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Points of View

Comments from Landkey residents on matters of relevance to the village are shown here. If you have a matter that you would like to comment on, please feel free to submit it on the "Your Point of View" page.

From Mary Metivier on 23rd May 2020:

As we cannot have meetings at the moment I am enquiring as to whether the Parish Council has applied for the planning permission for the Devon Air Ambulance landing site.

From Toby Roberts on 24th November 2019:

The minutes from the 6th nov meeting are not up on the website yet. When will they be available?

does anyone know what the position of the 40 limit traffic calming sign will be on the road from Swimbridge?  I am checking and hoping that it will not interfere with the view from Newland House. 

Is there a meeting in December, what date?

very best,

Toby Roberts, Newland House


Richard Halliday (Chairman, Parish Council) sent this reply on 25th November 2019:
Thank you for getting in touch. The minutes from 6th November (most likely a draft, pending approval at the next meeting) will be posted within 1 month of the meeting as is required.
Any decision regarding new road signs rests with Devon County Highways and to our knowledge they have not confirmed any plan for location. If you would like to attend our next Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 4th December at 7pm we would be pleased to hear your concerns.
From Mary Metivier on 1st November 2019:

To whom it may concern

It has come to my attention, over the last two years, that Tanners Road/Birch Road traffic has increased.

The point being that some people do not drive with proper care and attention, with some people speeding. After flagging  one car down (as it was going fast) I asked the driver to slow down as people were walking up the road. I was told, not too politely, that he couldn’t see anyone and in any case it was a 60 mph limit and he would drive at that speed if he wanted to.

So my question is should a new speed limit be looked at as walkers, horse riders, cyclists and indeed car drivers could be at risk.

Richard Halliday (Chairman) sent this reply on 19th November 2019:
Thank you for raising this issue and I am sorry for my late response as I have been away. I will check but parts of Tanners Rd and Birch Rd are subject to 30mph speed limits. Either way people should (as you say) drive with due care and attention to other road users regardless of the speed limit. Getting speed restrictions extended is a long and drawn out process with Devon County Highways and in the current climate it may prove difficult to justify this option.

Can I ask you first to lodge your concern on the Devon County Council website (Highways section) directly and ask any others who feel at risk to do so also. It is better that this is done as individuals as it carries more value if several people make the same point.

If someone is driving dangerously or speeding in a restrictive area there is also the option of reporting it to the police.

From Michelle Hunt on 4th July 2018:

Hi. I just wanted to enquire as to whether there is anything that can be done about the speeding traffic that is a frequent occurrence on the main road and some of the smaller roads too.

I take my children out for a walk around the village daily and it is become less and less enjoyable due to the speed that people drive around here. 

I wondered,if I organised a petition to get some speed bumps or camera set up to send to Devon county council do you think this would have any effect or has it already been requested before with now success.

its such a shame our peaceful village is becoming a racetrack, I would love to have a peaceful walk without having to pull my kids in every few minutes in fear of the cars being out of control and so close to us on the pavements.

many thanks for your time, I look forward to your views on this 



Richard Prowse (Parish Councillor) sent this reply on 4th July 2018:
Thank you for raising this - I know it is something everyone is concerned about. The Parish Council has asked DCC Highways to mend the speed sign at the top of Blakeshill Road and has also asked for another at the Newlands end of the village. We were told that there is no budget for this, and DCC do not seem to be concerned. They have agreed to join us in requesting another police speed check in the village so we hope that may happen soon. However, last time they did this (admittedly, a couple of years ago) the police reported that very few vehicles were actually speeding. 30 MPH however feels fast in the tighter corners of Landkey! Many thanks for raising this - I will raise it again at this evening's Parish Council (Wednesday 4th)
From Jon Williams on 5th January 2018:

It is lovely to see that as part of the new development children of Landkey will have a new Basket Ball court. However as a parent I would be interested to know, is the Parish Council in a position to look into the fact that walking from Landkey to Newport has no pathway and is not light up or does not have a cycle lane.

The school Bus to Park School stopped a while ago now as the council deem it safe for our children to walk to school.

During the winter time especially I do not know of any parent that thinks this route is safe.

This would be a real benefit to our village and to the safety of our children, my fear is that it will only get addressed after a fatality.


Richard Prowse (Parish Councillor) sent this reply on 5th January 2018:
Yes the hard surface play area will be great for older children. You are quite right to draw attention to the lack of a safe route into town. The Parish Council supported the parents who appealed to the County Council when the school bus was withdrawn and made their own submission. Sadly, the DCC councillors felt that Venn Road was a safe route to Park School! The development at Portmore includes a cycle/walkway but that still leaves quite a long section into Landkey itself. The Parish Council is on record several times calling for the Highway Authority to complete the route - perhaps along the border of the golf park - towards the village. We will keep making this case.