minutes for this agenda
A Special Meeting of the Public Rights of Way Committee will be held on the above date at 2.15 pm at County Hall, Exeter to consider the following matters.
A G E N D A
PART I - OPEN COMMITTEE
1. Items Requiring Urgent Attention
Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.
MATTERS FOR DECISION
PART II - ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
ON THE GROUNDS THAT EXEMPT INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED
2. Exclusion of the Press and Public
Recommended: that under section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 12 of part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, being information relating to:-
"Any instructions to counsel and any opinion of counsel (whether or not in connection with any proceedings) and any advice received, information obtained or action to be taken in connection with:
(a) any legal proceedings by or against the authority; or
(b) the determination of any matter affecting the authority;
whether, in either case, proceedings have been commenced or are in contemplation."
3. Footpath No. 2, Churchstow: Obstruction by Building
Report of the County Environment Director (ED/04/276/HQ) attached (GOLD papers) and background papers enclosed (GOLD papers).
PART I - OPEN COMMITTEE
4. Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan: Public Consultation
The public consultation is open from Monday 22 November 2004 - Monday 14 February 2005.
The Devon Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) is being compiled by Devon County Council with the help of the three Local Access Forums (LAFs) covering Devon, Dartmoor and Exmoor, in response to the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
The County Council and the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park Authorities want the Improvement Plan to meet the needs of everyone - walkers, riders, cyclists - who wish to access the countryside for travel and recreation, while taking into account the needs of landowners, farmers and others who work the countryside.
5. Definitive Map Review
(a) Parish Reviews
Definitive Map Review: East Devon District, Parish of Northleigh: 1996 - 2004
Report of the County Environment Director (ED/04/274/HQ - pdf ED/04/274/HQ) attached (Page 1)
and background papers enclosed separately (BLUE papers).
(b) Schedule 14 Application
Claimed Footpath: Halshayne Lane - Colhayne Lane
Parishes of Widworthy and Shute
Report of the County Environment Director (ED/04/275/HQ) attached (Page 20)
and background papers attached separately (PINK pages).
MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO SIGN THE ATTENDANCE REGISTER
Councillors Mrs Madigan (Chairman), R Cann, Drake, Hawkins, Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Turner
Declaration of Interests
Members are reminded that they must declare any interest they may have in any item to be considered at this meeting, prior to any discussion taking place on that item.
Access to Information
Any person wishing to inspect any minutes, reports or list of background papers Relating to any item on this agenda should contact Rosalie Robison on the telephone Number shown on the top of this agenda
Agendas and minutes of Devon County Council Committees are now being published on the Information Devon Website at:
GUIDANCE NOTES FOR VISITORS
Car Parking and Security
All visitors to the Committee Suite are requested to report to Main Reception. If arriving by car please enter the campus via the Topsham Road entrance where there is limited allocated visitor parking (Car Park A). Access to the parking area is by video/audio intercom. There is limited off-street car parking around the County Hall campus. Public car parking can be found at the Cathedral Quay or Magdalen Road Car Parks (approximate 20 minutes walk).
Access to County Hall and Public Transport Links
Bus Services K, T and S operate from the High Street to County Hall (Topsham Road). To return to the High Street use Services K, T and R. Local Services from Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Exmouth, Plymouth and Torbay all stop in Barrack Road, approximately 5 minutes walk from County Hall.
Park and Ride Services operate from Sowton and Marsh Barton Industrial Estates with bus services direct to the High Street.
The nearest mainline railway stations are Exeter Central (5 minutes from the High Street) and St David's and St Thomas's both of which have regular bus services to the High Street.
In the event of a fire or other emergency please note the following instructions.
If you discover a fire, immediately inform the nearest member of staff and/or operate the nearest fire alarm.
On hearing a fire alarm leave the building by the nearest available exit. The County Hall Stewardesses will help direct you. Do not stop to collect personal belongings. Do not use the lifts. Assemble either on the cobbled car parking area adjacent to the administrative buildings or in the car park behind Bellair House, as shown on the site map above.
You should remain at the assembly point until you receive further instructions. Do not re-enter the building without being told to do so.
Contact Main Reception (extension 2504) for a trained first aider. A list of First Aiders is displayed in each Committee Room.