Welcome to Willand

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The Parish of Willand, is situated in the countryside of Mid Devon, approximately 7 miles south of Tiverton. .The village straddles the B3181 (the old A38) and is easily accessed from all local areas as well as either Exit 27 or 28 of the M5. We are on the edge of the picturesque Blackdown Hills aand have easy access to Exeter, Taunton, Tiverton and North Devon. Both Exmoor and Dartmoor are less than a one hour drive away.

We have a large number of organisations in the village, covering a wide range of activities including, football, tennis, history, art, youth club and a number of social groups.

On this web site we bring together the work of our active Parish Council, the village organisations and local businesses. Please browse our site and find out more.....

Willand - Now and Then

Links to Village Community Organisations

Links to Village Community Businesses

Useful opening times

Weekdays 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturdays 9.00am to 12.30pm

Post Office
Mondays to Saturdays 8.00am to 6.30pm

Willand Service Station (Esso Garage)
Monday to Saturday 6.30am to 10.00pm
Sunday 7.00am to 10.00pm

One Stop 
Daily 6.00am to 10.00pm
AJ Butchery and Bakehouse
Mondays to Fridays 7.30am to 5.00pm
Saturdays 8.00am to 3.00pm

Around the Village

18/00175/MOUT New Application for more housing in Willand
Outline for the erection of up to 125 dwellings with public open space and associated infrastructure

Phantom Debt Fraud warning February 2018
Click here to see about a UK wide scam regarding debt collection

Police warn of scam HMRC calls

Importation of feed to the digester below Lloyd Maunder(2 Sisters).
LM Property Holdings have made an application to change Condition 6 of their permission for the importation of feed to the digester below Lloyd Maunder(2 Sisters). They now want to bring in poultry waste 65,000 tonnes through the village although they have permission for 55,000 tonnes already. It will allegedly be brought in in sealed containers. This is yet another application for a variation on this site. When will it stop? Local residents said very little when the application first was submitted. Latest application on the DCC Planning Website is numbered DCC/4037/2017 Variation of Condition 6 of permissions DCC/3725/2014 and DCC/3850/2016 to remove the restriction on the importation of poultry products by road

New Trustees needed for Involve
Do you have the skills to become a Trustee of Involve? It is an infrastructure support organisation for voluntary action in Mid Devon supporting groups and individuals throughout the District from an office in Tiverton. It aims to develop, support and empower voluntary and community action to improve communities in Mid Devon To enable individuals to participate in their communities through the promotion of an access to, volunteering opportunities.

17/00652/MOUT 30 Dwellings - Esso Garage Willand
This application will not be heard at the committee meeting on 3rd January 2018 and is therefore deferred until the committee meeting of 31st January 2018 at 2.15 pm

17/00652/MOUT Esso Garage Willand
Proposal: Outline for a mixed development of 30 dwellings, commercial buildings, access, public open space, landscaping, and associated works

Your Parish Council

Full Council - Link to Agendas and Minutes
Planning, Lighting and Transportation- Link to Agendas, Minutes and MDDC Planning Portal 
Environment - Link to Agendas and Minutes
Community - Link to Agendas, Minutes and the Heath and Community Centre Charity Site
Finance and administration - Link to Agendas and Minutes
Legal Documents - Link to documents the Parish Council need to share

Parish Council Hot Topics

Recruitment of Parish Councillors

17/01179/MFUL Revised Drawings 
Proposal: Erection of 28 affordable dwellings, together with associated landscaping, highways and drainage infrastructure 
Location: Land at NGR 303340 110341(Land off Silver Street) Willand Devon - [Next to Ash Close]
This application has been ongoing since 28 July 2017 and in the interim there has been discussions between MDDC Planning Officers and the Developer and there have been revisions of plans but detail of all the discussions are not currently in the public domain. It was originally for 29 houses but has been reduced to 28.  A number of residents submitted comments in the early stages.
The matter has now been ‘rushed’ since the last revision with little time given for comment. The Parish Council response is rather lengthy but can be read via the Willand or MDDC websites.
The matter is on the Agenda of the Planning Committee for 1415 hours on Wednesday 29 November 2017 with an officer recommendation for approval.  The Parish Council are concerned that these houses will not be safeguarded for Willand connected people and there are other policy matters which are not being addressed.  Some of these potentially affect safety of people walking from the site to the village and in particularly the school which of course is already over subscribed and so it may be that some residents children will not be accommodated at the local school.
Our Ward Councillor Bob Evans is trying to argue the case for the village with support from Councillor Gillian Doe.  If you have a view please come along to the Planning Meeting. Please also share by any means possible with the local residents.

Officers are also recommending the approval of the demolition of the Esso Garage and other business and building of 30 houses and some commercial building in it place and the adjoining field.  No account is being given to the fact that about 70 residents wrote in objecting.  More on this later but it looks as if Planning Committee will consider it on 3 January 2018! 

We thank the organisations below for their support for our village