Object to this Proposal
If you can, take
your time to read and study the applicant's attached
documents. If for any reason you cannot do this
online, you can call the Council Planning Department
on 01271 327711 and book an appointment to see the
application number is 62524, and the site address is
described as "Land at Windsor Road, Barnstaple EX31
All objections must
include the planning application number, the site
address, both shown above, and - this is very
important - the fact that you object
to this proposal. You should also make
sure that you use valid planning objections - you can
found out more about these in the grey box below.
You can make your
objection through the Comments section on the
application page, or by emailing the Council Planning
Department ( firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don not have internet access you
can send your letters to:
North Devon Council Planning
Department, Lynton House, Commercial Rd,
Barnstaple EX31 1DG.
The Consultation period ends on March 16th, so you do
have a little time to think about what you want to
say, and it will be very helpful if you can read all
the applicant's attached documents first.
For other helpful hints on writing letters of
objection - see the grey box below. If you want
further advice, please email us.
Issues of most importance in regard
to this application
There are a number of obvious
points that can be raised here: there are
problems with the access through Windsor Road,
and further on there would be increased pressure
on the very narrow roads of Bradiford Hill,
Bellaire, plus the access through Chaddiford
Lane, and so on.
Some residents were flooded
this winter in Bradiford and Windsor Road,
despite the Bradiford flood scheme. There is a
long history of flooding in this valley.
This is a Secluded valley in
the Council's Landscape Character Assessment.
Proximity to the SSSI, wild
life and plants -
the more precise your observations can be,
the better (dates, times of observations for
The importance of Manning's Pit
to the whole community and the fact that it has
been valued for many generations. Any evidence
you can give about this will be helpful - again,
be specific with dates and events if you can.
Remember to use your own
words, be concise and to the point.
You don't have to be an
expert to make an objection either. Many
of you have used Manning's Pit as children,
then as young adults ( as in the video
interview with Ricky
Knight's after our Protest March
where he talks about walking up to Manning's
Pit with his girl friend and future wife while
they were courting) then as parents with your
own children, and finally as grandparents and
even great grand parents. You are the experts
when it comes to the importance of Manning's
Pit as a Residential Amenity - please write
about this in your objection.
Manning's Pit has a special
place in our community - we need as many
of you as possible to demonstrate this by
objecting to the application.
Finally, as is mentioned in
the links below, please be polite, and say
nothing that is libelous or offensive.
The links below are to
websites that give good advice about objecting
to planning applications.
North Devon District Council
also give advice here below, it is important
to read it.
A helpful hint - download all
the documents and save them on your
computer, so that if there is any problem
reading them later you will be able to
access them easily.