Red Book Valuation in connection with land at Croyde Play Park

Georgeham Parish Council is proposing to dispose of some land at Croyde Play Park which has been the subject of a Red Book Valuation.

The Parish Council gives notice that a decision will be made at the January Parish Council Meeting on Thursday, 31 January 2019 as to whether to proceed with an Open Tender procedure.

Comments from members of the public are invited during this consultation period and should be either:

emailed to the Parish Clerk on sue@suesquire.com or posted to the address below:

Sue Squire
Parish Clerk
Georgeham Parish Council
Haxlea
2 Threeways
Bratton Fleming
Barnstaple
EX31 4TG

Comments received after 31 January 2019 will not be taken into account.

If the decision to proceed is made, the Parish Council will appoint Underwood Wright to assist with the matter.

A map showing the area in question accompanies this notice below (click to view and download):

Comments (6)

  • C Hare

    I have just looked back through several months of minutes to try to find some further information but can’t see any mention of the reason that this valuation is being sort… please would you either direct to the place where the information is or give more us some greater insight into the Parish Councils thinking as it’s quite sad to hear this especially since a new play park has only recently been put in …
    If it’s a question of raising money please could you tell us how much is needed and maybe give parishioners an opportunity to find some other ways for it to be found.. January is not long away!

    • admin

      Hi Charlotte,

      Thanks very much for your comment, it shall be passed onto councillors who will provide a response directly.

      Kind regards,
      Website Administration

  • Vicky Dyson

    The image is a little unclear, is it possible to make it clearer what is being sold, maybe a bolder outline of the boundary? Is there more information available about the amount expected to be raised, and what prospective purchasers might expect to do with the land? It could be useful for residents to understand any pros and cons, to help with considering if/what comments to make, many thanks

  • Vicky Dyson

    The image is a little unclear, is it possible to make it clearer what is being sold, maybe a bolder outline of the boundary? Is there more information available about the amount expected to be raised, and what prospective purchasers might expect to do with the land? It could be useful for residents to understand any pros and cons, to help with considering if/what comments to make

  • J Young

    Is the land to be offered for general tender to anyone who is interested in buying the area of land identified. If there is more than one party interested this could result in more funds being raised for the benefit of the parish community. The land in question is in the area of one of the key features of the AONB namely the green band that runs from the dunes to the centre of the village along either side of the Crydda. The wild life is abundant in that area and creatures do not easily find routes through new fences eg frogs, toads, voles, shrews etc. As a concerned member of a rural community I would like to see the Local Plan’s stance on hedgerows, water meadows, features of the natural landscape etc being actively and properly supported by the Parish. As trustee sellers of the property the Parish Council on behalf of the community it represents has the ability to sell the land subject to condition. Please can the Parish Council therefore consider imposing an appropriate restrictive covenant on the land sold that provides for active reintroduction of any recently removed or damaged hedgerows and wildlife banks and proper maintenance of those hedgerows and banks going forward on the buyers side of the property and no erection of fences that hinder the progress of wildlife in and around that area.

    • admin

      Hi Jane,

      Thanks for your response.
      Your comments have been passed onto a councillor who will be in touch directly.

      Kind regards
      Web Admin

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