Reminder : Greater Exeter Strategic Plan Consultation

The current consultation runs until 10th April 2017.  To view the consultation and to make your comments please visit  Ide Parish Council are collating their response and this will be posted in good time.

Traffic on Balls Farm Road

A number of residents have once again raised concerns about traffic using Balls Farm Road, Doctor’s Walk and Little John’s Cross illegally as a shortcut, including reports of aggressive drivers. This single track road has poor visibility and is used by many villagers including children walking and cycling to West Exe School. It is for the safety of these users that the traffic restrictions are in place.

We will be meeting with Councillors Roy Hill and Alan Connett shortly to discuss the matter. Residents with any concerns about these routes should contact them. Please copy your messages to Andy Swain as well so we have a record of your concerns.
email addresses are
Andy Swain at
Ide PC

Planning applications

16/03222/FUL – 5 The Green, Ide – the creation of a new driveway to connect the existing drive to the road. We have received notification from Teignbridge District Council that planning permission has been refused.

17/00661/NPA – The Barn, Ide Lane – a futher application has been received regarding the change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling.

For further details, please visit


new co-ordinator wanted for Ide Lane Friends

Registered charity no. 1050108

Job Vacancy: Ide Lane Friends Co-ordinator, Ide Lane Surgery,


The Committee of Ide Lane Friends, The League of Friends at Ide Lane Surgery, is looking for a new co-ordinator to organise a team of volunteers who provide transport and support for patients.

16 hours a week (flexible days) – salary £18,500 pro rata: £10 per hour.

The successful applicant will have good communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to deal with sensitively with vulnerable patients whilst maintaining confidentiality, be able to work on his/her own initiative, prioritise tasks and manage time effectively. IT skills are also necessary. Experience of dealing with the public and working in the voluntary, health or social sector would be an advantage.

Please send a letter of application plus your CV by Friday 19 March to Jane Greenslade,

ILF Co-ordinator, Ide Lane Surgery, Alphington, Exeter EX2 8UP, Tel 01392 428902.

Interviews will be held on Wed 29 March.

For a full job description please see the Ide Lane Surgery website.

Ide Neighbourhood Plan exhibition – Reminder

Saturday, 11th February, 9 am – 12 noon in Ide Memorial Hall.

An exhibition of the 1st consultation draft of the Neighbourhood Plan.  There will be photographs, maps and information about the Plan, and a questionnaire for you to complete.

Come along and make your views known to the Steering Group Members.

Final recommendations on the new electoral arrangements for Teignbridge District Council

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England are conducting a review of Teignbridge and have considered all the submissions received during consultation on their draft recommendations.

The Commission has amended its proposal for a single-councillor Whitestone & Ide ward alongside a two-councillor Exminster & Kenn ward.  In response to a local proposal, the Commission has agreed to merge the two areas to form a Kenn Valley ward to be represented by three councillors.

A detailed report on the recommendations and interactive mapping is available on their website at:

First consultation draft of Ide Neighbourhood plan is released

The first consultation  draft of Ide’s  Neighbourhood Plan  is now ready. It draws on the views of residents to say how our village intends to protect green spaces,  create more recreation and sports facilities, identify extra parking space and manage residential development. A huge amount of work, with  scores of steering group meetings, has gone into it. It’s an important process that will shape  our community for years to come.

It will be the subject of an exhibition in  the village hall from 09:00 – 12:00 on  Saturday 11 Feb 2017 where we seek  people’s  thoughts and views on  the six policies at the heart of the Plan. There is a questionnaire linked below, which will also be available on Feb 11 in the hall. Please complete and return  it after you have read the Plan.


Ide Neighbourhood Plan 1st Consultation Version Jan17

NP Consultn Questionnaire v.20 1 17 Draft for 11 Feb 2017

Planning application – 5 The Green, Ide

Planning Reference: 16/03222/FUL

Location : 5 The Green, Ide

Proposal: The creation of a new driveway to connect the existing drive to the road

If you wish to view or comment on the above proposal, please visit



Work on trees. A reminder that if you are planning to carry out or have carried out any work on trees on your property (topping, lopping, felling, uprooting) then contact Teignbridge District Council first as Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Areas, Planning Conditions, Felling Licences or Restrictive Covenants legally protect many trees in the UK. The ‘Tree Team’ at Teignbridge can be contacted on 01626 215747 (office hours) or google tree team teignbridge and follow the links. If you are intending to employ someone to carry out the work on your behalf then it is important to make sure that they are operating within the law, have the correct qualifications and are insured.