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Officer Decisions

Strategic Business Services Manager - Matthew Jones

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Subject to agreement between Devon County Council, Manor Farm Tenants and Network Rail it is recommended that part land at Manor Farm, Holcombe be temporarily licenced to Network Rail to provide compound and haul road to enable rail improvement works at Dawlish.

Decision Taken:

To provide a licence to enable Network Rail to temporarily set up a compound and haul road through part land at Manor Farm, Holcombe to enable rail improvement works at Dawlish.

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

To enable major rail improvement works to take place in Dawlish.  Both landlord and tenant will be compensated and there will be a requirement for Network Rail to fully reinstate the site.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

To continue to farm the land.

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:
Jayne Fox (DCC Corporate Estates Manager) Email – or 01392 385397
Decision Date:
16 July 2021

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: