The result of the Village Referendum is as follows, whilst it is not legally binding it is an indication of how the village feels with regard to the developments proposed and those being currently built.

In the future it is proposed that a Parish Referendum will take place depending on the results of our campaign. 

Category

 

 

Number

%

Specification

 

Estimated houses in Parkham

168

     

 

Distributed referenda

165

98

as % of estimated houses

Collected referenda

142

86

as % of those distributed

Unreturned or uncollected

23

14

as % of those distributed

 

   

 

     

 

Results - Are you happy to see Parkham Expand?

 

 

 

 

 

Blank returns

 

4

3

as % of those returned

Yes

   

19

13

as % of those returned

No

 

 

119

84

as % of those returned

 Verified by PL Smart Parkham councillor from Horns Cross 15/12/21

Parkham Welcomes

 

Sir Geoffrey Cox QC MP

Councillor Jeffrey Wilton-Love

  • Torridge do not have a 5 year Land supply plan and no clear strategy for building applications.

  • There appears to be no outlook of this situation being resolved in the near future.

  • Developers not being held to account once permission approved.
  • Substantial (78) level of housebuilding has been approved, further major builds in pipeline. Represents 25% expansion.

  • Considerable discontent across the community to the recent level of building.

  • Public Meeting of Parishioners held to voice concerns (some 80 attendees).

  • Lack of infrastructure, Parish Council would like to “freeze “development to monitor impact of houses in pipeline.

  • If the current rate of development continues it will change Parkham forever.

Torridge need to be driven to implementing a land supply strategy with the utmost urgency. 

In our opinion this will not take place without external intervention.

The community must have a greater input in the decision process.

What further actions can we take to address this situation?

What further actions will you take to address this situation?

  • Development is piecemeal, there is no overall plan for development

  • There is no attempt to build houses that are really affordable housing (Current builds are £350k upwards).

  • The affordable housing scheme is being exploited for profit.

  • Adverse impact upon Farming

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