Roadford Lake area -- community and parishes


Holiday Village detailed planning application

In 2010 the outline application was allowed (see below). SW Water have now submitted a more detailed application which includes the design of the houses, their location and so on.
Torridge website documents

Turbine near Roadford

The 67m turbine on land of Rexon Cross Farm near Roadford dam and overlooking the proposed holiday village is now in operation. The tree to the left in the picture is bigger than a house.

About the application

The appeal decision

Rexon Cross Farm Solar Park complete

The very large Solar Park on fields close to Roadford dam is complete. See map above.

For details of the application see Torridge website.

The decision of the council to allow it see decision document.

'Rumour' councillors cleared over row about Bavaria visit

Broadwoodwidger parish councillors have been cleared of breaching a code of conduct when they repeated rumours that a fellow councillor, Marion Perkin, had gone on a foreign trip as "pay-back" for not opposing, as a Torridge District Councillor, the holiday village planning application.     ThisisNorthDevon...

The investigation followed a complaint about them from Leith Whittington, who was one of the few people in favour of the holiday village development beside Roadford Lake.

See Broadwoodwidger Parish Council Minutes for Feb 2009.

Marion Perkin has since resigned from Parish and District Councils.

Roadford Lake holiday village

The holiday village will be built above this inlet. There are still some matters, such as the safe disposal of sewage, to be sorted out before construction can begin.

The village will look like a housing estate and will change the character of the open countryside around the lake.   more...

Broadwoodwidger parish web site is now online


The new Ashwater general store and Post Office has opened.

See the Ashwater website at left.

Ashwater complete new parish hall

The new parish hall is now open and in use. See the Ashwater website.

Broadwoodwidger Parish Plan published

The plan prepared by the Broadwood Parish Council has been distributed to households in the parish. It includes the results of a survey.


Beaver rescued from slurry pit

Beaver rescued from slurry pit April 2012
When the beaver escaped in November 2008 Derek Gow said it would be easy to recapture.
Report of Bratton Clovelly meeting
Problems with Scottish wild beavers
SWW have now abandoned the idea of releasing beavers into the wild. (April 2010)

Roadford Lake and area

BBC Report
Local people oppose the Roadford Lake holiday development.

On the BBC site click the video link to right of the picture.

BBC weather forecast

Rain radar