This is looking up Church Row Lane – the manhole is lifted by sewage which flows down into the stream.
This has sadly been occurring in heavy rainfall. SWW are investigating and think it may be connected to the discharge from the Mayflower Treatment Works which joins the sewage system in Porsham Lane.
Local election results
Plymouth City Council elections took place on Thursday 6 May 2021 and votes were counted on Friday 7 May.
Overall turnout was 35.93%.
|Richard Audubon Bingley||Conservative||1,750||YES|
|Benjamin John Davy||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||20|
|Brian Richard Lewis||Green||133|
|Katie McManus||Liberal Democrat||105|
|Emily Rose Quick||Independent||273|
The Conservation Society now has a new Chairman, Dennis Silverwood. Dennis has been a committee member for some years and was a key player with our outgoing chairman in representing the views of the village at last year’s public enquiry into housing development in Allern Lane. We welcome him to his new role. The committee express their grateful thanks to our outgoing Chairman Robert Plumb who has done stalwart work for the village on your behalf.
This document presented by Plymouth City Council sets out a vision for the future development in the city over the next 20 years. It is wide ranging covering housing, employment and transport. You are urged to refer to it as it will affect all residents in one way or another. Go to www.plymouth.gov.uk/jointlocalplan
has replaced the old and disgraceful one surrounded by weeds and unkempt overgrowth at the bottom of Fore Street. The growth has been removed and a very nice tarmac surface is now in place making waiting for the bus a pleasant experience.
This improvement was carried out at the instigation of your Conservation Society
The application for house building by Taylor Wimpey was examined by a public hearing and the inspector has ruled in favour of development.
The planning application is:-
Full application No. 0668/17/FUL to build 65 houses.
The link is http://apps.westdevon.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/170668
Special thanks to Robert Plumb and Dennis Silverwood for their tremendous amount of work and time they have put into leading up to the enquiry and attending to present our case.
You can read a report on this public examination in the September 2 Newsletter No.34, the October Newsletter No.35 and December’s Newsletter No. 36 found on the drop down menu under The Conservation Society page on this web site.
Taylor Wimpey have agreed to provide 50% affordable housing and this means that, in their terms, the project is marginally non-viable (less than £2M gross profit) but they are prepared to ‘swallow the loss’!!
The grand old copper beech tree in Fore Street has been felled. This is because it had come to the end of it’s life at 110 years old and so has became weak and dangerous. This of course has left a big bare space and will take some getting used to after such a long time. On a positive note there is a child which hopefully will be able to grow and take it’s place.