Clawton Parish Council

​Meetings are held 6 times a year, usually on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm.  Agendas will be available from the clerk the week before. 

The last formal Parish Council meeting was on Monday 28th February followed by a short special meeting on Thursday 21st April 2021 to discuss a planning matter.   The next meeting is on 9th May comprising the AGM followed by a regular business meeting.

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To contact the Parish Council: 

Mrs Sally Whitehead
Beer Hill House
EX22 6QN
Telephone: 01409 254748

Clawton Parish Council has 7 members:

​Mr Paul Grafton (Chair) 01409 271456    Mrs Alison Sharp (Deputy Chair) 01409 259424
Mrs Irene Ellis 01409 271371                     Mr Adrian Mitchell 01409 271258
Mr Roger Mitchell 01409 253679             Mrs Maralyn Bailey 01409 271315
Mr Nigel Stacey 01409 222467

Useful Links

District Councillor: Mr Peter Watson    email:
County Councillor: Mr James Morrish   email


Agendas are published at least 3 full days before each meeting and are posted on village notice boards. You can view by clicking on the link below.


Minutes of each meeting are published in draft and are subject to approval at the next meeting. You can view the latest minutes by clicking on the link below.


The Parish Council is asked to comment on planning applications  that are either in Clawton. or that will affect the Parish of Clawton. You can view the log of recent applications by clicking on the link below. Application details can be seen on the Torridge District Council site - see link above right.

Past Accounts

Clawton 9 Dwellings Planning Application

An architect representing the developer gave the Parish Council a presentation on the proposal, which is a mixture of affordable and market price housing.  The Parish Council could see no reason to oppose the development but had several concerns regarding the details as follows:

  • The two affordable units built by Mr Dunkin a few years ago (one to buy, one to rent) had not been taken up by anyone locally and indeed had to be offered widely before they were occupied.  However, times have changed and there certainly seems to be an unmet demand for rental property in the wider area.

  • The offer of 16 parking bays for use by the primary school was much appreciated though it was noted that the planning application to replace the garages opposite the school with 25 parking spaces is currently before the TDC Planning Committee.  Were parents to use the bays to pick up and drop off children they would need to cross the road and there is no pavement on the south side and only a very narrow one on the school side.  It was felt that DCC Highways would not agree to a pedestrian crossing.  A suggestion was made to use the bays for staff parking which would partly avoid this problem.  Electric vehicle charging points could be provided.

  • The proposed development is on a flood plain but it was noted that works to improve the flow of the River Claw seem to have been effective so far as there have been no recent floods.

  • It was noted that there is no public transport in the village.


If you would like more information go to the Torridge Planning website and look for “Erection of 9 dwellings”.  You can make any comments via that website.