Whats On

Neighbourhood Development Plan Working Group Meetings at the Kenn Centre, starting at 19:00.

Future meetings are currently scheduled for:

  • 20 March
  • 17 April
  • 22 May
  • 19 June
  • 17 July
  • 21 August
  • 18 September
  • 16 October
  • 20 November
  • 18 December
Parish Council Meeting at the Kenn Centre, starting at 19:00.

Future meetings are currently scheduled for:

  • 9 April
  • 14 May
  • 11 June
  • 9 July
  • 13 August
  • 10 September
  • 8 October
  • 12 November
  • 10 December

The application is still ongoing, but has been suspended pending a response from the applicant to the Regulation 25 request submitted by Devon County Council.

See section below describing the proposal and how to submit your thoughts about the application.

Planning Applications

Lower Brenton Farm Inert Landfill and Recycling Facility

This section contains information pertinent to the proposal / planning application(s). Details will be updated when applicable.

A new application has been submitted to Devon County council for planning permission and was valid from 25/07/2023.

The application number is DCC/4337/2023.

The application can be seen here.

It originally expired on 02/09/2023, but the applicant has applied for an extension until Feb 2024.

Despite the extension this application is not going away, so please take some time to submit your thoughts to the planning department.

Devon County Council have submitted a Regulation 25 Request

This is in regards to the Environmental Statement submitted by the applicant, requiring the applicant to address omissions and inaccuracies within the submitted Environmental Statement.

This essentially means the application is suspended until a minimum of 30 days after the applicant has submitted the information requested by Devon County Council.

You can see the correspondence around this at the bottom of the Associated Documents within the planning application web pages

Click here to go to the planning application then once into the application web page click the Associated Documents tab and scroll to the bottom of the page. The correspondence can be seen in the section titled CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE APPLICANT

Alternatively links to the documents are provided below (Note these may break if DCC change the link addresses at a future date). Just click the links below to download the documents.

  • EIA Regulation 25 Request - Letter here
  • EIA Regulation 25 Request - Appendices here
  • EIA Regulation 25 Request - Appendices (updated 01/12/2023) here

Devon County Council have also included details of omissions and inaccuracies within the applicants Transport Statement.

Although the omissions and inaccuracies within the application are numerous please do not assume this application is going away any time soon.

  • Parish Council Submission here
  • Parish Council Highways report here
  • Parish Council Ecological report here
  • Bt Jenkins have supplied a downloadable video of the webinar held on Tuesday 6th November. It can be downloaded here


  • BT Jenkins have supplied a spreadsheet with the questions raised within the webinar and their answers. It can be downladed here
  • BT Jenkins have supplied a supplementary vehicle route plan as part of the webinar questions and answers.
  • BT Jenkins have supplied a supplementary noise plan as part of the webinar questions and answers.

The previous application (which was withdrawn) can be seen here.

To review previous public comments click on the associated documents tab then go down to the section titled - CONSULTATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE (MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC)

Here is the general guidance document on submitting planning application comments.

If this is not helpful then please contact the clerk with constructive suggestions on how to improve it.

You can always refer back to comments submitted for the previous, abandoned application (click panel titled 'Previous Application (For Reference)')

There is a facebook group for those interested in the landfill site.

It can be found here.

If this doesn't work log in to facebook and search for 'Residents Against The Landfill'. You will need to request to join the group.

Defibrillator Locations

We have easy access defibrillators dotted around the parish. The 4 parish council maintained locations are listed below.

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    Kennford Primary School Kennford EX6 7TX

    On the outside wall.

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    The Kenn Centre Kennford EX6 7UE

    On the outside wall, facing the car park.

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    The Ley Arms Kenn EX6 7UW

    On the wall, facing the car park.

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    Lower Brenton Farm Kennford EX6 7YL (Nearest to Clapham)

    On the outside wall, facing the road.

Emergency Plan

Kenn Parish Council Emergency Self Help Plan

Click here for the full emergency plan document, revised in may 2023.


Nearly all emergencies affecting the Parish will be dealt with routinely by joint response of the police, emergency services, major utilities and Teignbridge District Council Emergency Management Team. However, there may be rare occasions when circumstances delay the arrival of assistance. If this does happen, the Parish will need to help itself.


