The Agenda can be downloaded here or read below  AG_2021 April DPC Agenda

To all members of Dittisham Parish Council                                                                                             31 March 2021

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Dittisham Parish Council to be held in using public videoconferencing on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 7:00p.m for the purpose of transacting the following business.

  1. Apologies: To receive apologies for absence.
  2. To declare any personal interests or disclosable pecuniary interests in items on the agenda.
  3. COVID-19 Response

To review the project to ensure that residents and visitors have access to support and information.

  1. To consider approval of the minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2021.
  2. To consider any issues raised by members of the public.

Members of the public are invited to give their views, to question the Parish Council about issues on this Agenda, or to raise issues for future consideration at the discretion of the Chairman.

  1. Community Reports
    • South Hams District Council Councillor
    • Devon County Council Councillor
  2. SHDC Decisions planning/tree applications.
    • 0275/21/ARC Gurrow Point Riverside Road Dittisham Devon TQ6 0JH. Application for approval of details reserved by condition 3 (roof finish details) for planning application 3669/20/HHO. Discharge of condition Approved.
    • 3001/20/ARC Downton Farm Dittisham TQ6 0JD. Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 10-15 & 18 of planning consent 1461/19/FUL. Conditional Approval.
    • 3002/20/ARC Downton Farm Dittisham TQ6 0JD. Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 5-10 & 13 of listed building consent 1462/19/LBC Discharge of condition Approved.
    • 4237/20/HHO Sherwood Cottage Riverside Road Dittisham Devon TQ6 0HS. Householder application for removal of utility structure and garage with replacement single storey extension. Works include removal of existing conservatory, removal of extension to chimney pot and replacement windows. Conditional Approval.
    • 0534/21/TCA Dartside, Manor Street, Dittisham, TQ6 0EX.Proposed works: T1: Lawson Cypress – Fell. G1: Lawson Cypress x2 – Fell. G2: Pittosporum, Cherry Laurel, Portuguese Laurel & Bay – Crown height reduction to 6m from ground level. T2: European Larch – Fell. T3: Leyland Cypress – Fell. Raise no objections.
  3. New planning applications.
    • 0546/21/FUL Little Coombe Cedar Huts Dittisham TQ6 0JB. Installation of 5 new shepherds huts, relocation of Airstream caravan and associated development.
    • 0668/21/FUL Dittisham Sailing Club, The Ham Riverside Road Dittisham TQ6 0JH. Replacement of rotting cedar shingles with natural slate.
    • 0989/21/COM Kingston Farm Bungalow Dittisham TQ6 0JB. Notice of intention to install fixed line broadband electronic communications apparatus comprising 2 x 8m wooden pole (6.2m above ground)
    • 1034/21/PDM Barn at Capton Dittisham Dartmouth TQ6 0JE. Prior approval for proposed change of use of agricultural building to 4 dwellings (Class C3) and associated operational development (Class Qa+b)
  4. Consultations
  • Totnes & South Devon Bus Strategy Survey by Anthony Mangnall MP. Closes 20 May.
  • Old Chapel Burial Ground – Request for removal of maintenance covenant from Sunday School title
  • DPC Forward Plan

To consider approval as an evolving document to be posted on the parish website.

  • Reports from Councillors with Specific Responsibilities / External Forums
    • Maintenance Working Group

Report on management of private accesses to The Ham.

  • Ham Events

Request for a booking for a Parish Lunch Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Sunday 5th June 2022.

South West Gaffers request for campervans overnight in the Ham Car Park & tents on the Ham 13 – 15 August 2021 during Dittisham Regatta

  • Proposal for an English Oak Memorial Tree on The Ham
  • Snow Warden Working Group

Report from Cllrs Green and Lloyd

  • Vehicles parked at junction of Manor Street and The Lane

Cllrs Anderson and Bond report on proposed sign and notes for windscreens

  • Dog Fouling Working Group

Report on consultation.

  • Footpaths

Update for information only- kissing gate at the bottom of Footpath 1 has been removed damaged, unsafe and no longer serves any purpose.

DCC is addressing a bridleway in the Parish affected by a van being used for accommodation.

  • Financial Matters
    • Consider approval of financial report and bank reconciliation
    • Payments

To agree and make payments as required

  • St Georges Church        Grounds Maintenance Grant      £1,000.00
  • Landscape Construction & Design          maintenance repairs to public footpaths £489.00
  • SHDC   Payroll 20/21     £120.00
  • Dartmoor Tree Surgeons           Pollarding of Willow on The Ham            £708.00
  • Community Heartbeat Trust       Annual Support two defibrillators             £396.00
  • Devon Communities Together    Membership renewal     £50.00
  • Clerk    Expenses Reimbursement CE39            £230.12
  • Business Rates The Ham Car Park        £2,844.30
  • Business Rates The Level Car Park       £2,694.60

There is an option to pay business rates monthly if DPC prefers.

  • Car Park machines – fee to change tariffs and program VAT number
  • To note / consider correspondence
  • Member of public, 10/3/21 Safety of access from Binham Cottage to FP14 – referred to DCC
  • Dart Harbour Communities Group, 23/3/21 Stoke Gabriel Cycle track
  • DCC Lower Street roadworks, assistance in liaison with contractor and DCC
  1. To confirm date of the next meeting of Dittisham Parish Council

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council and the ordinary May meeting are scheduled for 5 May 2021 at 7:00 pm.

  1. Car Park Supervision Arrangements

To consider closing the meeting to members of the public and press.

To review the arrangements.


 The meeting will be held using Zoom videoconferencing.

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Dial in by phone +44 203 481 5237

Meeting ID: 844 463 3513

  1. You do not need to subscribe to Zoom to join the meeting.
  2. You will be held in an online ‘waiting area’ until the meeting starts.
  3. Please, if you can, turn your video on – not only would it be lovely to see you, but it really helps you to feel engaged with the meeting.


Annette Thom, Parish Clerk