Belstone Parish Council meets approximately every six weeks, on a Tuesday – unless an extraordinary meeting or a special planning meeting is called.

Belstone Parish Clerk: Robin Hill – Andrews Corner, Belstone, Okehampton EX20 1RD
Tel: 01837 840332
Email: parishclerk@belstonevillage.net

 

Parishioners who wish to raise matters are always welcome to contact the Belstone Parish Council Clerk. While the Parish Council will often take up a parishioner’s case where it coincides with the public interest, it has a duty to represent all parishioners equally without fear or favour. It therefore does not involve itself in disputes between neighbours. The Parish Council is responsible for the siting, regular inspection and insurance of the public seating which is from time to time donated for placement in and around the village.

Belstone Village Hall is run independently of the Parish Council by the Belstone Village Hall Management Committee. The public car park opposite Belstone Village Hall lies on Common Land and its use as such is with the ongoing consent of the Lord of the Manor and Belstone Commoners’ Association.

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Councillors:

Chairman: Michael Ash – Pixies Hut, Belstone EX20 1QZ – Tel:840082
Vice Chair: Ann Norman – Dagworthy, Belstone – Tel:840581
Village Hall Rep: Susan Norrish – Woodsmoke, Belstone – Tel:840378
Eastern Links Rep: Elisabeth Emerson – Skaigh Cottage, Belstone – Tel:840629
Peter Cooper – The Paddocks, Belstone – Tel:840909
Jon Pike – Moorlands House, Belstone – Tel:840549
Paul Boyce – Lake View Cottage, Belstone – Tel:840623

 

 

Planning Decisions

Belstone Parish Council – Planning Decisions 2017

Tuesday 4th January: Amended plans in respect of ‘Replacement highway services building, extended car park and HGV parking area and landscaping at White House Service Station, Okehampton’.

The Belstone Parish Council understand the need to upgrade and modernise the facilities at White House Services. However, they do not support the latest proposals, as the removal of the hotel from the plans has not scaled down the overall plan.

The Parish Council consider that the applicant has not addressed their original concerns and indeed there appears to be a likely increase in the number of HGVs using the facility.

 The Parish Council’s particular concerns are:

  • Increase in HGVs with associated noise and pollution from emissions
  • Danger to pedestrians particularly in the area of the crossing from parking to restaurant
  • Light pollution, including light from vehicles moving round the site at night – we do not consider the screening to be adequate considering the proximity of the development to the Dartmoor National Park
  • Movement of vehicles, both within the complex and entering and leaving the public highway
  • Problems associated with the increase in vehicle movements, particularly large trucks, caravans, and holidaymakers, at a known danger area
  • The latest plans are still disproportionately large and out of keeping with the surrounding countryside and would have a considerable impact on those Belstone residents living close to the site

 Finally, the Parish Council believes that the development may constitute a departure from the Dartmoor National Park structure plan.

Tuesday 28th February: Proposed: Installation of air source heat pump in existing lean-to-wood shed at Mowhay, Skaigh Lane, Belstone. No comment made.

Tuesday 11th April: Permission has been granted for installation of air source heat pump in existing lean to wood shed Mowhay, Belstone.

Tuesday 11th April: Tree Preservation Order OS 347 Belstone to fell sycamore: No response.

Tuesday 18th April: Proposed construction of kitchen extension at Perrymans Cottage, Belstone. After discussion, No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 30th May: Tree Preservation Order OS347 – consent has been given for this to be carried out.

Tuesday 11th July: Conditional Planning Permission has been granted for Construction of kitchen extension Perrymans Cottage, Belstone

Belstone Parish Council – Planning Decisions 2016

Tuesday 12th January: Tree Preservation Order OS347 Application to carry out works to trees at Lower Hobey, Belstone. The Council had no objection to this work being carried out.

Tuesday 12th January: Grant of listed building consent has been granted for replacement of existing timber windows, Andrews Cottage, Belstone.

Tuesday 12th January: Proposed agricultural storage building at Greenhill Farm, Sticklepath. No objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 23rd February: Proposed agricultural building at Greenhill Farm, Sticklepath – approval given.

Tuesday 23rd February: Tree Preservation Order OS347, application to carry out works to trees at Lower Hobey, Belstone – application granted.

