Many congratulations and thanks to all those people who wrote in to express their objections to the demolition of the Bay Cafe. The following notice (see link below) has been issued by SHDC’s planners who want more information prior to any demolition. Until the details are provided, demolition cannot proceed without penalty. The delay should provide time for the two outstanding appeals (against the ACV designation & against the refusal of planning permission for 4 houses on the site) to be decided.
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Neighbourhood Plan Progress b 12 January 2018
The following link will take you to the South Hams Planning portal where Gallion Property Developers have just made an application to demolish Warren Cottage/Bay View Cafe after the 18 January.
Our District Councillor, Beth Huntley, is up a mountain in the Himalayas and cannot coordinate the response – she has asked for your help via Charterlands Chatter Facebook.
Its up to you to do what you can as quickly as possible. It takes up to 3 days for an Objection to be posted on the South Hams website once you have pressed the submit button and we only have until 18 January.
1. Forward this note to anyone whom you think would want to stop this demolition and ask them to object to the permission to demolish.
2. Make an Objection yourself as quickly as possible.
The issues are many but these include
Planning Permission was refused by the SHDC for 4 luxury houses on this site. Gallion have not yet heard back from the Inspector who heard their Appeal against the refusal,
The buildings were designated a Community Asset of Value by the due legal planning process. The developers have also appealed against this CAV designation and the relevant tribunal will not be held until April/May 2018.
By applying to demolish what was clearly designated as a Community Asset by the local planning authority, the developers have shown an utter contempt for the local community and for the national planning process.
They should withdraw their application for demolition until AFTER the outcome of their APPEAL against Planning Permission is known.
The South Hams Council should not have accepted a planning Application for Demolition until AFTER the Appeal processes were completed.
This is a national issue and you are urged to write to the local newspapers and voice your concerns about this as a matter of principle.
The second day of the Bay cafe appeal will start tomorrow (Wednesday 20th) at 0930. It’s really bringing the community together to sing with one voice. Be there in the Memorial Hall to enjoy the ebb and flow of the debate from both sides. Who can guess which way the Inspector will move? As good as any TV drama!
Please reply to: Case Management Team (DM)
South Hams – email@example.com
Follaton House, PlymouthRoad, Totnes. TQ9 5NE
West Devon – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilworthy Park, Tavistock, PL19 0BZ
Our ref: 1826/16/FUL
Date: 1st December 2017
Appeal reference: APP/K1128/W/17/3171733
Proposal: Demolition of existing buildings and the proposed development of 4 detached four-bedroom houses and new landscaping on the site formerly known as the Bay Cafe
Location: The Bay Café, Marine Drive, Bigbury on Sea, TQ7 4AS
Appellants name: Galion Homes (Bigbury) Ltd
Appeal start date: 8 September 2017
Further to my letter advising you that an appeal had been received, I am now writing to let you know that the Hearing will be held on the 19th December 2017, in the Bigbury Memorial Hall, St Ann’s Chapel, Bigbury, TQ7 4HQ, starting at 10am. The hearing is expected to last for 2 days.
You may attend the hearing if you wish and, at the discretion of the Inspector, you may take part in the discussion. Information about taking part in a planning hearing can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/planning-appeals-dealt-with-by-a-hearing-taking-part.
The appeal documents are available for inspection on the Council’s website at www.southhams.gov.uk.
The venue has access facilities for people with disabilities. If you have any particular special needs or any further queries, please contact this department.
When made, the decision will be published on the https://acp.planningportal.gov.uk/.
Case Management Team
South Hams District Council
The Bigbury Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is now preparing the Draft Neighbourhood Plan, which when complete will be subject to a six week consultation with the local community and with various statutory and non- statutory parties.
As part of the Neighbourhood Plan process the Steering Group would like to obtain the views of the Parish Council and the local community to the proposed Vision and Objectives for the Neighbourhood Plan which will then be used as a basis for the preparation of the plans and policies.
In preparing this draft of the Vision and Objectives of the Plan the Steering Group members have taken their lead from the responses received to the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire.
This draft will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on 13 December 2017, will be published in the Bigbury News and placed on the Community Website.
We want to ensure that the Vision and Objectives of the Neighbourhood Plan are truly representative of what the community want and would like to encourage parishioners to read the draft, set out below (click on the link below to the VISION AND OBJECTIVES – a MS Word document), and to let us have your comments.
Please could you let us have your comments by Friday, 12 January 2018.
A comments box has been placed at the Holywell Stores or alternatively these can be sent direct to Valerie Scott, Chairman of the Steering Group. Valerie’s contact details are set out below.
Address: Glen Cottage, Bigbury, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4AP
Valerie Scott (Chairperson of Bigbury’s Neighbourhood Planning Group) writes – I enclose an article (Article re Planning Appeal St Ann’s Chapel ) about the planning appeal which has just been made in respect of the proposed development of 8 dwellings at St Ann’s Chapel. This application was firmly opposed by the Parish Council and the community and it is important that people should be aware that they can now make representations to the Planning Inspectorate. I also attach a plan of the proposed development ( StAnn’s Chapel Layout plan ).
Below, you will find links to the final draft of Thurlestone’s Neighbourhood Plan, which is now going out for consultation, an overview of the entire process, and a summary of the plan for ease of reference. These documents were kindly supplied by Sue Crowther, Chair of the NP Group in Thurlestone. Many of the issues are common to Bigbury and these documents may provide some helpful pointers.