Minutes from the Parish Council meeting of 12th October 2011 are available in the DOCUMENTS section of the Bigbury Parish Council GROUP. They await approval at the November meeting of the council.
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The Agenda for the PC meeting of 12th October is now available in the DOCUMENTS section of the Parish Council GROUP.
The Minutes of the PC meeting of 14th September, subject to approval at the next PC meeting in October, are posted in the DOCUMENTS section of the Bigbury Parish Council GROUP.
As a direct result of SHDC’s Village Housing Initiative which aims to create sustainable (i.e. they should not compromise the future) rural communities , in accord with the Taylor Report (2008), 9 potential sites were originally offered to the Parish Council for consideration, since revised to 10 sites*. The approximate locations of the potential sites at St Ann’s Chapel (5 red pins, 1 green pin) and Bigbury on Sea (4 yellow pins) can be viewed here in two separate images – hint: two, separate, single clicks on the images will enlarge the picture to full size, eventually. The sites will be publicised at the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 14 th September (see EVENTS). Future public meetings and publications in Bigbury News will provide ample opportunity for community input to the site selection process but, als0, see below.
* At the Parish Council meeting of 14th september, Andrew Davies confirmed that he will be offering a third site, nearer to the road and adjacent to his barn, as marked (green pin) on the revised photograph, below. This now makes a new total of 10 potential sites for consideration.
To express your views about these sites, please join the discussion FORUM on Affordable Housing on the BIGBURY PARISH COUNCIL page of this website. However, at the PC meeting of 14th september, it was agreed that the approximate location of the 10 sites would be shown on maps to be published in Bigbury News along with a voting form for parishioners to list their preferences in priority order (see Minutes of PC meetings in DOCUMENTS in the Bigbury Parish Council GROUP on this website).
The Taylor Report on the need to create affordable housing in the countryside was commissioned by the last government and published on 23rd July 2008; it forms an interesting backdrop to the current debate in Bigbury. The document can be found in the Bigbury Parish Council GROUP by scrolling down to the DOCUMENT section where you can search according to several criteria.
The opening of a new footpath between Ringmore and St Ann’s Chapel, Bigbury, was celebrated on 3rd July by speeches of thanks, much cutting of red tape, and a joint community walk in brilliant sunshine between the start and finish points. At the half-way stage at St Ann’s Chapel, Holywell Stores very kindly provided welcome refreshments for all. A brief slide show can be seen by clicking the following link:-
If you’re interested in the survey that supported the 2009 Parish Plan, join the Parish Council GROUP and open the DOCUMENT folder. In there you’ll find what you are looking for, along with the Minutes of the latest PC meeting.
On the question of housing developments in Bigbury (not necessarily low cost/low rent), the survey revealed that only 21/311 individuals supported the option of carefully designed larger groups of houses whilst 160/311 supported the option of single dwellings being developed in controlled locations. Ten households identified a need for alternative accomodation and, of these, 7 households required a low cost or low rent property. Of 286 respondents, 27% supported finding a way to offer affordable, low cost accomodation and 43% wanted the sale of new accomodation restricted to local people (needs careful definition!. Top of the list of important issues identified was the creation of a sustainable community with greater protection of the countryside and wildlife in second place.