Welcome to The Appledore Residents Association
The Appledore Residents Association's aims are to enhance and optimise the quality of life for Appledore residents, local people working together for our local community. The Appledore Residents Association committee meet on a monthly basis, there are two Members' meetings in June and November and an AGM in March each year. Members of the committee attending the Northam Town Council's planning meetings twice a month and the full Council meetings every month, also other meetings, hearings relating to the local neighbourhood plan, local plan etc.
Please note that the ARA will not be holding any public meetings during 2020; the committee meetings are held monthly virtually. There has been a technical problem with uploading the AGM minutes which we are trying to resolve. If anyone would like a copy of the minutes please use the contact email.
We welcome new members to the Residents Association who wish to protect the heritage of this unique village.
Thank you to all the people who came to the AGM and became members. If you were not able to come to the meeting you can still be a member by contacting one of the committee and we can prepare a membership card for you.
PLEASE NOTE - subscriptions for 2020 are now due.
Membership is per individual and is £3 per person. You may renew your subscription by completing the membership form and deliver it to one of the committee, preferably the Treasurer at 37 Bude Street.
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAND ADJOINING PITT HILL - 1/1343/2018/OUTM
There is a proposed development of 130 houses, in the first phase, by Baker Estates. A public viewing took place on 19 July 2018 and this development is going to have an impact on the infrastructure of Appledore. If you are interested in being part of the group which has been formed to ensure that all aspects of the planning application are adhered to and that the development does not expand beyond the boundaries proposed, please contact the ARA Secretary.
APPEAL HAS BEEN LODGED FOR THE OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR FIVE DWELLINGS AT HUBBASTONE ROAD WHICH WAS REFUSED BY THE PLANNING OFFICE AND TORRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL
the outline application was 1/0202/2019/OUT and the appeal reference is APP/W1145/W/3244122. Please make your objections at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate or by emailing email@example.com. On this occasion even the TDC Planning office refused the outline application and the TDC Plans Committee. The ARA will be sending another objection if you need guidelines on what to object to.
YET ANOTHER OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION WILL BE LODGE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO DEVELOP THE FIELD BEHIND THE FOOTBALL GROUND WITH 26 HOUSES - the ARA will be monitoring this and will publish the details as soon as they are available, so you are able to object to yet another development covering green fields.