Devon County Council have given the village an opportunity to take over the ownership of
Little Bickington Farm now that the present tenancy is at an end.What do you think the village should do?
The County Council are giving the village the opportunity to use the farm and
land for the good of the village instead of simply selling it off as development land.
Various possibilities present themselves as a result of this. For example, the village
could choose to simply offer a new tenancy to ensure the continuation of Little Bickington
as a farm. There are environmental benefits in this as the farm has not been over intensively managed
and supports a variety of species such as Skylarks, hares, bats and Barn Owls, that are becomming
increasingly scarce on more intensively managed farms. (Of course, such factors as bats and
Barn Owls would need to be accounted for should the farm buildings ever be developed).
Other possibilities include using part of the land to build the long awaited new village hall,
there-by getting over the problems presently faced by dealing with the developers on the Barton
Other possibilities include a possible future site for a new village school, extensions to
the playing field, the creation of new public rights of way over land previously denied
of access, (including a new safe route to the Playing Field), a community farm or even
'so-called' low cost housing for first time buyers.
What are your views of the village in general?
Does the Parish Council do a good job?
Has recent development benefitted the village or simply added to its problems?
Is dog fouling a problem?
Is vandalism a problem?
Is parking of cars a problem?
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