minutes for this agenda
A special meeting of the Public Rights of Way Committee will be held on the above date at 2.15pm at County Hall, Exeter to consider the following matters.
A G E N D A
PART I OPEN COMMITTEE
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2008 (Page 6).
3. 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
4. Devon Countryside Access Forum
Minutes of the meeting held on 22 May 2008 (Page 10).
5. Definitive Map Review
(a) Parish Reviews
(i) Definitive Map Review 2006-08
Parish of Braunton
Report of the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/08/130/HQ) (Page 20) and background papers sent separately. The report examines a proposal from a claim arising out of the Definitive Map Review in the Parish of Braunton.
Electoral Division: Braunton Rural
(ii) Definitive Map Review 2007-08
Parish of South Huish
Report the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/08/131/HQ) (Page 36) and background papers sent separately. The report examines suggestions arising out of the Definitive Map Review in the Parish of South Huish in the District of South Hams.
Electoral Division: Thurlestone, Salcombe Allington
(iii) Definitive Map Review 2005-08
Parish of Brentor
Report the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/08/132/HQ) (Page 44) and background papers sent separately. The report concerns the Definitive Map Review in the Parish of Brentor.
Electoral Division: Okehampton Rural
(iv) Definitive Map Review 2007-08
Parish of Bulkworthy
Report the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/08/133/HQ) (Page 60). The report examines the Definitive Map Review in the Parish of Bulkworthy.
Electoral Division: Bideford South Hartland
(v) Definitive Map Review 2007-08
Parish of East and West Putford
Report the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/08/134/HQ) (Page 62). The report examines the Definitive Map Review in the Parishes of East and West Putford.
Electoral Division: Bideford South Hartland
(vi) Definitive Map Review 1996-2008
Parish of Colebrooke (part 3)
Report the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/08/135/HQ) (Page 64) and background papers sent separately. The report examines one suggestion arising out of the Definitive Map Review in the Parish of Colebrooke.
Electoral Division: Crediton Rural
(b) Schedule 14 Applications
(i) Claimed Public Footpaths: Watermouth Cove, Berrynarbor
Report the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/08/136/HQ) (Page 80) and background papers sent separately. The report relates to a Schedule 14 application, made by Berrynarbor Parish Council, to record footpaths on the headland at Watermouth Cove (the claimed routes).
Electoral Division: Combe Martin Rural
(ii) Claimed Byway Open to All Traffic: Short Lane, Lifton
Report the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/08/137/HQ) (Page 94) and background papers sent separately. This supplementary report concerning the Definitive Map Review in Lifton. The review was carried out in 1996-98 with no valid proposals.
Electoral Division: Okehampton Rural
6. Public Inquiry, Informal Hearing and Written Representation Decisions; Directions and High Court Appeals
The following decisions and directions have been received from the Secretary of State:
(a) Kingsbridge Footpath No. 15 Modification Order 2006 order not confirmed (Page 101)
7. Modification Orders
The following Modification Orders have been confirmed:
(a) Lydford Bridleway Nos. 8 50 and Footpath No. 49 Modification Order 2008
(b) Uffculme Footpath No. 3 and Bridleway No. 50 Modification Order 2007
(c) Uffculme Footpath Nos. 12 13 and Bridleway No. 51 Modification Order 2007
8. Public Path Orders
(a) Proposed Diversions
(i) Application for Diversion of Footpath No. 39, Newton Abbot
Report of the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/08/138/HQ) (Page 106) and background papers sent separately. The report is supplemental to one presented to Members at their meeting on 4 March 2008 and details the findings of those Members who subsequently conducted a site inspection.
Electoral Division: Newton Abbot South
(b) The following Public Path Orders have been made and confirmed under delegated powers:
(a) Ashwater Footpath No. 19 - Diversion Order 2007 (Page 110)
(b) Bere Ferrers Footpath No. 27 - Diversion Order 2008 (Page 111)
(c) Bishop's Nympton Footpath No. 9 - Diversion Order 2008 (Page 112)
(d) Brentor Footpath No. 5 - Diversion Order 2007 (Page 113)
(e) Clannaborough Footpath Nos. 3 4 and Colebrooke Footpath
No. 12 - Diversion Order 2007 (Page 114)
(g) Coldridge Footpath Nos. 8 and 9 - Diversion Order 2007 (Page 116)
(h) Ermington Footpath No. 11 - Diversion Order 2007 (Page 118)
(i) Ilsington Bridleway No. 46 - Diversion Order 2008 (Page 119)
(j) Milton Abbot Footpath No. 10 - Diversion Order 2007 (Page 120)
PART II ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
Members are reminded that Part II Reports contain exempt information and should therefore be treated accordingly. They should not be disclosed or passed on to any other person(s).
Members are also reminded of the need to dispose of such reports carefully and are therefore invited to return them to the Committee Secretary at the conclusion of the meeting for disposal.
MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO SIGN THE ATTENDANCE REGISTER
Councillors Tucker (Chairman), Brock (Vice-Chairman), Cann, Hawkins, Hosking, Shadrick and 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 Exeter 01392 382264.
Access to County Hall
Access to County Hall is restricted and all visitors are requested to report to the Main Reception. Car parking facilities on site are limited. Provision for disabled parking is available. It is advisable to contact County Hall Main Reception in advance on 01392 382504. See attached sheet for Public Transport Links.
Any member of the public resident in the administrative area of the County of Devon may make a presentation on any proposed public footpath order being considered by the Committee. Any request to make a presentation must be made to the Chief Executive s Directorate, County Hall, Exeter by 12 noon on the third working day before the relevant meeting. Please ring Exeter 01392 382264.
Copies of this Agenda and/or Reports may be made available in other formats (e.g. large print, audio tape, Braille or other languages). Please contact the Information Centre on 01392 380101 for more information.
GUIDANCE NOTES FOR VISITORS
All visitors to County Hall, including visitors to the Committee Suite and the Coaver Club conference and meeting rooms are requested to report to the Main Reception on arrival.
Please note that visitor car parking on campus is very limited, and space can not be guaranteed. Where possible, we would encourage all visitors to travel to County Hall by other means.
Walking and Cycle Facilities
County Hall is a pleasant twenty minute walk from Exeter City Centre. Exeter is also one of six National Cycle demonstration towns and has an excellent network of dedicated cycle routes - map can be found at: http://www.devon.gov.uk/excguide.pdf. Cycle stands are available outside County Hall Main Reception and the Lucombe House building.
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 to and 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 also 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. Bus Service H (which runs from St David s Station to the High Street) continues and stops in Wonford Road (at the top of Matford Lane shown on the map) a 2/3 minute walk from County Hall, en route to the RDE Hospital (itself only approximately 10 minutes walk from County Hall, through the Gras Lawn estate on Barrack Road).
Carsharing allows people to benefit from the convenience of the car, whilst alleviating the associated problems of congestion and pollution. For more information please look at the Council's website: http://www.carsharedevon.com
Car Parking and Security
. If arriving by car please enter the campus via the Topsham Road entrance. Access to the parking area is by video/audio intercom. If you are hearing impaired please indicate by pointing to your ears. If you are unable to use the intercom please show your Blue Badge to the windscreen. Car parking for visitors is limited (Car park A). There is limited on-street pay display car parking around the County Hall campus. Public car parking can be found at the Cathedral Quay or Magdalen Road Car Parks (approx 20 minutes walk).
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.