Grants for village schemes

Grants for village schemes

‘PLANNING money’ has been granted to three North Devon villages.

At a meeting of the district council’s executive, a total of �16, 800 of ‘section 106’ money obtained from developers was approved to support projects in Combe Martin, Braunton and Chulmleigh.

This includes �13,000 to repair and enhance Combe Martin seafront parade at Newberry, which has been closed for some years due to structural problems.

This is in addition to �20,000 of S106 money already allocated to the project by the council. A further �30,000 to complete the work will be provided by Combe Martin Parish Council.


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The parish is hoping the structural works could be finished by the end of March. The garden areas would then need to be tidied or landscaped.

Meanwhile, �2,520 will be released to St Brannock’s Church in Braunton, to help extend the cemetery to provide more burial space.

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Plus a �1,300 has been allocated to make improvements to the car park and repaint the pavilion at Chulmleigh playing fields.

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