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PACT February 2022

Ideford Village Hall


February 2022

PACT MEETING (Police and Communities Together Meeting)

Wednesday 16th February 2022



A chance to catch up with your local Neighbourhood Team, PC 17015 Clarke Orchard (Local Neighbourhood Beat Manager) and PCSO 30078 Saul BUNCE.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Illegal off-road driving


February 2022

Christmas Waste and Recycling


December 2021

Teignbridge Local Plan Review (Part 3) 2020-2040: Renewable Energy, Gypsy and Traveller and Small Residential Site Options Ten week public consultation from 15 November 2021 to 24 January 2022



November 2021

Teignbridge Local Plan Review (Part 3) 2020-2040: Renewable Energy, Gypsy and Traveller and Small Residential Site Options

Ten week public consultation from 15 November 2021 to 24 January 2022

Teignbridge District Council would like to invite you to comment on the Draft Local Plan (Part 3) 2020-2040 and its supporting documents. It follows on from the Draft Local Plan (Part 2), published last June which included site options for residential, employment and education development.

The Part 3 Local Plan Review document sets out further optionsfor where different types of development could be located. The information included within the plan shows all of the development options that are available for public comment, including: potential sites for wind turbines, a potential gypsy and traveller site and potential small residential site options.

We have prepared three documents that we are seeking your views on. These are available to view online at

· Draft Local Plan (Part 3) 2020-2040: Renewable Energy, Gypsy and Traveller and Small Residential Site Options

· Strategic Environmental Assessment / Sustainability Appraisal Stage B ReportThis set of reports consider the effects of the plan on the environment, people and economy, and considers reasonable alternatives.

  • Draft Habitats Regulations Assessment - Initial Site Options Screening ReportThis is an assessment of site options carried out in order to assess the potential for likely significant effects on a European Wildlife Site or European Offshore Marine Site.

Comments can be made on any or all of the documents listed above using the following methods:

· Online survey at

· Email

· In writing by post to Local Plan Review, Spatial Planning and Delivery, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

The consultation runs for ten weeks from 12noon Monday 15 November 2021 until 12noon on Monday 24 January 2022.

There are additional technical reports which provide further background evidence of the work carried out to produce the third part of the plan but where comments are not being sought. These include:

Low Carbon Report

The study identifies how and where low carbon development could feature in the district under the updated Local Plan. Through this research Exeter University has identified areas where natural sources of energy exist and where solar or wind renewable energy could be generated. The areas identified in the report take account of “constraints”, or sensitivities, such as avoiding grade 1 agricultural land, avoiding impacts on air traffic, woodland, avoiding internationally and nationally designated wildlife areas, and minimum distances from sensitive receptors such as houses, roads, railways and heritage assets.

Need to Know Guide

As the Draft Local Plan (Part 3) is quite long and complex, we have produced a short ‘Need to Know’ Guide,which summarises all the information about the Plan in a straightforward, jargon-free way.

To keep up to date on news of the Local Plan Review, please check:

· Teignbridge Local Plan webpage

· Twitter:

· Facebook:

· Local Press and Media.

If you have any questions, please contact the Local Plan Team on 01626-215768 or email

Please note that comments cannot be treated as confidential, and anonymous or verbal comments cannot be taken into consideration. Comments will be published on our website excluding phone numbers, email addresses and signatures. Comments made will be available to view online at later in the Local Plan review process, once they have been reviewed and considered.

Inappropriate comments including those which are racist, sexist, xenophobic, defamatory, prejudiced or otherwise likely to cause offence will be removed and not considered.

All comments must be received during the consultation period. Any responses received after this deadline may not be considered.

If you need this information in another format, or have any queries please email or call 01626 215768.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Local Plan Team

Spatial Planning and Delivery

Tel: 01626 215768

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Avian Influenza


November 2021

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ)

Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service have advised us that as of 5pm on the 3 November 2021 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared across Great Britain. This means that all bird keepers in Great Britain (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard are required by law to take a range of bio-security precautions:

  • Schedule 1 - Minimum biosecurity measures applying to all keepers

· Keep domestic ducks and geese separate from other poultry.

· Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds, for example by netting ponds, and by removing wild bird food sources.

· Feed and water their birds in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds.

· Minimise movement into and out of bird enclosures.

· Cleanse and disinfect footwear and keep areas where birds live clean and tidy.

· Reduce any existing contamination by cleansing and disinfecting concrete areas and fencing off wet or boggy areas.