Tuesday 23rd February: Proposed erection of stable with hay store and change of use from agricultural grazing to equestrian (retrospective) at land formally part of Greenhill Farm, Sticklepath. No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 12th April: Proposed revised scheme for barn conversion to holiday let (0571/10) including additional entrance area, amended rear door and repositioning of flue at Moorlands Cottage, Belstone. No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Friday 13th May: Proposed conversion of garage/stable block to form ancillary accommodation Taw Croft, Belstone 0231/16 No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Friday 13th May: Proposed removal of existing chalet and construction of timber replacement Riverside Chalet, Belstone. Objection was agreed unanimously – too radically different from the exisiting aspect, size and footprint.

Friday 13th May: Further changes to revised scheme for barn conversion to holiday let (0571/10) Moorlands Cottage, Belstone 0171/16 No comment as this has already been discussed at an earlier meeting.

Tuesday 31st May: Conditional planning permission has been granted for revised scheme for barn conversion to holiday let (0571/10) including additional entrance are, amended rear door and repositioning of flue, Moorlands Cottage, Belstone.

Tuesday 12th July: Proposed creation of 2 metre wide dormer window extension to side elevation and installation of wooden decking area to extend veranda to rear and side of property at Great Down, Belstone. No Objection/ Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 12th July: Refusal of planning permission erection of stable with hay store and change of use from agricultural grazing to equestrian (retrospective), land formally part of Greenhill Farm, Sticklepath.

Tuesday 12th July: Removal of existing chalet and construction of timber replacement at Riverside Chalet, Belstone – Application withdrawn.

Tuesday 12th July: Conditional planning permission has been granted for conversion of garage/stable block to form ancillary accommodation Taw Croft, Belstone.

Tuesday 16th August: Proposed replacement of south facing door and frame at Andrews Cottage, Belstone. No Objection/Neutral View was greed unanimously.

Tuesday 23rd August: Proposed erection of conservatory at Little Gables, Belstone. No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 6th September: Proposed conversion of traditional buildings into one unit of holiday accommodation at Skaigh Stables, Belstone. Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 6th September: Proposed alterations and extensions of vestry and connection for main public sewer in highway at St Mary the Virgin, Belstone. It was agreed unanimously to support this application as it is of benefit to the community.

Tuesday 6th September: Conditional planning permission has been granted  for creation of 2 metre wide dormer window extension to side elevation and installation of wooden decking area to extend veranda to rear  and side of property Great Down, Belstone.

Tuesday 18th October: Proposed replacement highway services building, extending car park and HGV parking area, landscaping (Full Planning Application) and Outline Permission (with all matters reserved except access) for a new hotel up to 1260 m sq. over two floors at White House Service Station, Okehampton.

Councillors agreed the following response:

In their response Belstone Parish Council are mindful of the impact that the extension of this site would have on those residents living close by or overlooking the development.

The Parish Council do not support the application for outline planning permission for a new hotel on the site but would consider supporting a scaled down version of the services and restaurant.

The council have concerns about noise and light pollution and would want to see these reduced to a minimum. They would also like the planners to look again at the movement of traffic in and out of the site and its impact on the B3260. This particularly applies to the safe movement of HGVs and the speed of traffic along this section of road.

Tuesday 18th October: Proposed replace existing mono pitch superstructure of garage with double pitch roof at Moorgate Cottage, Belstone. No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 18th October: Conditional planning permission has been granted for alterations and extensions of vestry and connection to the main sewer in highway St Mary the Virgin, Belstone.

Tuesday 18th October: Grant of listed planning consent has been agreed for replacement of south facing door and frame Andrews Cottage, Belstone.

Tuesday 18th October: Conditional planning permission has been granted for erection of conservatory Little Gables, Belstone.

Tuesday 1st November: Outline application with some matters reserved for 50no dwellings with mixture of dwelling size and tenure (affordable housing provided will be 40% of total) including details of access. This application falls within Okehampton Hamlets Parish. After discussion the council decided they had no comments to make on this application.

Tuesday 1st November: Tree preservation order Birchy Lake, Belstone. Schedule of works: Beech – reduce canopy on northern side of tree by 3m. The Council decided to make no comment.

Tuesday 6th December: Conditional planning permission has been granted in respect of conversion of traditional buildings into one unit holiday accommodation at Skaigh Stables, Belstone.

Tuesday 6th December: Conditional planning permission has been granted to replace mono-pitch superstructure of garage with double pitch roof Moorgate Cottage, Belstone.