The purpose of this plan is to provide an Emergency Management Team (EMT) that can coordinate self-help response during any emergency affecting the Parish, when the normal responses are delayed because of the scope and nature of another emergency.

The Emergency Management Team (EMT) contact details are:


    Cllr Andy Chislett

    April Cottage Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7TB

    Mobile: 07702 363410

    Home: 01392 8322654

    Email: achislett@kennparishcouncil.co.uk

    Andy Crisp

    Tudor Cottage, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7TX

    Mobile: 07307 895753

    Email: acrispo@btinternet.com

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    Cllr Paul Westwood

    Mill Cottage Kenn EX6 7UR

    Mobile: 07710 2244744

    Home: 01392 833770

    Email: pwestwood@kennparishcouncil.co.uk


    Cllr Patrick Gandy

    Linslade, Clapham EX6 7YH

    Mobile: 07957 728509

    Email: pgandy@kennparishcouncil.co.uk

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Development Plan

The preparation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish of Kenn is well under way.

When completed, The Kenn Parish Neighbourhood Plan will shape and reflect the aspirations of residents on how the parish evolves and progresses over the next twenty years.

We are now in the process of analysing the results of the questionnaire.

Details of any meetings will be shown within the Whats On section of this page.

Contact John Goodey

Email: clerk@kennparishcouncil.co.uk

Tel: 07974 513695

Overweight HGV's

7.5 ton weight restriction - call for evidence

Email: clerk@kennparishcouncil.co.uk

As all residents of Kenn and Kennford will be aware there has been a 7.5 ton weight limit for heavy goods vehicles passing through the main roads of Kenn & Kennford (except for access) for 2 years.

There are many instances of very large lorries ignoring the signage and driving through Kennford or through Kenn.

The Parish Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, and the Management of Costal recycling have joined forces to tackle the problem.

We need your help to gather up to date evidence of this disregard for the regulation that is putting all other road users and pedestrians in danger.

To help identify the vehicle operators, can we ask anyone witnessing a large vehicle driving through the village, PLEASE TAKE A PHOTO, front, or rear of the vehicle and email it to the email address above.

You do not need to do anything else; a photo will give all the information we need to challenge the culprits.

Together we will make the village safer for all.

Thank you.

Councillor Attendance

District / County Councilor Attendance

Alan Connet (AC)

Attended 3 out of 8 meetings.

Charles Nuttal (CN)

Attended 7 out of 8 meetings.

Kevin Lake (KL)

Attended 8 out of 8 meetings.

John Parrott (JP)

Attended 2 out of 8 meetings.

Attendance Detail (click to open)


Charles Nuttal (CN)

Attended 2 out of 4 meetings.

Andy Swain (AS)

Attended 1 out of 4 meetings.

Allison Foden (AF)

Attended 0 out of 4 meetings.

Alan Connet (AC)

Attended 4 out of 4 meetings.

Attendance Detail (click to open)


Charles Nuttal (CN)

Attended 3 out of 10 meetings.

Andy Swain (AS)

Attended 2 out of 9 meetings.

Allison Foden (AF)

Attended 0 out of 10 meetings.

Alan Connet (AC)

Attended 2 out of 9 meetings.

Attendance Detail (click to open)

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Homes for Ukraine

Your Interest

If you want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine, you can become a ‘sponsor’ as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

You can register your interest or find out further information from the uk government website using the links directly below:

If you already know a Ukrainian national (or immediate family member) who you want to sponsor, you can help them apply for a visa using the web site above.

If they do not have a sponsor, they will be matched with people or organisations who have recorded their interest through this service

Anyone in the UK with a spare room or home can use this service, as long as:

  • You can offer accommodation for at least 6 months.
  • If you are not a British citizen, you have leave to remain in the UK for at least 6 months.

Should any resident of Kenn Parish be able to help at this desperate time, Kenn Parish Council would like to help both hosts and guests in any way possible.

Please Email the clerk@kennparishcouncil.co.uk if you have registered with homes for Ukraine, so we can assist and support

Kennford Then and Now

Kenn old and new1897 -1998

Useful Links

  • Report a missed bin collectionGo
  • Report flytippingGo
  • Report road/transport problems (potholes, parking, trees blocked drains etc.)Go
  • Water leak / burst pipe in street Go
  • NHS 111 Online Go