Notice of Election, parish council

Dated Monday 27 March 2023 Mark R. Williams
Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Blackdown House, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ


NOTICE OF ELECTION
East Devon District Council

Election of Parish Councillors for
Electoral Areas listed below:


Number of Parish Councillors to be elected
All Saints 5
Awliscombe 7
Axmouth 9
Aylesbeare 6
Beer 11
Bicton 2
Brampford Speke 7
Branscombe 9
Broadclyst 15
Broadhembury 12
Buckerell 5
Chardstock 6
Clyst Honiton 5
Clyst Hydon 5
Clyst St. George 7
Clyst St. Mary 6
Colaton Raleigh 8
Colyford 7
Colyton 11
Combpyne Rousdon 9
Cotleigh 5
Dalwood 7
Dunkeswell 8
East Budleigh 8
Farringdon 5
Farway 5
Feniton 7
Gittisham Vale 3
Gittisham Village 4
Hawkchurch 9
Kilmington 9
Luppitt 8
Lympstone 11
Membury 9
Monkton 7
Musbury 7
Newton Poppleford (Harpford) 4
Newton Poppleford (Newton
Poppleford) 6
Newton Poppleford (Venn Ottery) 1
Northleigh 5
Offwell 9
Otterton 9
Payhembury 7
Plymtree 7
Poltimore 7
Rewe 6
Rockbeare 7
Shute and Whitford 8
Southleigh 5
Sowton 6
Stockland 10
Stoke Canon 10
Talaton 7
Uplyme 10
Upottery 9
Upton Pyne 9
West Hill 7
Whimple 9
Widworthy 5
Woodbury (Exton) 3
Woodbury (Woodbury Salterton) 3
Woodbury (Woodbury) 7
Yarcombe 9

  1. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton,
    EX14 1EJ between the hours of 10am and 4pm from 27 March 2023 until 4 pm on Tuesday, 4th April
    2023.
  2. Nomination papers may be obtained at Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ during the
    times stated above.
  3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2023.
  4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on 17 April
  5. Applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/registertovote
  6. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer
    at Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by 5 pm on Tuesday, 18th April 2023.
  7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Blackdown
    House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2023.
  8. Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election
    must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on 25 April 2023. Applications for a Voter Authority
    Certificate can be made online at eastdevon.gov.uk/elections-and-registering-to-vote/voter-id-2023/voterid-2023
  9. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at
    Blackdown House, Border Road, Honiton, EX14 1EJ by 5 pm on Thursday, 4th May 2023.

Burns Night supper 28th Jan 2023

Doors open at 7pm, Gittisham Village Hall

Veggie and meat haggis, neeps, tatties & dancing.

Please contact Hamish Hall if you would like a ticket.

Tel. 07880 178297

Church activities over Christmas 2022

Carols on the green will be on Wednesday 21st December at 5.00pm with the Honiton Town Band. Mulled wine and bangers served.

Services

25th Christmas Day 11.00am Eucharist

In January 2023 our Christingle service will be on the 2nd Sunday 8th, it is hoped we will be making the Christingles on Saturday 7th in the Parish room at 2.30, it would be good to have some children to help with the assembly.

Template letter for writing to East Devon District Council

Address

Date

Dear Strategic Planning Policy Team,

EMERGING LOCAL PLAN PUBLIC CONSULTATION – OBJECTION TO ALLOCATION LP_Gitti_05

I/we am/are writing to register our objection to any residential development in allocation reference  LP_Gitti_05 as identified in the Emerging Local Plan consultation. The reasons for this objection are as follows:

  • The detrimental impact development will have on the setting of Gittisham Village and its conservation area
  • Development will have a detrimental visual impact to the AONB and on the setting of the AONB
  • It is not appropriate to increase further residentially generated traffic and pedestrian movements through an industrial estate
  • Additional traffic accessing Hayne Lane or the existing Hayne Farm development will be detrimental to vehicular and pedestrian safety
  • Further pressure on already overstretched health, social and education services
  • Highways, sewers and sewage treatment infrastructure already at capacity
  • Distance from town centre, schools, health centre/hospital, train station and commercial centre will result in car travel resulting in an unsustainable development
  • It is totally inappropriate and irresponsible to be showing a settlement boundary at this point in time

Yours faithfully,

Name.

