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 meets on a monthly basis, there are two Members' meetings in June and November and an AGM in March each year.  Members of the committee attend 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 until Government guidelines allow us to do so; the committee meetings are held monthly virtually. 

We welcome new members to the Residents Association who wish to protect the heritage of this unique village.  We would also welcome nominations for committee members, so if you are interested in joining the committee please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLEASE NOTE - subscriptions for 2021 are now due.  We are encouraging members to set up a standing order for £3 per person; membership is individual.  Please complete the membership form and forward it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you prefer to pay in cash please deliver it to Shalimar (house on the corner of Tomouth and Pitt), Tomouth Road, Appledore.  The membership form can be found under the Membership tab.

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAND ADJOINING PITT HILL AND Wooda Road - One of ARA's many concerns is the amount of traffic that will be using Pitt Lane, especially with the additional planning application for an additional 27 dwellings 1/0769/2020/OUTM.  We have had a Zoom meeting with a representative of Devon County Council Highways Department about the steps that can be taken to protect Pitt Lane becoming gridlocked with traffic from the developments driving to and from Appledore.    In the meantime it has been proposed that traffic counters are installed to monitor the flow of vehicles on Pitt.

We have prepared a Quiet Lanes survey which is available on the ARA Facebook site; paper copies have been distributed in parts of Appledore.  If you would like a copy to complete please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we shall deliver one to you.

1/0054/2021/DIS and 1/0072/2021/DIS - Land at Torridge Road, Chichester Homes Developments Ltd - these applications refer to discharge of certain conditions including the Construction Management Plan which the ARA has objected to.  The development will mean eight-wheeled lorries delivering to the site on Torridge Road and they are being directed down Broad Lane then to turn right on to Torridge Road.  This will cause huge disruption to the crossroads and on both Broad Lane and Torridge Road it will be very unpleasant and dangerous for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

1/0103/2021/OUT Land at Alpha Place - this application has been withdrawn.

Affordable housing - the CPRE has published an article entitled 'We are thrilled that the government has withdrawn one of their controversial proposals to change the current system that controls what gets built and where - which threatened to reduce the number of affordable homes built.  This new move signifies another important win for our campaign to improve the planning system".  We are hoping that Torridge Plans Committee will also be aware of this!  Check the CPRE website to read the full article.