Mid Devon District Council and other organisations often engage the Parish Council in Consultations for the views of the Parish residents.

We would actively encourage you to get involved, and will endeavour to make these Consultation documents available here.

 

 

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON RURAL SERVICES IN MID DEVON

Mid Devon District Council have launched a survey to find out where residents access local services, such as healthcare, shops, and recreation facilities. The consultation runs from Wednesday 3 January to Friday 1 March 2024 (deadline now extended) and can be accessed via https://letstalk.middevon.gov.uk/rural-services

RURAL COST OF LIVING SURVEY - closes 31 March 2023

The cost of living crisis is affecting everyone, particularly when it comes to keeping homes heated, with high energy costs. Research suggests that rural areas are particularly suffering, with a lack of public transport connectivity and high fuel costs exacerbating the challenging situation. The Rural Services Network and Citizens Advice Rural Issues Group want to secure more funding to support rural households, and in order to lend weight to the argument they would like as many people as possible to fill out their Rural Cost of Living Household Survey. Access the survey here SURVEY LINK

Rural Cost of Living Survey Poster

 

FIRE SERVICE CONSULTATION - CLOSES MIDDAY ON 30 NOVEMBER

Please see message from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service:

“Every year we ask our communities and businesses about the level of precept (council tax contribution) for the fire and rescue service. This consultation is open now until midday on 30 November. We would like to hear from as many people as possible across Devon and Somerset to better understand our residents’ views. Please can you complete the online survey and share this with your networks. Should you or anyone else be unable to complete this online please call 01392 872354 and leave a message with your name and number. Whilst we are aware of the pressures many of us are facing now and in the coming months, your feedback will help to make more informed decisions for the next financial year.” Click here for the survey link and by choosing “next” on the first screen SURVEY LINK

MDDC PUBLIC CONSULTATION - PARISH REVIEW - HAVE YOUR SAY BEFORE 23.10.22

MDDC is currently conducting a Parish Review covering all towns and parishes in Mid Devon, including Willand. Have your say in the Second Stage Consultation now and visit the website to see the draft proposals for Willand/Halberton/Uffculme.  Find out more here: WEBSITE LINK At the end of the review period the Council will make a number of recommendations. The recommendations will be made available in a public document, including the reasoning behind each recommendation.

Recommendations could include:

  • boundary changes
  • revised electoral arrangements
  • the abolition of a parish/es
  • grouping or ungroup existing parishes
  • changing the name of a parish council, to reflect any boundary changes as appropriate

Any changes as a result of the review would come into effect for the 2023 all-out elections.

26 OCTOBER 2022 - PUBLIC EXHIBITION IN WILLAND - MASTERPLAN SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT (SPD) FOR EAST CULLOMPTON - Consultation ends 1.11.22

MID DEVON DISTRICT COUNCIL is holding a public exhibition at Willand Village Hall on Wednesday 26 October from 4 – 7pm in the Club Room.  Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the planning document as part of the consultation process which ends on 1.11.22. As previously advertised, Mid Devon District Council is preparing a Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for East Cullompton and is now consulting on a draft of the document.  This SPD sets out Mid Devon’s emerging thinking for the development to guide future planning applications and ensure co-ordinated and comprehensive delivery of the development. The dedicated website gives you an opportunity to view the latest draft masterplan and to ask questions and give your feedback on what is being proposed.  The consultation is open until 1 November 2022. WEBSITE LINK

TWO TREE SOLAR FARM – PUBLIC CONSULTATION – 4TH AUGUST TO 11TH SEPTEMBER 2022

Low Carbon Limited is proposing to build a new solar farm on land west of Willand and northeast of Brithem Bottom, to be known as Two Tree Solar Farm. The proposed site is mostly in Halberton Parish. Low Carbon Limited wants to ensure the community around this proposal is informed and fully understands the plans for the project; the company encourages feedback and suggestions to help influence the design. Their project website provides a way for the community to provide feedback https://www.twotreesolarfarm.co.uk/  There is also a free information line: 0800 157 7255. The deadline for feedback submission is Sunday 11th September 2022. There are 2 public consultation events as detailed on the attached poster. Two_Tree_Solar_Farm _VillageNotice.2022.07.2944 (002)

Plan Mid Devon Launches First Public Consultation

Mid Devon District Council has launched a consultation as it works towards planning the future of Mid Devon for decades to come.  Find out full details here and how you can be involved and join online Zoom events PRESS RELEASE LINK

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service: Consultation on draft Community Risk Management Plan

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is capturing the views of people across Devon and Somerset in an online survey. The closing date is Friday 14 January 2022. Full details can be found on this link: CONSULTATION LINK and on this poster Consultation poster Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

Time to Speak UP on Cullompton's Future - public consultation 28 June to 13 August 2021

The revitalisation of Cullompton’s town centre is taking another step closer to reality with the launch of three public consultations this month.
Working closely with Historic England and Devon County Council the team at Mid Devon is looking to hear what residents and businesses think of plans for the town centre, Cullompton’s Conservation Area and a separate project to improve public spaces in the town.
A public consultation event on three documents supporting the projects will run between 28th June and 13th August 2021 and there are many ways you can get in touch and have your say…The Team will be attending the following events, please pop along to discuss the proposals on:
• Saturday 24th July at Cullompton’s Farmers’ Market, 9.30am to 12.30pm
• Monday 26th July in the Walronds Garden, Fore Street, Cullompton 10am to 2pm
• Monday 26th July in Tesco car park, Cullompton, 5pm – 6:30pm
• Tuesday 27th July – the Cullompton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (CAMP) public meeting to be held by Zoom, between 4pm – 5.30pm.

