Current Issues

Current Issues (4)

Friday, 11 May 2018 15:34

Update regarding the Creamery site

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I have spoken at length to the owner’s agent today about the Creamery site.

He says that the owner – Ian Mitchell -  is intending to pursue the planning permission given, which means he intends to demolish the buildings and clear the site.

The route to getting there is complex, for example a bat licence is needed before the buildings are demolished, but planning permission is needed for the new bat house which is a requirement of the bat licence. The list goes on……

This morning the top site (which has full planning permission for housing) had reptile fencing installed around its boundary and the brambles cut back. This is required to remove all reptiles from the site to the adjacent Commons and to make sure they don’t wander back – once all reptiles are removed, an archaeological dig can take place.

You may receive queries about what is occurring on the site, so hopefully this will be helpful. Overall this is positive news. I am scheduled to meet the owner/agent shortly to smooth the process as much as I can.


Lewis Andrews BA (Hons) BTP MRTPI | Specialist Planning Team Leader

Torridge District Council | Riverbank House | Bideford | EX39 2QG

Tel: 01237 428797



Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:08

Report a Problem

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Do you have a problem with Blocked Drains or Flooding, wish to report a Pothole or Overgrown Vegetation, having problems with a Faulty Street Light or Broken Manhole Cover? items such as these and many others can be reported direct to the relevant department by clicking the following link and then choosing the option you require:-


Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:30

Unable to find Childcare?

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If you are a parent who has been unable to find suitable childcare, please let Devon County Council know by completing this form so they can support you to find childcare and it can help them plan: 

Please click HERE to complete DCC form


Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:00

Counselling Directory

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