We have had some photos of lorries trying to get through, one of which had to reverse back as he couldn’t get through.
Late Summer Newsletter 03/2019
A regular coffee morning is held in our Post Office on a Friday Morning 11.00 to 12.00, support the Dementia Friendly Group & the Post Office in one visit.
The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they can become severe enough to affect daily life. Misleadingly, Alzheimer’s is called a “disease”. You cannot “catch it”. It is caused by an abnormal protein surrounds brain cells and another protein damages their internal structure. In time, chemical connections between brain cells are lost and cells begin to die.
Have you seen the video from the Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm? It is quite informative, and it is great to see our villages involved.
A more significant application is for two, separate applications for redevelopment of Poppy Cottage on Riverside Road West, and for a new dwelling on adjacent land, in what was the garden of Poppy Cottage. Both of similar two story design, with cement render under slate roofing, each having a half hip roof over first floor balconies. Poppy Cottage (click for details) and New house in garden of Poppy Cottage
Land adjacent to Poppy Cottage Poppy Cottage
Although just outside the Conservation Area, the impact of a modern design in proximity to Listed Buildings needs careful consideration. Particular issues are:
The last application we wish to highlight is for a new dwelling on land to the South of Lochalsh, Lower Court Road. This is a revised plan following one withdrawn in December last year and to which there were many objectors, including your RYDA.
Land south of Lockalsh - for more detail click link 2436/19/FUL resubmission of 3241/18/FUL.
Although our original objection remains largely valid the new proposal has improved the parking provision with a sufficient forecourt for at least 2 cars plus the double garage.
The site lies in an area of partly wooded hillside among widely dispersed dwellings overlooking the Yealm Estuary but outside of the development boundary. The wooded areas between the dwellings help to reduce the impact of these buildings on the surrounding AONB. Will this new house adversely impact the beauty of this area?
The proposed dwelling is a modest two bedroom house and would provide a compact family home. Indeed the Design and Access Statement says that the owners wish to live in the property. The design of this new house would also be reasonably suited to holiday or second home use but as a new property it would be constrained by a Principal Residence requirement although no commitment to such a Condition is made within the application.
Finally, in determining our response to these proposals, your RYDA Committee needs your views and observations, please! firstname.lastname@example.org
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