Please note that the “Download” copy of this document has links to the council documents
Members of the public are welcome to attend a meeting of Combe Martin Parish Council which will be held on Monday 13th March 2023 at 7pm at the Community Centre for the purpose of transacting the following business.
Prior to the meeting starting officially, there will be a talk from North Devon Biosphere.
To accept any apologies from Councillors.
2. Declarations of Interest.
To receive any declarations of interest (pecuniary or personal) and to note any dispensations granted by the Clerk.
3. 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 13 February 2023. Document
5. Clerks Report.
To receive and note a report on actions taken since the last meeting and updates on ongoing projects. Document
6. Reports from Council Representatives (if any)
7. 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.
8. Police Report.
To receive and note the monthly Ilfracombe Neighbourhood Police Newsletter. Document
9. 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 after
publication may be considered:
76656 – Conversion of outbuilding to residential unit at Pack of Cards, High Street, Combe Martin, EX34 0ET
76742 – Application for planning in principle for erection of up to 9 houses at Land at Park Hills, Combe Martin, EX34 0LP
76788 – Application for outline planning permission for 6 dwellings at Land North of Park Hills Industrial Estate, Combe Martin, EX34 0LP
76762 – Retrospective application for small outbuilding ancillary to main house at Scaena, Shackhayes, Combe Martin EX34 0BZ
10. 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 there were no applications, but applications received after publication may be considered.
11. Planning Decisions.
To note the following decisions, made by North Devon Council:
76481 – Approved – Installation of electric vehicle charging stations at Glen Lyn Car Park, Borough Road, Combe Martin
12. Planning Decisions
To note the following decisions, made by Exmoor National Park:
To approve the March “Payments to make” list, and to note the monthly “Payments Made”, and “Receipts” reports and the financial Dashboard from February.
14. To note the draft minutes of the Assets and Land Management Committee.
15. To accept and adopt the following recommendations from the Assets and Land Management Committee.
a. To accept and adopt the Hollands Park Development Plan Document
b. To proceed with the replacement of the steps onto the beach at the Focscle Inn on the basis that the costs are shared 50/50 with the Inn.
c. To identify a Councillor willing to monitor the public footpaths in the Parish for the Parish Path Partnership scheme and also to review membership of the scheme if no Councillor can be found.
16. Hollands Park
a. To receive an update on the works
b. The wall alongside Chapel Lane Photo1 Photo2
c. The entrance to the car park (Cllr. Galloway)
d. Pump Track build (Cllr. Coomber) Document
17. Proposal for Food Pantry at the Community Centre
To consider a proposal to site a community pantry at the Community Centre Document
18. Beach entrance sign
To consider if a better location exists for the main beach entry signage.
To note the correspondence.
Chapel Lane and Hollands Park Ave Residents Association
20. Dates of future meetings.
a. To note the date for the next Parish Council meeting – 17th April 2023
b. To agree a date for a Finance and Policies Committee meeting.
c. To note the date for the Annual Parish Council meeting – 22nd May 2023
d. To note the date for the Annual Parish Meeting – 22nd May 2023
The Annual Parish meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 6pm and the Annual Parish Council meeting will be held after it but not before 7pm, also at the Village Hall.
21. Exclusion of Press and Public
To resolve that the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following items, as they involve the likely disclosure of confidential information.
22. To consider and agree any actions from the Assets and Land Management Committee meeting relating to:
a. Review length of Village Hall lease.
b. Review of Property rents and to consider a related request.
c. Utility separation costs at Seacott.
To receive an update on the staffing situation and to agree any next steps.