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Officer Decisions

County Solicitor - Jan Shadbolt

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Route Safety Determination arising from Parental Appeal from Penquit to Ivybridge Community College – to determine whether or not the route was available for a child  accompanied by an adult as necessary to walk to school in reasonable safety – or not.

Decision Taken:

Confirming approval to route being declared available for a child accompanied by an adult as necessary to walk to school in reasonable safety.

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

Mindful of the facts outlined in route walk guidance note and taken into account during route walk, including potential variations and the characteristics of a rural county such as Devon.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

Declaring route unavailable.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Fiona Rutley 01392 38 2305
Decision Date:
28 July 2017

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: