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Shepherds Lane update 29th April
Waddeton Park Limited (WPL), the Promoter of the proposed development at Shepherds Lane, addressed a packed (standing room only) joint meeting of Bishopsteignton and Teignmouth Town Councils on 29th April 2013.
Bishopsteignton Allotment Growers Society is making great strides to gaining allotments for the village.
The pen is out to sign the lease on a small food growing area.
And BAGS is in the endgame of discussions with TDC to negotiate traditional allotments on Michael's Field.
BAGS wishes to invite the community, both members and everyone interested in digging for food, to:
An All Village Meeting
Tuesday, 7th MayCockhaven Manor
Mix and mingle in the bar at 7pm for 7.30 meeting.
Please join us to discuss plans and possibilities for allotmenteering in the village and register your interest. When land becomes available plots will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you are unable to attend but wish to learn more about current developments on allotments contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning News April 2013
At the TDC planning committee held on 8th April, Councillors voted against the advice of Officers and refused consent for 4 houses at Highfield, Picket Head Hill, Shaldon. Officers recommended approval because of the "presumption in favour" clause in the new National Planning Policy Framework but Councillors considered that planning policies to protect the undeveloped coast carried greater weight and voted to refuse the application.
Later in the same meeting, councillors approved the development of 133 houses at Buckland Barton. This site is next to the Animal Sanctuary and will overlook the estuary.
Councillors voted three times before accepting the proposal. The first vote to approve the application was rejected by 9 votes to 8 with one abstention. After intervention from the Officers and the Leader of the Council, a second vote to refuse the application on specific grounds was lost by 8 votes to 9 with one abstention. This was immediately followed by a final vote to approve the application, which was won by 9 votes to 8 with one abstention.
This site was included in the draft local plan but was subject to a lage number of objections. These were due to be heard by the Inspector when he examines the plan, which has not yet been submitted. Granting planning consent at this time has rendered meaningless the whole democratic process of objection since the Inspector will now have no option but to accept a fait acomplis.
There is more about this on this on the Residents Association current issues page.
About Bishopsteignton village & website
Bishopsteignton is a historical village, with spectacular views across the Teign Estuary and surrounding countryside. The village
offers a range of local shops, two pubs, a hotel and restaurants, vineyard, coffee shop, micro brewery, churches, primary school
and sports facilities. The village's location means that it offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local
countryside, with numerous public footpaths across the surrounding hills.
Local businesses, offering products and services to people in Bishopsteignton and the surrounding
areas, can be found on the village businesses pages, so check these pages if you are looking for shops, pubs, restaurants, local trades people (such as decorators, plumbers, gardeners,
carpenters or builders), or for other local services (such as financial services, property services, hair and beauty, pet care services etc.).
This website provides information about things to do in the village, detailing the local
clubs and societies, as well as listing what's on. You can also find out more about the
history of the village, local public services, news stories
from the village and weather reports and tide times for the local area.
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