Belstone Parish Council – Planning Decisions 2015

Tuesday 13th January: Conditional planning permission has been granted for reconstruction of dry stone retaining wall with gabion basket and stone, Moorlands House, Belstone.

Tuesday 24th February: Proposed erection of stable at plot 3, land at greenhill Farm, Sticklepath No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 7th April: Tree preservation order at Heathermoor, Belstone. The Council was quite happy for this to be carried out.

Tuesday 7th April: Erection of stable at plot 3, land part of Greenhill Farm has been withdrawn.

Tuesday 7th April: Proposed conversion ot the Old Chapel into annex for existing dwelling at Chapel House, Belstone. No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 26th May: Tree preservation order Heathermoor, Belstone. Application to carry out the works has been granted.

Tuesday 26th May: Conversion of the Old Chapel into annex for existing dwelling at Chapel House, Belstone. Application withdrawn

Wednesday 24th June: Proposed erection of stable and change of use of land to equestrian at plot 3 land part of Greenhill Farm, Sticklepath No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 14th July: Proposed erection of small granite and timber log store to north elevation and single storey granite faced garden room extension with sedum roof to south elevation at East Priestacott, Belstone No Objection/Neutral View agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 8th September: Conditional planning permission has been granted for erection of stable and change of use of land to equestrian at plot 3 land part of Greenhill Farm, Sticklepath.

Tuesday 8th September: Conditional planning permission has been granted for erection of small granite and timber log store to north elevation and single storey granite faced garden room extension with sedum roof to south elevation at East Priestacott, Belstone.

Tuesday 29th September: Proposed construction of outdoor manege Pear Trees, Belstone. Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 29th September: Proposed replacement of existing timber windows at Andrews Cottage, Belstone. No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 1st December: Conditional planning permission has been granted for construction of outdoor manege, Pear Trees, Belstone

Belstone Parish Council – Planning Decisions 2014

Tuesday 14th January: Conditional planning permission has been granted for removal of an existing stable and storage building to be replaced with a tanalised timber stable and storage building with a cement fibre roof and associated works, Pear Trees, Belstone.

Tuesday 14th January: Conditional planning permission has been granted for two-storey rear extension, Skaigh Lodge, Belstone.

Friday 14th March: Proposed single storey side extension at Heathermoor, Belstone – No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 25th March: Proposed internal alterations to house with window changes, plus extension to form garden room at Andrews Cottage, Belstone – Objection was agreed unanimously. Reasons 1. New ground floor window on exisiting building too large 2. Garden room out of keeping.

Tuesday 28th May: Internal alterations to house with window changes, plus extension to form garden room at Andrews Cottage, Belstone – Application withdrawn.

Tuesday 28th May: Single storey side extension, Heathermoor, Belstone – Conditional planning permission granted.

Tuesday 28th May: Proposed erection of storage shed, log store and oil tank (retrospective) at Skaigh Lodge, Belstone – No Objection/Neutral View agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 15th July: Proposed planning removal of condition 2 at Moorview, Belstone – No Objection/Neutral View agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 15th July: Erection of shed, log store and oil tank (retrospective) Skaigh Lodge, Belstone – Conditional planning permission granted.

Tuesday 5th August: Proposed internal alterations to the existing house including window changes and rear garden room at Andrews Cottage, Belstone – Objection was greed unanimously. reasons 1. The plans for the east elevation and the garden room are out of character with the age of the listed building. 2. Although the ‘shippon’ may have been modified for domestic use the Parish Council believes that this was carried out without planning permission and listed building consent.

Tuesday 2nd September: Proposed erection of detached garage at The Teddicks, Belstone – No Objection/Neutral View was agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 14th October:Conditional planning permission has been received for internal alterations to the existing house including window changes and addition of rear garden room, Andrews Cottage, Belstone

Tuesday 2nd December: Proposed reconstruction of dry stone retaining wall with gabion basket and stone at Moorlands House, Belstone – No Objection/Neatral View agreed unanimously.

Tuesday 2nd December: Conditional planning permission has been granted for ‘Removal of Condition 2’ of Permission ref 0411/11 for use of the building as a separate unit of accomodation, Moorview, Belstone.

Tuesday 2nd December: Conditional planning permission has been granted for erection of detached garage, The Teddicks, Belstone.

Tuesday 2nd December: Grant of listed building consent – Flue for biomass boiler in garage, Tor Down, Belstone.