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

To all members of Dittisham Parish Council                                                                                                             29 October 2021

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Dittisham Parish Council to be held in Dittisham Village Hall, with audio Zoom conferencing, on Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 7:00p.m. for the purpose of transacting the following business.

Please do a rapid COVID 19 tests if attending in person.

  1. To note COVID-19 precautions being taken by the meeting.
  2. Apologies: To receive apologies for absence.
  3. To declare any personal interests or disclosable pecuniary interests in items on the agenda
  4. To consider approval of the minutes of the meeting held on 6 October 2021
  5. 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 Planning Decisions
    • 3024/21/HHO Sherwood Cottage Riverside Road Dittisham 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. Extension to include external porch (resubmission of 4237/20/HHO). Conditional Approval.
    • 2455/21/FUL Spindlewood Higher Street Dittisham TQ6 0HT. Demolition of existing dwelling and provision of replacement dwelling with associated landscaping. Conditional Approval.
    • 3364/21/LBC 2 Watermans Cottage Manor Street Dittisham TQ6 0EX. Listed building consent for 15 solar panels on two frames in garden.
  3. New planning applications
    • 3495/21/HHO Gurrow Point Riverside Road Dittisham TQ6 0JH. Householder application for proposed external material changes to East elevation with smaller attic window.
    • 3322/21/HHO Mason Park Capton TQ6 0JE. Householder application for new sun room to replace porch.
  4. New tree applications

9.1 Request for a TPO – Ref: 1798627 South Hams District Council No. 1057 Tree Preservation Order 2021. Yew Tree Cottage, Manor Street, Dittisham, TQ6 0EX. Serving of New Order

  1. SHDC Code of Conduct

To consider the adoption of the new Code by DPC.

  • Reports from Councillors’ Working Groups & External Forums
    • Car Parks Working Group

To consider the report of the 2022 Review of Dittisham Sailing Club Permits for The Ham Car Park.

  • Dog Fouling Task and Finish Group

To consider the proposed location for a bin near Rectory Lane.

  • The Ham Events Working Group

To consider payment by the Outdoor Swimming Society for the 2022 hire of The Ham as the deposit in November 2021 and balance by the end of April 2022 or within 3 weeks of tickets going on sale, whichever is sooner.

  • Maintenance Working Group

Playground signs – To consider approval of the final version of the signs, and the costs and specifications for their posts.

  1. Update on Payment of Grants to the Village Hall Management Committee – Clerk
  2. Report from DPC Representative on Village Hall Management Committee – Cllr Neale

Cllr Neale will raise the possibility of DPC contributing to the ‘Wish List’ works appeal.

  1. Tree Planting on The Ham

To agree DPC’s response to the letter from a resident raising objection to eventual height of trees planted by DPC on The Ham because of concerns they will ultimately block residents’ river views, and requesting review or annual pollarding to limit to 25 feet.

  1. Remembrance Sunday Arrangements

To confirm the arrangements and the donation of £25 to the Royal British Legion in lieu of a new wreath.

  • Financial Matters
    • Consider approval of Financial Report.
    • Payments Due

To authorise the following payments:

  • Clerk, Expenses reimbursement CE43, £87.90
  • DALC, Conference attendance (4) & CiLCA, £430.00
  • Dartmoor Tree Surgeons, Crown raise Lime & remove dead rowan, £201.60
  • SCM Construction Ltd, OCBG Railing Repair, £456.00
    • Clerk’s Overtime Claim – Six hours, July-November. To consider approval
    • Accounting Software – To note that DPC is investigating changeover to an Accounting Software designed for Parish Councils and to comment on its design.
    • Grant to South Hams Citizens Advice – To consider approving a grant of £300
    • Draft Budget & DPC Objectives – To ask Cllrs to provide input for the 1 December Draft Budget.
  • To note or consider correspondence
    • Sent
  • 8/10/21 Resident, Concerns raised about tree planting, Interim response
  1. To confirm the next meeting of Dittisham Parish Council which is scheduled for 1 December 2021 at 7:00 pm.
  • Closure of the Meeting

To consider resolving to close the meeting because of the commercial-in-confidence nature of the business.


To consider quotes for works agreed by the meeting.


Please do a rapid COVID 19 test if attending in person.

 The meeting will be held in the Village Hall with audio only Zoom conferencing.

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Dial in by phone +44 203 481 5237         Meeting ID: 844 463 3513        

Annette Thom, Parish Clerk