Goodwill leads to confusion in Hemyock

Hemyock Parish Council has negotiated with some residents to give up property frontage in order to make way for pavements. This ongoing project is proving successful and very popular. It has also become normal for planners to make the provision of paveme

Hemyock Parish Council has negotiated with some residents to give up property frontage in order to make way for pavements. This ongoing project is proving successful and very popular. It has also become normal for planners to make the provision of pavements outside properties part of their consent on major works where this is reasonable. An example is the recent new builds along Station Road. But an interesting planning question has arisen; who then owns the pavements? Not all of the pavements have been adopted by Devon county Council."How will other property owners fare when the 'donated' pavements in front of their properties come up for repair"" says Council Chairman Heather Stallard. The Parish Council is seeking to gain clarification.


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