Littleham Traffic Project

Littleham Traffic Project

Littleham Traffic Project

The Littleham Traffic Project has been established to look at existing traffic issues in the Littleham area. It is a group project involving the Littleham Residents Association, TARA, Council Representatives, Devon Cliffs Holiday Park and hopefully the local police, who are being invited to the next meeting. Clinton Devon Estates is facilitating the meetings and has provided funding for an independent traffic consultant to advise on the issues and to recommend potential improvements.  

The Estates' involvement in the Littleham Traffic Project is in recognition of concerns raised by some councillors and members of the public during the current consultation into the Plumb Park development proposal. While it has already been established that there is no Highways reason to prevent the development of 350 new homes at Plumb Park, Clinton Devon Estates believes that the current issues should be  properly investigated for the benefit of the local community.  

The first meeting of the LTP was held on March 12th and among the potential solutions discussed to ease existing traffic problems in the Littleham area were no-parking zones, new parking areas, different light sequencing on traffic lights and  a park-and-walk option for primary school drop-off. More ambitious solutions were also included for further investigation including re-configuring junctions and highway infrastructure.

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550

But our power for good or evil in this world’s affairs in a countryside is enormous

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892