Read the full press release at:

PRESS RELEASE LINK

Proposal for Parliamentary Constituency boundary changes - respond by 2 August 2021

Under proposals by the Boundary Commission for England (BCE), the number of constituencies in the South West will increase from 55 to 58. The proposal for our area is a “Tiverton and Minehead” constituency. Use the link below to access the BCE website to:
– view current constituency and local authority boundaries
– view BCE proposals for new constituency boundaries
– submit a response directly to BCE about their proposals

https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/

Culm Garden Village Country Park Survey

REPLY BY 14 JUNE

Culm Garden Village will provide up to 5,000 new homes with jobs, community facilities and public open space, located to the east of the M5 motorway at Cullompton.  We would like to understand your thoughts regarding the potential of creating a country park at the Garden Village.

This survey is being published jointly by Mid Devon District Council, Cullompton Town Council and Willand Parish Council to gather opinions and ideas on the facilities that local communities would like to see at a country park to ensure the country park is guided by local ideas.

Please see the link below to the survey:

Web link to survey

Have your say on the protection of public spaces from anti-social behaviour arising from dogs

RESPOND BY 18 JUNE

The Council is seeking the views of Mid Devon residents on the proposed strengthening of dog control powers to reduce anti-social behaviour arising from dogs.

A consultation on a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), is being held between Friday 21st May and Friday 18th June and pending the views of the public, could be in place for the next three years.

A PSPO is a measure designed to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public space introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. It enables local authorities to impose restrictions to tackle nuisance and problem dog behaviour.

The proposed PSPO is expected to directly contribute to reducing anti-social and dangerous/aggressive dog and dog fouling incidents occurring in particular areas that are having, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those who live, work or play within the locality.

The proposed PSPO is intended, to:

  • prohibit dog fouling in all Public Spaces areas within the District of Mid Devon where the public have access;
  • require dogs to be on leads in cemeteries, churchyards and parks which are named identified in the PSPO;
  • require any dog to be put on a lead when requested by an authorised council officer or police constable;
  • exclude dogs from the enclosed play areas which are named in the PSPO;
  • require all persons in charge of a dog to have the means to pick up dog faeces in Public Spaces; and
  • limit the number of dogs walked at a time by one person to six.

It is also proposed that a breach of the Order could result in either a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 or prosecution.

Plans of the areas named in the draft PSPO, along with a copy of the draft PSPO are available to view at the following link which also includes a link to the survey:

Link to consultation and survey link

 

Survey for your local Fire Service

RESPOND BY 20 MAY 2021

Like many organisations, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has a range of statutory responsibilities we need to undertake in order to manage the risk to our communities. At the same time, we have broadened our offer to partners wherever we can as we recognise that there are some complex issues, such as reducing the impact of mental health, that require leaders to work together to solve some difficult societal problems. As such, we are undertaking our regular strategic review of the risks that we might face in the future and what the future landscape might look like in terms of infrastructure as well as societal trends.
This will be reflected in a Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP), formerly known as an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP), which will run from April 2022 until 2027. Before developing the draft CRMP, we are gathering views from people and partners across Devon and Somerset. These views will give us an understanding of what you and residents feel are local risks that we need to consider as well as perceptions of the fire and rescue service and its role within our counties.
We are capturing this through an online survey. It would be helpful if you could arrange for this to be completed and shared as the higher number of contributions will give more insight to make sure we’re aligning our future plans with the communities we serve. We will ensure that the results of this work are available to you as it may support your own risk planning approach and we also intend to start to build a rich dataset where we can layer data to inform trends (using non-personal data). This will inform future demand and capability mapping. Once a draft CRMP is produced, we will consult with you and our communities on the content to
check whether the understanding we’ve captured through our engagement work and data mapping has been accurately represented in the plan.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated and will ensure that we can continue to provide an effective and efficient fire and rescue service that remains focused on preventing incidents from happening but also has the right resources in place to respond to an emergency when required.
Yours sincerely
Lee Howell OBE QFSM
Chief Fire Officer

Open consultation - Improving broadband for Very Hard to Reach premises

RESPOND BY 11 JUNE

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is running an open consultation which is a call for evidence on improving broadband for Very Hard to Reach premises in the UK. If you are a resident household or a business user of rural broadband services then please complete the call to evidence via the online survey.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 11 June 2021 and can be accessed via the following link:

consultation link