Agenda & Clerks Report for March 2019 Meeting

2019 Agendas Uploaded on March 6, 2021


Chairman: Cllr Nick Randle

Clerk: Sarah-Jane Martin
The Belfry, Yarcombe, Honiton, Devon EX14 9BD
Tel: 01404 861234 Email:

To: Cllrs Nick Randle, (Chairman), Lesley Pidgeon (Vice Chairman), David Barnes, Steve Horner, Tony Long, Sue Parris, Clive Stone, Maggie Tomkinson, Tony Wiggins, Cllrs Ian Chubb and Paul Diviani.
All members of the Council are summoned to attend a meeting of Yarcombe Parish Council to be held in The Yarcombe Village Hall on Monday 4th March 2019 at 8pm for the transaction of business as set out below.
Members of the public and press are welcome to attend.
Signed: Sarah-Jane Martin, Clerk, 23rd February 2019


1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest
To receive disclosures of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in items on the agenda.

3. Minutes
To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 4th February 2019.

4. Parish Council Priorities

5.b Open Session for Public Participation

6. Finance
a. To receive the Clerks report on the current Financial Position
b. To approve payments in line with the schedule in the Clerks Report.
• Whether to renew the Blackdown Hills PN Subscription – 426 Electors at £0.225p (recommended is between £0.20 and £0.25p)? Payment set for £95.85 slight increase from £82.80 last year.

7. Reports
To receive the following Reports
a. County Councillor
b. District Councillor
c. Police
d. Yarcombe Community Land Trust
e. Reports from Individual Councillors

8. Clerk and Correspondence
Discussion / Decisions and Actions required:
• Email received from Highways concerning the proposed replacement of the post and rail fence with posts and a galvanised hand rail. Their response as follows “I have been speaking to our asset team and there are 2 options as follows:
1. I can put a request in as a Scheme which would mean that when funding becomes available, DCC would carry out the works, however, this is done on a priority basis so could be months to years!
2. The Parish can pay for the works to be carried out, however, the work would need to be carried out by a certified fencing contractor (Sector Scheme accredited).
The contractor DCC use is Dan/Ian Woollacott and I must admit, they take great pride in their work.
• Email from Peter Tarrant concerning us paying him annually for maintaining the website and uploading our documents which have to be published. His email “Just to clarify, the internet provider has (so far) scraped through a period in which it has looked as if it might go out of business. I mentioned to Clive that I envisaged having to find a new provider at a much higher cost and said that if that happened I would go back to claiming the costs. (You’re right, it has been around £30 a year.) I am no longer able to see previous invoices and payments which are now supposed to be automatic but aren’t.” Please may we consider paying Peter an amount a year, back dated to 2016 for his administration for publishing our documents and website hosting?
• Stockland are looking to apply for funding through the Communities Together Fund with Membury and Yarcombe and Marsh to in a bid to the Communities Together Fund for a grant toward the cost of equipment needed for a night time landing site for the Devon Air Ambulance at Stockland. Advised Ken the current fund is closed, and we have asked for figure as to how much they are looking to YPC for.
• Email received from Emily Clayton concerning parking in Drakes Meadow “would like to raise a suggestion of marking spaces in the road and car park to allow for clearer parking and therefore may allow more room for parking for residents of Drakes Meadow…….properties rely on spaces in the car park (to which is not marked and is unclear to me who is actually able to use these spaces) and the spaces around the entrance to the road. As these spaces are not marked, many people just stop in random and inconvenient places, and this then has a knock-on effect to the amount of vehicles you can fit in this area…..If marked as you would expect to see in a car park or residents only parking, it would reduce the annoyance and worrying when you are on your way home that you won’t have anywhere to park, or having to park elsewhere, such as the village hall, and have to walk to your house. Being heavily pregnant, my fear is that one day I will not be able to get my vehicle into the road, have to park in the village hall, and carry my new born and any other items, such as shopping all the way around to my front door. I would appreciate if my concerns could be raised with someone within the Parish Council, as I thoroughly enjoy living in this area and would like to stay here for a long period of time, however the parking situation is massively affecting how much I’m currently enjoying living in the area“.
• Steve Horner wishes to discuss the Community Infrastructure Levy.

9. Planning
To receive and endorse the Planning Decisions of the Council taken since last meeting under delegated authority:

To discuss formalities of a visit when having applied for planning permission
• Stopgate Farm Yarcombe Honiton EX14 9NB – Ref. No: 19/0232/FUL
Agricultural building for storage of dry fodder and straw (2). Status: Pending Consideration
• Stopgate Farm Yarcombe Honiton EX14 9NB Ref. No: 19/0231/FUL
Agricultural building for storage of dry fodder and straw (1). Status: Pending Consideration
• Stopgate Farm Yarcombe Honiton EX14 9NB – Ref. No: 19/0233/FUL
Agricultural chemical and machinery store – Status: Pending Consideration
• Littledown Fields Land to The East Of Littledown Yarcombe – Ref. No: 19/0001/FUL
General purpose agricultural building and associated concrete apron, and roofing over yard area – Status: Approval with Conditions
• Route 303 Yarcombe Honiton EX14 9ND – Ref. No: 19/0057/FUL Status: Pending Consideration
Installation of a new treatment plant, pump station and associated works

10. To confirm the date of the next meeting being Monday 1st April at 8pm in The Jubilee Hall, Yarcombe


To resolve: that under section 1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 that the public and press be excluded from the meeting:

• The Yarcombe Inn