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The development of the Royal Oak’s car park by the building of 4 houses has been approved. Full details of the South Hams DC Decision Notice and Officer’s Report can be found via the following link:- http://apps.southhams.gov.uk/planningsearch/default.aspx?shortid=05%2f2313%2f14%2fF
As part of the usual Parish Council meeting on 12th March 2014, there will be a presentation about a possible future housing development at StAnn’s Chapel by the scheme’s originator. This presentation will be an important part of the required community consultation about what is, at the moment, a pre-application enquiry for planning permission.
A preliminary outline sketch showing the locatiion and the sort of scheme envisaged is available here – Cundy Estate SK131101 140109 Sketch Layout Draft
This will be your first public opportunity to comment on the proposal.
NOTE: At the February Parish Council meeting, councillors expressed their opposition to the scheme on a variety of grounds despite the inclusion of several allotments and some additional affordable housing.
The South West Housing Association is moving forward with its plans for Bigbury’s affordable housing site at StAnn’s Chapel. Click on this link for an outline of the proposed area and footpath:-
Site Preference Voting Slips have been included with all December’s copies of Bigbury News for parishioners from Bigbury to express their preferences for the three candidate housing sites. Anybody listed on the current Parish Electoral Register is eligible to vote and extra copies of the form can be obtained in the shops at StAnn’s Chapel, Bigbury Village and Bigbury on Sea (post office). Each form has a unique number to prevent duplicate submissions.
Please return your completed forms to one of the shops by January 15th 2012.
At the PC meeting of 9th November, 3 sites from the original 10 offered by landowners were selected by the Council for further evaluation for affordable housing under SHDC’s Village Housing Initiative (VHI). The 3 sites in question can be found on the maps posted on 11th September as 1) Hingston Farm – Cullen 2) Holwell Farm, field 6647 3636 – Hext 3) A Davies 3rd site (near farm).
The decision-making matrix and criteria can be found in the DOCUMENTS section of the Bigbury Parish Council GROUP along with a summary progress report of the VHI to date.
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).