Bideford and Northam councils
17 March 1967
Works may be sited near Northam Burrows
engineer's reply to fishery board comment
chairman's casting vote stops reconsideration
Discharge of crude sewage into the sea, as is envisaged for the joint scheme of Bideford Town and Northam Urban Councils, may contravene the legally enforceable by-laws of the Devon Sea Fisheries Committee.
Letter sent by Mr W Badcock, chairman of Devon Sea Fisheries Committee, and others signed by various members of Bideford and Northam Councils who feel that insufficient consideration has been given to schemes other than that for sea disposal.
The accounts presented at the meeting showed that £5 had been contributed towards the fee of an independent consultant…
The Council last week did not accept either. They instructed the Surveyor to go into them and report to the Public Health Committee.
The tenders were: E Thomas and Co, Plymouth, £36, 959; Unwin and Son, Tiverton, £29,040 7s. 3d.
Answering Mr Jack Prince, the Surveyor said that the original estimate had been £22,000. Since then there had been such things as the selective employment tax,
The "Gazette" understands that the drainage scheme that will probably be adopted by Bideford Town and Northam Urban Councils, prompted by Devon County Council, will involve a partial treatment works sited adjacent to Northam Burrows.
This is in spite of the fact that Devon River Authority and the County Planning Committee would prefer a sea outfall, which would cost £5,000 less a year to operate than a landbased scheme.
The councils are likely to be swayed by the fact that Major G Lomas, Cornborough, who owns Abbotsham Cliffs where a…
Answer to an allegation, made at a recent meeting of the Taw and Torridge Board of Conservations, that under Bideford's new sewerage scheme a larger volume of sewage would be thrown into the Torridge, is contained in a letter received by the Town Clerk of Bideford, Mr F C Backway, from Mr F W S Stanton, Bideford Borough Council's consulting engineer.
The volume of sewage is equal to that of the water supply, for the water, after use and consumption, enters the sewers as sewage and is discharged through the outfall.…
It needed 2 votes from the chairman, Mrs E M Hilder, to prevent Northam Urban Council referring back to the Housing and Public Health Committee a recommendation that for the proposed new sewerage scheme negotiations to continue with Bideford Town Council for an extended sea outfall either at Rocks Nose or at Abbotsham Cliffs.
Submitting the report, the committee chairman, Mr A C Saunders, referred to a study on the Lubeck process widely circulated by a rate payer, Major G A Wilde. The consultants, he said, felt that much of…