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Find the Landkey Village Open Forum on:
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Next Event

Our next village event will be Family Service on 3rd October 2021 at 10:30 AM in St Paul's Church

Parish Council

Read the Parish Council Minutes of 4th August 2021

Community Information

MP Selaine Saxby

Mobile library timetable

Millennium Green

Latest News

LUC grants

Landkey organisations or individuals might be eligible for a grant through Landkey United Charities.

Shop / Post Office

Opening Times

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Read the latest
Landkey Newsletter
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On behalf of Landkey Millennium Green Trust, Michael Gee was presented with the Landkey Community Shield for its contribution to the wellbeing of the community, especially during the Covid lockdowns. Richard Halliday (Chairman, Landkey PC) made the presentation at the Millennium Green's 21st birthday celebrations on 4th September 2021. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 7th September 2021.
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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.

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From DENISE COULTER on 17th September 2021:

I am hoping you can give me some advice. I have recently purchased and moved to a property for which there is a right of access along a private road. The address of my property is Adelphia, off Manor Road, Landkey, Barnstaple, EX32 0JJ (telephone number 01271 830951). The other two properties affected are Oaklee Cottage and The Malthouse and the residents of these share my concerns. Currently there is sufficient room for vehicles to access the properties and then turn around in order to descend the narrow road, which has a sharp bend and a steep slope to reach the main road. The owner of the private road has requested planning permission to build on the land which would significantly reduce the ease of access. The plans have included a turning space for an average car but the space allowed would be insufficient for a larger vehicle such as a delivery van or a fire engine. I have to keep and oxygen tank on my property which requires replacement on a regular basis. The suppliers, Air Liquide (which have the delivery contract for the South West for oxygen containers), have informed me that they would not be able to bring their van to my property as it would be impossible for it to either reverse up or reverse down the road as all their vans have a low wheelbase. Likewise, other delivery people have said they would be unable to supply goods to the properties without an enlarged turning area to avoid the need to reverse back down the road. This leads me to worry that a Fire Engine might, whilst still able to reach the property, would not be able to turn around and would have to reverse back down the road, especially important to consider if this needed to be done at speed given the potential hazards of oxygen and fire in close proximity. Currently three properties would be affected by this reduced access without including the proposed new build. The Building Regulations Requirement B5 (2000) includes the advice that Fire Engines should not have to reverse more than 20 metres. If the proposed planning application is accepted then, in this case, the Fire Engine would have to reverse considerably more than 40 meters and also navigate a narrow sharp turn and a steep descent to the road. It is also stated that the kerb width should be a minimum of 3.7 meters. With the proposed development the width would be reduced to 3.2 meters at its narrowest point, which is just at the site of the sharp turn before the descent. There is also an issue of the number of houses on a private road. There is Devon County Council (August 2008) Highways Development Management Advice for the determination of Planning application that private roads are limited to serve three properties and currently these are ‘Adelphia’, ‘Oaklee Cottage’ and ‘The Malthouse’. Planning Permission has already been granted for the erection of two detached houses to the east of the private road and so, including the current Planning Application, this would mean the road serving six properties. I know that the Highways Agency is not responsible for the use of private roads but your advice on this would certainly be appreciated. We, the residents of the three properties currently on the site, are deeply concerned about the health and safety aspects of potentially having to reverse down a steep incline and onto a main road, especially so due to the fact there is a blind spot to the west due to buildings. Reversing vehicles would have to significantly encroach onto the main road to gain sufficient visibility of oncoming traffic. The planning application is due to be decided on 19 September 2021. Would it be possible for you to give me some advice on this as it is a very real concern. Ideally if someone from the Highway Agency could come to the site to assess the safety issues that would be so much appreciated as, on paper, the issues are not apparent. The Planning Permission application to North Devon Council is referenced 73809 (renewal of planning permission ref 64254). I do so hope you can help to allay my fears and those of my immediate neighbours and thank you in advance for anything you can do. Do you think someone could come out and inspect the site, please? Kind regards Denise Coulter

From David Netherway on 22nd March 2021:

Hi

I have been walking to Landkey from Swimbridge on Sunday mornings to collect newspapers from the Stores. I have been in the habit of collecting litter which was getting better I thought...I am sure others are doing the same....but was overwhelmed by the  sight of a huge pile of discarded black bin liners of household rubbish yesterday on the lane leading towards Venn Quarry...Grid Reference about 590306 (in case you think I was lost I leave early and  take varied routes to reach Landkey by 9.00am shop opening time). I am afraid the pile was beyond my carrier bag capacity.

Why do people do this !!!??? 

David

 

From Mark Stowell on 28th February 2021:

I would like to bring to the parish the ever increasing issue of dog owners letting their dogs foul around the village and not removing it .

it is very apparent that this is increasing and that it will become a health issue let alone is a disgusting issue .

additionally the poor bin located at the top of the new development located on birch road isn’t adequate and often is over full .

 

Richard Halliday (Chairman, Parish Council) sent this reply on 8th March 2021:
The Parish Council and the Millennium Green Trust have funded the installation and servicing of several dog poo bins in Landkey and I agree there is no excuse for this issue. Your comments regarding the Birch Road bin have been noted. Thanks

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.