Send to:

East Devon District Council

Strategic Planning (Emerging Local Plan Comments)

Blackdown House

Border Road

Heathpark Industrial Estate

HONITON

EX14 1EJ

                                                                                               

East Devon Local Plan – your opportunity to comment

East Devon District Council is carrying out a public consultation on its draft Local Plan, which includes proposals to develop sites for residential housing within and close to Gittisham parish. The map below shows the proposals. [Please email gittishamparishcouncil@gmail.com if you require a large print version or if you have any other access requirements.]

Gitti_03 and Gitti_04 on the above plan are employment allocations which form part of the current EDDC Local Plan which was approved, following a Public Inquiry. The current emerging Local Plan rolls forward this Local Plan to cover the period 2020-2040.

LP_Gitti_05 and LP_Gitti_06 are new proposed residential allocations within the Parish.

The Honiton Strategic Policy (21) in the Consultation Draft states:
Land to the west of Hayne Lane (LP_Gitti_05) – The western parts of the site will form a medium scale residential development close to the existing urban edges of Honiton to accommodate around
100 new homes. The extent of the allocation is, however, still to be determined through follow (up)
work in 2023. The policies map currently shows all the site (Gitt_05) falling in the Settlement
Boundary but the expectation is that this boundary line will be subject to refinement to ultimately
include those easterly parts of the site that are determined to be appropriate for development and
exclude those areas that are determined to not be appropriate for development

LP_Gitti_06 – This land will form a small scale residential development close to the existing urban
edges of Honiton to accommodate around 31 new homes.

Gittisham Parish Council will be raising an objection to any development within the proposed
allocation LP_Gitti_05. The redevelopment of the redundant farm buildings at the former Hayne
Farm, LP_Gitti_06, is supported by the Parish Council.

The reasons for the PC objection to LP_Gitti_05 are:

  • The detrimental impact development will have on the setting of Gittisham Village and its
  • conservation area
  • Development will have a detrimental visual impact to the Area of Outstanding Natural
  • Beauty (AONB) and on the setting of the AONB
  • It is not appropriate to increase further residentially generated traffic and pedestrian
  • movements through an industrial estate
  • Additional traffic accessing Hayne Lane or the existing Hayne Farm development will be
  • detrimental to vehicular and pedestrian safety
  • Further pressure on already overstretched health, social and education services
  • Highways, sewers, sewage treatment and surface water infrastructure already at capacity
  • Distance from town centre, schools, health centre/hospital, train station and commercial
  • centre will result in car travel resulting in an unsustainable development
  • It is totally inappropriate and irresponsible to be showing a settlement boundary at this
  • point in time.

The Parish Council will also look at the allocation LP_HON_01 and will comment in due course.

If you agree with the Parish Council it is essential that EDDC understand the extent of parishioners’
concerns and you are encouraged to submit your representations quoting the LP reference to EDDC
in writing to:

Strategic Planning (Emerging Local Plan Comments), Blackdown House, Border Road, Heathpark
Industrial Estate, HONITON. EX14 1EJ
By email: planningpolicy@eastdevon.gov.uk
On-line at: https://eastdevonlocalplan.commonplace.is

For convenience a WORD draft letter of objection can be found on the Gittisham PC web site:
https://gittisham.org.uk . Use the News drop down.

In addition EDDC are holding a number of “drop in exhibitions” at locations around the District. The
exhibitions will be an opportunity for people to find out more about the Local Plan and speak to a
planning officer face to face.

Honiton – Beehive. Wednesday 7th December 3pm to 7pm
Feniton – Youth Centre Tuesday 13th December 3pm to 7pm

Your comments have to be received by 15th January 2023.

Remembrance Sunday -13th November

The Act of Remembrance will take place at the Lychgate outside St Michael’s Church Gittisham this Sunday at 10.50am.
This will be followed by a Lay-Led service in Church for those who wish to attend.

Bird ‘flu – what to do if you come across a dead or dying bird

With an increasing number of dead or dying birds being reported on our coastline, East Devon District Council has set up a rapid response team to deal with this.

If you see a dead or dying bird, do not touch it as there are potential contamination issues. But please do report it. If you visit the EDDC website and type ‘bird flu’, it will take you to a page where you can report a dead animal. Put your information in, and this will go directly to a team on the ground who will collect it with the appropriate PPE.

Information correct at 18.09.2022