Members of the public are welcome to attend a meeting of Combe Martin Parish Council which will be held on Monday 10th July 2023 at 7pm at the Community Centre for the purpose of transacting the following business.
Apologies – To accept any apologies from Councillors.
Declarations of Interest – To receive any declarations of interest and to note any dispensations granted by the Clerk.
Public Participation Period – In line with Standing Orders, this item shall not exceed 30 minutes and a member of the public shall not speak for more than three minutes.
To approve and sign the minutes for the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 12th June 2023. Document
To note the minutes of the Community Centre Committee meeting held on Monday 26th June 2023. Document
To note the draft minutes of the Personnel Committee meeting held on Monday 3rd July 2023. Document
Clerks Report – To receive and note a report on actions taken since the last meeting and updates on ongoing projects. Document
County and District Councillor Reports – To receive and note reports from the County and District Councillors on their activities or the activities of their Council, which affect or relate to Combe Martin.
Police Report – To receive and note the monthly Ilfracombe Neighbourhood Police Newsletter. Document
Planning. North Devon Council, the determining authority has asked for comments from the Parish Council on applications affecting Combe Martin. At the time of publication that was the following applications, but applications received later may be considered:
77156 – Listed building consent for the creation of new vehicular access at Combe Martin Community Centre, Church Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0LQ
77293 – Creation of new vehicular access at Combe Martin Community Centre, Church Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0LQ
Planning. Exmoor National Park, the determining authority has asked for comments from the Parish Council on applications affecting Combe Martin. At the time of publication that was the following applications, but applications received later may be considered:
62/19/23/002LB – Verwill Farm, Combe Martin, EX34 0PE.
Listed building consent for the proposal replacement of 5no. Timber sash Windows.
Planning Decisions – To note the following decisions, made by North Devon Council:
77001 – Approved – The Bungalow, Combe Martin, EX34 0NZ. Conversion of
agricultural barn to dwelling together with creation of vehicular site access and associated landscaping.
77085 – Approved – Land adjacent Nutcombe Hill, Combe Martin, EX34 OPQ.
Erection of agricultural shed and associated works.
Planning Decisions – To note the following decisions, made by Exmoor National Park: None.
Planning Correspondence (to note):
Planning Appeal: Appeal Ref: APP/X1118/D/22/3312645 – Morsha, King Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0DA – Appeal is dismissed.
Finance – To approve the July list of payments to be made. Document
Finance – To note the monthly “Payments Made”, “Receipts”, and “Dashboard” from June.
Beach – To consider a request for an accessibility mat/walkway onto the beach.
Beach Cleaning – To consider the questions raised by Combe Martin Clean Beach Group (Mr. Ray Ashman):
Is the Council aware of the North Devon Litter Strategy? Document
Does the Council endorse our initiative and is it happy to work with us where appropriate to bring about changes?
Does the Council have a Councillor with a remit for the beach and/or beach raking?
Is there a seaweed management plan?
Will the Council consider working with local businesses to address the issue of their rubbish that ends up on the beach (“producer responsibility”)
Is the road-sweeping service satisfactory?
Is the bin-emptying service satisfactory?
Can we have some signage please?
Can the Council use media to put out positive messages about our village (“proud to be clean”) and provide relevant information?
Street Lighting – To consider the actual quote, the impact on the agreed plan, and on the budget. Quote BOQ
18. Empty Shops – To consider what (if anything) the Council can do about the empty shops in the village.
19. Newberry Shelter – To consider a timetable for replacing the structure.
20. High St / Coach Car Park – To consider a new parking layout. Document
21. Land Disposal – To consider disposing of two bits of land, originally obtained to
create a riverside walk. Neither are accessible and both represent a liability, rather than an asset to the Council. Plot 1 Plot 2
23. Exclusion of Press & Public – To resolve that the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item, as it involves the likely disclosure of confidential information.
24. Mill Wier Lane – To discuss and agree any further actions.
25. Council Leases – To discuss and agree any further actions.