· Keep free ranging birds within fenced areas, and ponds, watercourses and permanent standing water must be fenced off (except in specific circumstances, e.g., zoo birds).

  • Schedule 2 –Enhanced biosecurity measures for premises with over 500 poultry or other captive birds

Keepers with more than 500 birds will need to restrict access for non-essential people on their sites, workers will need to change clothing and footwear before entering bird enclosures and site vehicles will need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

Full details of what is required can be found on the government website:

To assist all bird keepers in complying with the new rules, the biosecurity guidance and self-assessment checklists have been updated and all the latest information can be found at

Remember that if you have poultry it is your responsibility to keep updated on any outbreaks and an easy way to do this is to sign up for text notifications -register with the APHA alerts service.

Review of Statement of Principles


August 2021

GAMBLING ACT 2005 – Review of Statement of Principles

This is Teignbridge District Council’s consultation paper on the review of its ‘statement of principles’ as required under the Gambling Act 2005. The licensing authority welcomes comments from the police, the fire service, licence holders, businesses, local residents and their representatives.

The document sets out a draft statement of principles, which will guide the licensing authority when considering licence applications under the Gambling Act 2005.

The aim of the Act is to protect the public, especially children and vulnerable adults by trying to keep gambling crime free, ensure gambling is fair and open allowing people to enjoy gambling responsibility.

A copy of our draft statement of principles can now be viewed at you can see the changes proposed and provide feedback.

Feedback must be received by Noon on Friday 8 October 2021 at the latest.

Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation



July 2021

One of our top priorities at Teignbridge is keeping our district clean, and we know dog fouling is an issue Teignbridge residents feel strongly about. We are reviewing our power under the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that will help us continue to enforce dog fouling and control other issues across the district.

The PSPO helps the council deal with the few irresponsible dog owners who don’t clear up after their dog or control it. For the many responsible dog owners who pick up after their dog wherever they go, nothing will change. Inconsiderate dog owners will continue to be targeted through awareness and enforcement. Registered blind people and assistance dog users will be exempt.

The order currently requires:

  • Dog walkers to pick up after their dog and carry a bag or other means of cleaning up after their dog has fouled at all times.
  • Dogs will not be allowed in defined dog exclusion areas (e.g. beaches during April to the end of September, children’s play park excluding assistance dogs).
  • Dogs will be required to be kept on leads next to roads.
  • For authorised officers to have the power to immediately request dogs are placed on a lead.
  • To restrict the number of dogs that can be walked by a single individual, on and off the lead.
  • Dog walkers to control their dogs when in public places

Our aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and care for our local areas, keeping them safe and accessible for all.

Before we review the current PSPO, we want to hear your views. Please take part in this survey atDog PSPO - Teignbridge District Council

The survey will run until the till 3rd September. During that time, we will promote this as much as possible to capture the views and opinions of Teignbridge residents, including dog owners, dog walkers, and local businesses.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to hearing your views.


David Eaton
Environmental Protection Manager

Volunteers Required


April 2021

Ideford's Oak Tree


December 2020



December 2020

Termination of Rural Skip Service



November 2020

Dear Ideford Parish Council

Termination of Rural Skip service

I am writing to you following the decision by the Executive at Teignbridge District Council to terminate the Rural Skip service.

The decision was not an easy one to make but unfortunately due to an increasing need to make considerable savings it has been necessary to terminate the service. As you will be aware due to the pandemic we have already had to cancel all services this year so far as it has not been possible to run the services safely without considerable extra costs.

Should your parish/town wish to explore running your own skip service, I have included current contract costs and disposal costs which I hope will be useful to base your budget on.

The site costs for last year were as follows:

Provision of containers, vehicles and associated staffing through contract for 2020/21

Ideford The Pound Area = £1,802.78

Based on last year’s tonnage data disposal costs in addition would have been

Disposal- 0.46 tonnes @ £128.79/t = £59.24

Total costs: £1,862.02

It should be noted that these costs were part of a larger overall contract and as such would have generated some economies of scale and competition during procurement. There is no guarantee that the service or costs from our existing contractor will be provided/matched for individual sites, similarly for the disposal cost per tonne that is part of Devon County Council’s negotiated price. I would however expect the costs to be broadly similar going forward which may help you budget accordingly.

Should you require any further information that may help you procure your own service should you wish please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Lizzie Turner

Recycling Officer