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UPDATE: 1500+ Signatures Received
Thanks to everybody that signed the petition. Over 1500 signatures were received online and many more on the paper petition in the post offices. The petitions were sent to the inspectorate in Bristol, along with information relating to the traffic levels in the parish (see the news item below which includes graphs showing the data captured from the traffic speed monitor).
Residents Petition to Support Refusal of RUDA’s Appeal For
Certificate of Lawful Development to Green Field Site adjacent to RUDA
26th November 2019
Dear Residents and Friends of the Parish
Following on from various Public notices, meetings and discussions, CARA has taken the decision to make available its various platforms (FB, Website, email lists etc.) to provide information for Parish Residents and enable you to make informed decisions regarding the above appeal. Many of you will no doubt remember RUDA applied for PP to increase their number of Lodges in 2018 and to use a Green Field Site within an important Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). After various changes the Parish Council & North Devon Planning Authority refused it.
RUDA withdrew their PP and reverted to an earlier successful PP 56528 which authorised changes to their Licence to operate an extended number of days. The above Appeal is drawing a vague interpretation of PP 56528 to allow the same development on the same green field site with seemingly no cap on how many units to be installed.
Croyde Residents have now raised a Petition to the Planning Inspectorate based in Bristol which has to receive all objections by the 6th December 2019. You are being asked to sign this petition for the following reasons:
North Devon Planning, Georgeham Parish and the majority of Croyde Residents have said NO to previous PP’s
Green Field Site is set within an important Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and runs contrary to the North Devon & Torridge Locality Plan and the emerging Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish
The Appeal appears to be a very vague interpretation of PP 56528 which was to increase RUDA Opening Times
The Proposed establishment of static caravans would be outside the Development Boundary of Croyde
Sets a dangerous precedent for the surrounding fields in and around Baggy Point and Croyde as a whole
Although this Petition is focused on the Legal Aspects of RUDA’s Appeal, we cannot ignore the impact of increased traffic in and around an already very congested and dangerous road within the village of Croyde.
CARA has provided this information to all Residents within the area to enable you all to make an informed decision as to whether you support the Petition.
You can find a copy of the Petition in the Post Offices in Croyde and Georgeham or sign the online version:
Traffic Speed Monitor Results
12th November 2019
After many months fundraising and organising procurement of the new speed monitor CARA is pleased to announce that it is up and running throughout the Parish. Since March It has been placed in 5 different locations and there are currently 5 graphs showing the results. We will continue to analyse the data and discuss the implications with the Parish Council. Further results will be added in due course. The graph shown below provides details of the traffic speeds recorded outside Georgeham School. Click on the image to be taken to a larger view. Click on the links below to see the additional graphs.