DEVON County Council has approved the flood improvement schemes for Uplyme and Ivybridge which are expected to need more than £500,000 of investment and will provide improved protection up to the one in 100- year flood event, parish councillors were informed at their January meeting.
Members were told that a review of the drainage systems in Uplyme had highlighted restrictions and inadequate capacities which create a risk of flooding from a one in two-year flood event.
More than 14 properties were reported to have been flooded internally during 2012, some on multiple occasions. Work is due to commence early March 2018.
Uplyme Pavement Weeds
The Parish Council have noticed the pavements and borders in some areas are gradually being covered in weeds. The council is asking for residents to keep their boundary weeds under control where possible as this service is no longer provided by East Devon District Council.
Planning applications recommended for approval by the parish council included: change of use of home office to holiday accommodation at Greensleeves, Harcombe; construction of two-storey front plus extensions at 3 Happy Valley, Cuckoo Lane, Uplyme; reserved matters for a dwelling and garage at Quarry Spring Cottage, Lyme Kiln Lane, Uplyme; construction of detached garage and retention of timber fencing at Hunters Croft, Charmouth Road, Axminster; construction of detached garage at Chruston, Harcombe Road, Axminster; amended plans for erection of four dwellings (including three affordable), on land west of Herons Brook (Wadley Hill),Venlake, Uplyme, and community orchard; certificate of lawfulness for use of the Garden Flat at Stone Crest, Lyme Road, Uplyme; certificate of lawfulness for use of land for residential caravan on land west of Upper Knapps, Shire Lane, Lyme Regis; single storey extension at Greensleeves, Harcombe.
Applications recommended for refusal included: retention of timber huts for use by seamstresses employed on site for training purposes at Hartgrove Hill Farm, Trinity Hill Road, Musbury; retention of timber huts for overflow accommodation for holiday units on site at Hartgrove Hill Farm, Trinity Hill Road, Musbury.