Recent News

 

Tiverton Eastern Extension Area B

The MDDC Cabinet discussed detailed proposals for Area B at their meeting at Phoenix House at 2.15 pm on Thursday, 26th October .

At the meeting it was resolved:

‘That in the event of significant delay in the highway connection being formed with Area A and subject to acceptable planning impacts, alternative access arrangements can be considered (that do not include Mayfair &/or the Manley Lane/Post Hill junction)‘.

Letter re Cabinet report 8.11.17 gives full details.

Our Comment. ‘The only practical alternative access from the Tiverton – Halberton road would be through the north-west corner of Hartnoll Farm, close to the Hartnoll Business Centre, and then across Manley Lane into Area B. Such an access road could, as a ‘ransom strip’, not only be very costly, potentially reducing funding available for the second stage of the A361 junction, but it would also be outside the Allocated Area for development in the emerging Local Plan 2013 – 2033, within the parish of Halberton, and on Grade 1 Agricultural Land. Worse still, it would constitute an ‘own goal’ for the Planning Department because it would provide infrastructure which would encourage piecemeal, unregulated, residential development, which they state they are trying to avoid, at that part of Hartnoll Farm for which Waddeton Park have already taken out an option.

Access to Area B through Area A must remain the only option!

Unveiling of Plaque to Private Thomas Sage VC on October 4th

Members of the Sage family are shown in the photograph, taken at the unveiling ceremony. A video of the ceremony is available.IMG_1471

 

Conservation Areas

Historic England have mounted a campaign to celebrate 50 years of Conservation Areas in England. They have highlighted six examples of ‘amazing conservation areas’, including  the Tiverton  Conservation Area, after a submission by this Society! Nevertheless this area remains classified as ‘Heritage at Risk’.

See the latest Historic England findings about ‘Heritage at Risk’.

WEA Autumn Programme

Full details of WEA’s Autumn Programme of courses and lectures are now available.Autumn 17 Leaflet

Call For Greater Protection for Historic Buildings

The Architects Journal have written a thoughtful article about the wanton destruction of a rare 17th century ceiling in Bristol, calling for greater protection for features in unlisted buildings.

Tiverton EUE New A361 Junction Phase 1

Griffiths, the civil engineering and construction company responsible for constructing the left in/left out junction, have issued an information leaflet, and many local residents will have received a copy.

Hillersdon House

Those who came on our very interesting visit to Hillersdon House on June 14th may be interested in this article from the Tatler:

http://www.tatler.com/news/articles/april-2017/hillersdon-house-devon-inside

Campaign to Protect Rural England Devon.

The CPRE Devon Spring Newsletter, which includes items about proposed developments at M5 Junction 27 (Sampford Peverell) and Junction 28 (Cullompton), is now available.

Civic Voice Anniversary

Civic Voice celebrated its seventh anniversary on April 17th.

A short video, ‘Civic Voice: Shaping the Future for the Better’, discusses the aims, importance and achievements of the organisation.

Campaign to Protect Rural England

CPRE Devon have produced a very interesting short film.

CPRE have also released a short video outlining their achievements in 2016: ‘Standing up for the Countryside’

Housing White Paper

We fully support Civic Voice’s views about the need for more housing, the importance of speeding up delivery and their cautious support for the Housing White Paper.

Visitors to this Website

In 2016 there were 1535 visitors to this website, and 3037 views, the Listed Buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments Page easily being the most popular. The most common visitors were from the United Kingdom (85%), USA and Canada.

2017 should be an even busier year, there having been 1203 views before April 4th.

 

Tiverton Floods in 1960flood-a3-2

Following the fine presentation by Ian Hunter and Chris Khan from The Environment Agency on Tuesday, October 25th, they have kindly sent an extensive collection of photographs of the dramatic 1960 floods in Tiverton. These will be found here:1960-flooding-in-tiverton-f in a downloadable zip file  Ian and Chris would, on request, be very happy to provide photographs for other locations

 

Planning Committee on 29th March 2017 – see the Archives Page

Pictures accompanying the article on John Heathcoat in the November 2016 Newsletter – see the Archives Page

Oil Paintings in Tiverton Town Hall – see the Archives Page

Flood Risk – see the Archives Page.

Diesel Emissions – see the Archives Page.

J.D.Salinger in Tiverton – see the Archives Page.