
Council would still be quorate.
When sending his apologies, County Councillor Inch advised that Acre Road is
due to be resurfaced in the next financial year.
District Councillor Harding spoke about the Bucks Mills sewerage scheme.
Horns Cross issues. Councillor Bridger had attended a site meeting with the
Neighbourhood Highways Manager, who stressed the importance of reporting
potholes. If the DCC website interactive map does not show any on a road, it is
assumed the road is in good condition.
Planning: Five planning applications were considered. TDC Decision
Notices were noted.
Matters Arising: Nine items were considered including refurbishment of the
bus shelter, Parkham Green sign and noticeboard and Bucks Mills drainage
Urgent items raised by the Chairman. Letter from a resident regarding
Parkham Green. Councillor Bridger would respond, also pointing out that the
Parish Council had been proactive at that site over the last few years – new
white lines, new planter, refurbishment of the phone box, sycamore tree
checked for disease, plants in the planers and currently the notice board and
village sign are to be refurbished and the light was being repaired.
Lorries delivering to the Hawkcan View site are damaging the verge and the
Neighbourhood Highway Manager is following this up.
The Clerk gave details of training she is undertaking to gain a Certificate in
Local Council Administration qualification.
Next meeting:Monday, 30 March in the Allardice Hall at 7.30pm.
Parishioners will be aware that work has started on the site to the south of the village hall and that foundations for some homes are complete and that one home is well advanced . The aerial photograph shows the extent of the development.
Pearce Homes will build 14 homes of which two will be available for local people to purchase at 70% of market value, future sale of the properties will be subject to the same criteria.
A further home will be sold to a housing association and will be available for rent at social rent level. A number of local people expressed an interest in these discounted homes some time ago when Pearce Homes and the Parish Council were establishing need at the planning stage.
When the project is complete an area of land adjacent to the village hall will be transferred to the village along with a sum of money to be used on the development of the area for recreational and social use. This land will be known as a public open space. This land will be owned by the Parish Council but let to the Allardice Hall trustees who will manage it on behalf of the community.
During the next few months it is the intention of the trustees to call a meeting of local people to consult on the best way this land may be used. (There are of course strict rules over what can and cannot be done with a public open space)
On looking at the aerial photograph the land in question can be seen clearly, it is adjacent to the hall and is the area that is being used by the builders for their temporary buildings and storage of materials.
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