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.
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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.