The presentations and site plan for the proposed NP development at StAnn’s Chapel are available in the DOCUMENTS section of the NP GROUP: Click on Neighbourhood Plan tab on front page of website then >DOCUMENTS > select CATEGORIES or scan list of documents
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Following the recent press release about Community Housing, please see the following link to our poster advertising the survey:- Housing survey poster_final
Vicky Croughan │ Communications Specialist – BA(Hons), PGCE
South Hams District Council │ West Devon Borough Council
Tel: 01803 861429 l Mobile: 07780 561740
South Hams District Council is asking people who are looking for affordable or more suitable accommodation to complete a short questionnaire helping them to understand the housing need within the local area.
Many people report that they cannot afford to buy, or rent, a home in the place where they have a personal connection. This could be the place where they grew up, or perhaps where their extended family live, or even where they work, due to the high cost of housing. In the South Hams, it is not uncommon for average house prices in some communities to be up to 15 times average incomes and it is recognised that the lack of suitable homes for local families has had a major impact on the energy and sustainability of local communities. This is where the Community Housing Strategy can help.
The Community Housing Strategy, awarded South Hams District Council £1.88m to help meet the housing needs of local residents looking to buy, or rent, homes costing in the region of £150,000 – £200,000.
The Council would like to invite residents who cannot find affordable or appropriate housing within their local village or town, to complete a short questionnaire telling them about the housing need in their area. This survey will help the Council to understand which communities are interested in buying or renting community housing, which could then be targeted for future project development.
South Hams District Council will use these survey results to target key need areas and actively support community housing groups, both financially and with development resources, to progress the development of high quality homes. This process will involve a further, and more comprehensive full housing needs survey, discussions with local Parish Councils and community groups to discuss suitable site selection, before projects can be designed and implemented. These homes will then be available to residents with local connections, where the cost of market housing is currently beyond their reach.
South Hams District Council’s Executive Member for Customer First, Cllr Hilary Bastone, said:“I am absolutely delighted that this government funding will help us to address the housing needs of our local residents. We have known for a long time that lower incomes in Devon stop many families from living in their local communities, forcing them to move away from friends and family, in order to afford suitable housing.
“This first step survey will inform us of where the problem areas are and we can then concentrate on working with local community groups to identify where we can support local housing projects to get off the ground.
“I encourage residents who are not on the housing ladder to take five minutes to complete the survey letting us know exactly where the issues are locally so we can use the money to target the areas of greatest need.”
Supporting the development of this strategy is the Devon Rural Housing Partnership, who said: “The Devon Rural Housing Partnership is pleased to be working with South Hams District Council on this high level housing survey. It is important that we identify where appropriate housing is needed in order to prioritise resources on the right communities.”
The survey is now open until Saturday 31 March at 5 p.m. To share your views on local housing needs, please complete this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.
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
The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 31 July 2017.
The Planning Inspectorate has appointed two Inspectors to examine the Plan. Wendy Burden BA DipTP MRTPI will lead the examination, supported by Yvonne Wright BSc (Hons) DIPT&CP MSc MRTPI.
All correspondence between the Inspectors and the Councils is published on our website and will be updated as the examination progresses.
The first letter from the Inspectors is now available and the Councils are busy working to prepare a response.
Examination Hearings: January 2018
The hearings are planned to start during the week commencing 29 January 2018. A more detailed timetable for the hearings will be available by the end of October 2017. We will send out a news bulletin to let you know when this is available.
Examination Hearings: Taking Part
If you submitted comments to the Regulation 19 consultation during March and April 2017 and you still wish to participate at the hearings, please contact the Programme Officer on or before midday on the 6 October 2017 to confirm that you wish to appear. You will need to provide the ID number of the relevant representation.
Any party who fails to register or confirm their wish to appear on or before that date will not be included in the programme for the hearings.
Programme Officer: Contact Details
The programme officer responsible for assisting the Inspectors with all aspects of the examination is Robert Young, who is independent of the three councils and works directly to the Inspector.
All communications for the Inspector should be sent to the Programme Officer.
Programme Officer, Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan examination
c/o Robert Young
Joint Local Plan Team
Strategic Planning & Infrastructure
Plymouth City Council
West Hoe Road
Application No.: 4097/16/OPA Date Received: 21 December 2016
Proposal: READVERTISEMENT (Amendments to detail of proposed new access and road
layout) Outline application with some matters reserved for residential development of circa 8 dwellings, open space and associated infrastructure with all matters reserved except for means of access (and associated off-site highway works)
Location: Proposed Development Site At Sx 663 471, St Anns Chapel, Bigbury, Devon
Dated 11th July 2017:- The South Hams District Council hereby REFUSE permission to carry out the development – described above for the following reason(s):
1. The proposed development is likely to generate an increase in pedestrian traffic on
highways lacking adequate footways and also lacking adequate visibility at the junction
of the C252 and the B3392 with consequent additional danger to all users of the road
contrary to paragraph 32 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy DP7 of the
South Hams Local Development Framework and Policy DEV 31 of the emerging
Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan.
2. Having regard to the new road access points, the provision of a new relocated and
wider highway and the resulting loss of Devon Hedgebanks, the proposal will fail to
conserve the landscape and scenic beauty in this part of the South Devon Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty contrary to paragraph 115 of the NPPF, Policies CS9 and
DP2 of the South Hams Local Development Framework and Policies SPT11, DEV24
and DEV27 of the emerging Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan.