The Agenda can be read below or downloaded here:  AG_2024 July DPC Agenda

To all members of Dittisham Parish Council 28 June 2024

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Dittisham Parish Council to be held in Dittisham Village Hall on Wednesday 3 July 2024 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of transacting the following business.

  1. 6:00 pm – Drop-In Session

  2. DPC will be available to project planning applications and for discussions with Parishioners. This is the third session. DPC will review whether to continue to offer of drop-in sessions in this meeting.

  3. 7:00 pm – Public Forum

  4. i. Dartmouth & District Chamber of Commerce

  5. To discuss the new Chamber and its objectives to represent the interests of businesses & community groups.

  6. ii. To consider any issues raised by members of the public.

  7. 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 Chair.

              1. AGENDA

  1. Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

  1. Declaration of Interests

To declare interests in items on the Agenda.

  1. Approval of Minutes

To consider approval of the Minutes of the meetings held on 5 June and 26 June 2024.

  1. Community Reports

    1. South Hams District Council Councillor

    2. Devon County Council Councillor

  2. Financial Matters

    1. Financial Reports

To consider approval of Financial Reports.

    1. Payments

To authorise the following payments:

  • Internal Audit, £150.00

  • 2024 Playground inspection, £186.00

  • Reimbursement of Clerk’s expenses £30.99

To note payments authorised since the last monthly meeting:

  • Installation of handrail at Little Orchard access steps, £606.23

  1. Car Park Contract

To consider the proposal to extend the contract to 31 December 2024 on the same terms.

  1. SHDC Planning Decisions
    1. 1118/23/TEX Langscott, Lower Street, Dittisham, TQ6 0HY. T1: Silver Birch – Wind has blown tree over & T2: Silver Blown – Rootplate lifted on one side and heavily leaning, to be dismantled beforeit falls over. No Objection Raised.

  2. New Planning Applications
    1. 1253/24/HHO, 1 Glendale Manor Street Dittisham TQ6 0EY. Householder application for proposed erection of a free-standing shed/summer house.

    2. 1476/24/FUL Fairholme, Riverside Road, Dittisham, TQ6 0HS. New 3 bed dwelling and detached garden store with associated car parking & landscaping (including new tree planting).

    3. 1965/24/ARC Bozomzeal Manor Bozomzeal Dittisham TQ6 0JG. Application for approval of details reserved by condition 4 (Internal Wall Finishes) of planning consent 0928/24/LBC.

    4. Little Pizza Ltd 5 – 6 Fairfax Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AD. New premises licence for: Supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises, Monday to Sunday 11:30 to 23:00. Opening hours of the premise Monday to Sunday 11:30 to 23:30

    5. Whitbread Group Plc Premier Inn adjacent to Townstall Road, Violet Drive, Little Cotton Farm as per OS SX855 508, Planning reference 0278/24/ARM in Dartmouth. For: Supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises, Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 00:30., Exhibition of films indoors Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 00:30., Late night refreshment indoors Monday to Sunday 23:00 to 00:30., Opening hours of the premises Monday to Sunday 06:00 to 01:00.

  3. New Tree Applications
    1. 1764/24/TCA 27 Dittisham Court Dittisham TQ6 0HS. T1: Conifer – Remove.
  4. Working Groups & Positions of Responsibility Role Descriptions

To consider approving the revised the document.

  1. To consider recently co-opted Councillors joining Working Groups and Task & Finish Groups

  2. Reports from Councillors’ Working Groups and External Forums

    1. New Car Park Task & Finish Group

    2. Climate & Nature

  3. Playground Inspection

To consider the 2024 Inspection Report and its recommendations, and DPC’s actions.

  1. Maintenance Contractor

To consider the proposal to advertise for a DPC Maintenance Contractor.

  1. Management of Hemlock on The Ham

To consider the issue and the proposed actions.

  1. Signage around The Ham

To consider proposals for Ham Car Park chevron parking, Ham access Gate, Hemlock, and high tide direction signs.

  1. 6:00 pm – Drop-In Sessions

To review the trial of the drop-in sessions and decide further actions.

  1. Toilet Block Asbestos Survey

To note the Survey.

  1. Correspondence & Communications: To note or consider:

  • 2/6/24 Friends of the Dart, Enquiry about Funding Support for River Dart Water Testing Programme

  • 6/6/24 Cllr approached about street furniture next to residence on Lower Street. Resident referred to SHDC & DCC as the responsible authorities

  • 24/6/24 Project Manager at Sustainable South Hams, Support for councillors on climate and nature

  1. Next Meeting: To confirm the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 4 September 2024 at 7:00 pm.


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

AThom, Parish Clerk