Stockland Community Pub Ltd

(This page is maintained by the Stockland Community Pub Ltd. (SCPL) Management Committee)
SCPL is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 - No. 32191R.
Registered Office: Shorms, Shore Bottom, Stockland, Honiton, Devon EX14 9DQ

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Kings Arms Planning Appeal

The Public Hearing has been re-scheduled and will be held on Wednesday 20th September 2017, commencing at 10.00 am in The Churchill Suite, The Guild Hall, West Street, Axminster EX13 5NX. The hearing is open to members of the public. The Inspector appointed to determine the appeal is Mr N Pope.

Format of the Public Hearing
The Inspector will have a written Agenda listing the points for discussion (the Agenda is not available to anyone, including the Appellant and EDDC, prior to the morning of the Public Hearing). Standard practice is for the Inspector to hand out the Agenda and then ask if anyone wishes to speak. SCPL is an interested party to the Appeal and Dale Ingram will be representing our organisation, and will provide expertise in support of the EDDC case. Members of the public are also deemed to be interested parties and may be allowed to speak at the discretion of the Inspector. If you do wish to speak, you should let Mr Pope know at the start of proceedings.
There is a lunch break of 45 minutes, and depending on how fast proceedings are going, it is usual for the hearing to finish either in the morning or early in the afternoon. The hearing is followed by a site visit to the Kings Arms – note that apart from the two main parties to the Appeal, entry to the site is by permission of the owner, and we do expect many people will be allowed to attend. On a practical note, it is not permitted to ask questions or give evidence during the site visit, unless the Inspector asks for clarification on any particular aspect of the building
The Appeal Decision
The Appeal Decision can take anywhere from three weeks to several months, depending on the complexity of the case, but the average time is around six weeks.

Thank you once again for your continued support!
SCPL Management Committee,  August 2017.

SCPL Annual Returns & Accounts

Stockland Community Pub Ltd (SCPL) is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act (2014). We have a set of Governance Rules sponsored by The Plunkett Foundation and lodged with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Consequently, The Management Committee is obliged to send an Annual Return to the FCA every year, and include a signed set of accounts. Our Year End is 30th September, and you can find copies of the accounts which have been sent to the FCA in the list of documents at the bottom of this page.
Any member of the public who is interested can ask to see signed copies of the accounts, and our Bank Statements by arrangement with the Secretary, Sheelagh Dawes (see below for contact details).

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Stockland Community Pub Ltd. Management Committee

Chair : Peter Maitland (01404 881237)
Vice-Chair : Damian Clay (01404 881833)
Treasurer : Andy Kippax
Secretary : Sheelagh Dawes (01404 881833)
Members : Jill Bellamy (01404 881641)
You can email us at

Additional Management Committee members can be co-opted on to the team until we are in a position to issue community shares. After this happens, at the following Annual Members Meeting, all of the 'start-up' committee members must stand down and the shareholders will elect a new committee. Committee members can stand for re-election and any other shareholder can also stand. A maximum of twelve people serve on the committee at any one time. Committee members have to sign up to a Code of Conduct document provided by Plunkett, a copy of which is available for download below.

Society Governance Rules
Stockland Community Pub Limited has now been registered by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Registered Society ('Registered Society' is a new term replacing 'Industrial and Provident Society' or IPS. This registration allows us the chance to fund the purchase by a combination of a share issue and by attracting charitable donations.
We have chosen the Plunkett Model Rules as our governance document and these have been now registered with the FCA. A copy of the Rules is available for download below. The Rules provide the legal framework for fulfilling the aims of the Society.

Please download and complete a Share Pledge Form from the documents below, and return it either by post or email to the address shown on the form.

You can also make copies of any or all of these documents for your family, friends and colleagues who may wish to become involved in our group by providing practical and/or financial support