Clawton Parish Council

​Meetings are held 6 times a year, usually on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm.
The last formal Parish Council meeting was on Monday 13th January 2020 and subsequent meetings have been held either online or outdoors due to the current restrictions on indoor meetings.  Normal public meetings will resume as soon as restrictions allow.  They are held at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. Agendas will be available from the clerk the week before.

To contact the Parish Council: 

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

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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 Barry Parsons   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

Clawford Vineyard Planning Application

This proposed development consists of 140 lodges, 22 camping pods, 7 eco-glamping tents and 9 floating lodges, with utility building and swimming pool and spa.  Basic details are downloadable from the links below and more detail is available on the Torridge website (go to Planning and search for Clawford).


The proposed development is wholly within Ashwater Parish and their Parish Council will be responding.  Clawton Parish Council will also be making a formal response.


While clearly this is a major tourist development on our doorstep which will inevitably affect us it will also presumably create a significant number of jobs and bring much-needed money into the area.

Everyone with a view should go onto the Torridge Planning website and submit their views.  Numbers often do count so this is probably more effective than the Parish Council summarising all residents' concerns.  We suggest that proposing measures to mitigate nuisance will probably be more effective than straight objections.  One mitigation might of course be a reduction in the number of units.  Concerns which the developer needs to address probably include the greatly increased traffic at the village crossroads and light pollution - use of specialist downward lights would help keep our night skies dark. 

The Parish Council will make a formal response and of course you are welcome to email the Clerk ( with your views and we will ensure they are taken into account in our official response.

There seems to be some confusion as to whether it is too late to submit comments.  Mr Jackson at Torridge District Council has clarified the following:


  •   Final decision date (Council) 17th December

  •   Final date for comments 15th November although comments can be received right up until the 17th December.


The Parish Councillors are visiting the site on 28th October.  Our TDC councillor Pete Watson has a site meeting with developers on the 9th December as per the document on TDC’s website.


County Councillor Barry Parsons would welcome any correspondence relating solely to highway matters concerning the development.

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