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

To all members of Dittisham Parish Council 1 March 2024

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Dittisham Parish Council to be held in Dittisham Village Hall on Wednesday 6 March 2024 at 7:00p.m for the purpose of transacting the following business.

  1. a. Public Forum

  2. To consider any issues raised by members of the public.

  3. 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 meeting held on 7 February 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 and Bank Reconciliation.

    1. Payments

To authorise the following payments:

  • Ham Lane hedge annual trim, £708.00

  • Website hosting Annual Fee £140.00

  • Clerk February Expenses Reimbursement £82.59

  • Replace slats The Ham bench £385.44

  • Remove bench from The Ham & reinstate surface £120.00

  • Extra emptying of bins on The Ham 12 July to 31 October, £144.00 +VAT if applicable

To note payments made since the last monthly meeting:

  • Contracted lengthsman work April 2023 to January 2024 £1,115.50

  1. Applications to DPC for Grants
    1. Village Hall Management Committee, £3,000

    2. St George’s Church, Grounds Maintenance, £1,500

  2. Offer of Land for a Car Park

To note the Report and to consider its Questions.

  1. Agreement with SHDC to Install a Defibrillator on The Ham Toilet Block

To consider in principle agreement with a six year licence approach.

  1. Financial Matters – Accounting Basis and VAT for SHDC’s Services

To consider the Report and Recommendations to return to Receipts & Payments accounting and change VAT process.

  1. SHDC Planning Decisions
  • 4061/23/TCA Mulberry House, Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6 0ER. T1 – T4: Apple trees – remove. T5: Holly – remove. T6: Mulberry – lateral crown reduction of up to 1m on NE and NW sides, crown reduction on upper canopy of up to 50cm. T7 – T9: Birch – remove. Raise No Objections.
  • 0348/24/ARC Dittisham Hideaway, Dittisham, TQ6 0JB. Application for approval of details reserved by condition 7 (Lighting Scheme) of planning consent 2637/23/VAR. Approved.
  1. New planning applications
    1. 0426/24/HHO The Manse The Level Dittisham TQ6 0ES. Householder application for the creation of driveway and off road parking area including access alterations.

    2. 0455/24/LBC Bay Cottage Manor StreetDittishamTQ6 0EX. Listed Building Consent for Internal alterations to first floor layout, replacement timber windows, internal & external remedial works to all stone walls, floors & ceilings, replacement rainwater goods/fascia & barge boards.

    3. 0443/24/HHO Pump Cottage The Level DittishamTQ6 0ES. Demolition of existing single storey garage & store (north side extension) & first floor dormer, removal of existing oil tank & slab, proposed internal alterations & extension to include 1no proposed ground floor single storey extension South & West facing, 1no proposed two storey extension to north to provide extended living accommodation, 1no replacement dormer, installation of new Air Source Heat Pump & modifications to existing ground floor door & window openings.

    4. 0233/24/HHO Fingals Hotel Dittisham DartmouthTQ6 0JA. Householder application for PV cells on post 1948 garage roof.

    5. 0241/24/LBC Mulberry House Dittisham Dartmouth TQ6 0ER. Listed building consent for single storey extension to kitchen, replacement of veranda with new garden room, insertion of window to rear elevation, replacement of upvc windows and doors with timber units, replacement of single glazed timber conservatory with double glazed timber, installation of air source heat pump and internal alterations.

    6. 0489/24/HHO Laburnum Cottage Manor Street Dittisham TQ6 0EX. Householder application for installation of a charger for an electric car (EV Charger).

  2. Consultations

  • SHDC, Public Space Protection Orders. Closes 19/03/24.

  • South Hams Community Action (formerly CVS) isolation survey

  • SHDC, Community Heroes (Young Persons, Community Champion, Community Organisation). Closes 31/3/24

  • Devon and Torbay Combined County Authority Consultation, Closes 24/03/24

  1. Monitoring DPC’s Process to Comment on Planning Applications

To note and/or action comments on the process.

  1. Reports from Councillors with Special Responsibilities

    1. Parish Emergency Plan Working Group

To consider approval of revised Dittisham Parish Emergency Plan and associated implementation costs.

    1. Village Hall

To note the Report.

    1. Jubilee Steps – Project to consider installation of a handrail

To consider approval of proposed location. To consider approval of proposed consultation.

    1. Maintenance Working Group

To note the Report on recent maintenance projects completed.

  1. Request to Hire The Ham

To consider the application to hire The Ham for a Regatta Sports Day 18 August

  1. DPC Tree Risk Management Policy

To consider approval of the proposed Policy.

To consider additional persons to carry out the DPC inspections.

  1. Defibrillator Checks

To consider the proposal to ask a resident to share weekly checks and be added to WebNos.

  1. Dart Harbour Communities Group

To note that DPC is hosting the March meeting in the Hall and to approve a refreshments budget.

  1. Portrait of His Majesty The King

To consider accepting the Government offer of a free portrait.

  1. Correspondence: To note or consider correspondence

  • 8/2/24 SHDC launched The South Hams Housing Offer – support and financial assistance to local communities in bringing forward affordable housing developments.

  • 9/2/24 Anthony Mangnall MP Enquiry offering to write articles for the Parish Magazine

  • 17/2/24 Resident, Slip on Jubilee Steps

  • 20/2/24 Village Hall Management Committee Insurance Claim made

  • 27/2/24, SHDC, Walking and Cycling Project Update – Barriers and interventions identified

  • Dart Harbour Annual Open Meeting, Tuesday 12 March, 7 pm at the Flavel, Dartmouth

  • Invitation to Chair, Mayor of Dartmouth, Civic Lunch & Church Service on the 80th Anniversary Exercise Tiger.

  1. Next Meeting: To confirm the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 3 April 2024 at 7:00 pm.

  2. Closure of the Meeting

To consider passing a resolution in accordance with the 1960 Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act to exclude the public and press during consideration of the following item(s) because of the confidential nature of the business.

  1. To manage DPC’s responsibilities and liabilities as the owner of a Freehold.

To consider the Report and its Recommendations.

  1. Railing Little Orchard Steps

To consider the responses to requests for quotes.

  1. Parish Lengthsman Contract

To consider the Report. To consider implementing optional two year extension to contract.


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