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.

We welcome a new Parish Councillor!

Ide Parish Council co-opted a new councillor at an extra meeting on 14 December 2016.

Rachel Herbert replaces Louise Watson, who resigned from the council in September. Rachel lives in the Hams with her husband and two children. She was chair of Ide School PTA, was a member of St Ida’s Parochial Church Council, and runs Messy Church. She works for the Rural Payments Agency, DEFRA, managing audits on rural development schemes.

We are very pleased indeed to welcome her to the council.

Planning applications

Application Ref No 16/02999/NPA – The Barn, Ide Lane re change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling:

Teignbridge District Council have given prior approval for this development – for further details please visit

Application Ref No 16/03660/MAJ – Springwell Nursery, Old Ide Lane – Variation of Condition 2 of planning permission 11/00884/MAJ to alter external appearance of the building.  If you wish to comment on this application please use the Teignbridge District Council website as above by 13th January 2017.