Broadsands, Churston, Galmpton
Neighbourhood Forum

Meetings & Updates

Road improvements relating to Inglewood

Friday 26 November 2021

Forum Meeting

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Update

Sunday 31 October 2021

Inglewood Update October 2021

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Working Group Meeting

Saturday 9 October 2021

Update 26 September 2021

Sunday 26 September 2021

Torbay Council Newsflash

Wednesday 8 September 2021

Inglewood Update, August 2021

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Inaugural Meeting

Monday 30 August 2021

Neighbourhood Planning Areas

Saturday 21 August 2021

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  • Wednesday 20 October 2021

Disturbing Planning Decision

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We are receipt of a letter from a Torbay resident that sheds light on, what appears to be, a worrying planning decision when the most pressing need within Torbay is for affordable housing. Whilst peop

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  • Wednesday 20 October 2021

Inglewood Update October 2021

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Click here to view the October 2021 update for the plan of the coming works on the Inglewood site.

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  • Wednesday 8 September 2021

Torbay Council Newsflash

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Torbay Council has initiated a consultation with respect to our request for designation as a neighbourhood forum: On its website the council states: In accordance with regulations 6 and 9 of the Neigh

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  • Tuesday 31 August 2021

Inglewood Update, August 2021

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Click here to view the August 2021 update for the plan of the coming works on the Inglewood site and Windy Corner.

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A new Neighbourhood Plan known as the Broadsands, Churston and Galmpton Neighbourhood Plan has had to be set up as a result of these villages splitting away from Brixham in the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan.

Brixham Town Council had decided to dissolve the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Forum (despite being legitimately formed and having a legal constitution) and replace it with a Task and Finish Group. The previous Forum chair and vice chair had requested to speak at the Brixham Town Council meeting at which this decision was announced so as to oppose the proposal but were not able to do so until after the decision was made. In a press release Brixham Town Council stated they want to 'build on their long standing good relationship with the villages' which, in the last 12 months or so, has consisted of actively preventing steering group members of the Forum from speaking as such at the Inglewood appeal, robbing the villages of a voice at Torbay Council Planning Committee meetings, and refusing to release our own NP funds for legal advice regarding grounds for a Judicial Review following the Inglewood appeal.

Task and Finish Group

Importantly under the new Task and Finish Group working arrangements all key decisions will be taken by unelected Brixham Town Councillors. While the residents of Churston, Galmpton and Broadsands will be able to recommend to a Town Council committee what they wish to happen they will have no actual vote in the decision. In consequence our ward area is in a different position to every other part of Torbay.

Attempts were made to negotiate an equal voice for our villages as well as making a primary objective the urgent refresh of the Neighbourhood Plan. We were unsuccessful.

After due consideration the communities of Churston, Galmpton and Broadsands were not content with the imbalance proposed and created by Brixham Town Council without any consultation with members of the Brixham Peninsula Neighbourhood Forum, Ward Councillors for Churston with Galmpton, or any other community groups within the villages.

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