Planning applications

Two new planning applications have been received:

Ref 17/00002/FUL – 1 New Whiddon Cottages, Halscombe Lane – Two storey rear and single storey side extension.

Ref 17/01346/FUL – Land off Polehouse Lane, Ide – Erection of temporary agricultural workers dwelling.

You can view and comment on these applications at

These applications will be considered at the next meeting of Ide Parish Council Planning Committee which will be held at 6pm in The Hub, on Wednesday 19th July 2017. This meeting is open to the public.

Old Ide Lane – re-surfacing work

Devon County Council have advised that roadworks are expected to start in Old Ide Lane on 18th June.  This is for Micro Asphalt and related surfacing work. Advanced warning signs will be in place at least 7 days before the commencement of work.

For additional information, please contact Devon County Council on 0345 155 1004

Works reference is DG996 – HFMIC2685069 OLD IDE LANE

Curly Wurly bridge open for the weekend

An Update from Kier…

I am pleased to be able to tell you that we have completed the resurfacing of the footbridge ahead of schedule.  We will therefore be able to open the footbridge over the bank holiday weekend.  The bridge will be open from 5pm Friday 26 May and will close again on Tuesday 30 May to allow to complete the works.  A notice will be displayed at either end of the footbridge advising people of this.

The shuttle bus service will resume from 7am Tuesday 30 May, until 11pm Friday 2 June when, the bridge will be re-opened.


Planning application

The following application has been received:

17/01250/FUL – The Old Mill, 20 High Street.

Proposal – Two storey rear extension

To view or comment on this application, please go to

More road closures

There will be an additional road closure next week, at the end of Doctor’s Walk between the corner by the twisted oak pub and the twisted oak tree itself.

This is for pipework replacement.

Details on  Zoom into the twisted oak and put Monday’s date in the box at the top right.

For more information you can call south west water on 0344 3462020.

I am advised that pedestrians and cyclists should still be able to pass, so it shouldn’t affect users of the bridge replacement bus service, but I am awaiting definite confirmation on that.

We will post further information when it comes available.



Parish Meeting 8th May 2017

“Should Round Field be designated as Local Green Space in Ide Neighbourhood Plan?”

The notes of the Parish Meeting held on 8th May 2017 have been posted under the Neighbourhood Plan section of the website.

Planning application

The following Planning Application has been received:

Ref 17/01093/FUL The Forge, 7 Drakes Farm – Single storey rear extension


To comment on this application or for more information please go to

Shuttle Bus service at “curly wurly bridge”

Keir services have provided an additional back-up phone number after a local resident experienced difficulty this morning in contacting the shuttle bus service.

The numbers are 07455 600 073 and 0798 618 3595

If you have any issues or concerns, please contact Keir Highways on 01392 312630

There will be a scheduled run at 8am

This is confirmation that the shuttle bus company have agreed to do a scheduled run leaving Ide at 8am to the twisted oak for the benefit of those travelling to school or work who need a definite time.

Unfortunately, it has not been possible to arrange warning signs for the Crabbe lane/C50 junction. Please take care when crossing if you use this route.

We hope this helps.

Andy Swain, and Ide PC.