Ware Farm Update

From: “Middleton, Amy” <Amy.Middleton@nationaltrust.org.uk>
Date: 13 November 2018 at 09:39:33 GMT
To: PeterCoe <PeterCCoe@aol.com>
Subject: Improved field access off Ware Lane

Dear Peter

I wrote to The National Trust’s immediate neighbours at Ware Lane yesterday to notify them that we are submitting a planning application to improve the field access. I have attached a copy of the letter and would be grateful if you could share it with members of the Lyme Regis Society.

Kind regards


Ware Farm Access letter
Ware Farm Access track plan

Launch of the Lyme Regis Society’s Historic Houses part 4 – 19th July 2018

On Thursday 19th July, The Fine Foundation Learning Centre, the Lyme Regis Museum’s prestigious educational space played host to the launch of the latest in a series of Historic Houses books detailing the history of some of Lyme’s most remarkable architecture.

David Tucker the Museum’s Director, welcomed the Mayoress Michaela Ellis and her consort Alan Ellis to the launch. Peter Coe, the Lyme Regis Society Chairman invited two of the authors, Keith Shaw and Audrey Standhaft, to speak about their inspiration for their articles.

Historic Houses part 4 features a range of articles on local buildings with fascinating illustrations of maps, diagrams and early photographs.  Many buildings and places have changed little over the years and can still be spotted as you walk around the town.

Historic Houses part 4, priced at £1.95, is available at many local shops, including:  Amid Idols and Giants, The Alexandra Hotel, The Black Dog, The Cobb newspaper shop, Felicity’s farm shop, Lyme Regis Museum, The Mariners Hotel, Serendip and the Tourist Information Centre.


Raising the Stars and Stripes on the 4th July

On the corner of Woodmead Road and Silver Street there’s a house that had a very special role in World War II.  In 1944 the house was home to ‘C’ company of the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st United States Infantry Division.  ‘C’ company, commanded by Captain Victor H Briggs, was part of the assault force led by Lieutenant General Omar Bradley on Omaha beach on D-Day, 6th June 1944 in Normandy France.

A commemorative plaque to the right of the front door reminds us of our Allies’ contribution to the D-Day push. The Americans suffered 2,400 casualties at Omaha on 6th June, but by the end of the day they had landed 34,000 troops whilst under heavy fire.

The plaque includes a flag holder which is hung with a poppy wreath every 4th July and the United States flag is flown for the whole day.

So how does the flag get there? The Lyme Regis Society holds a U.S. flag and in the early morning of every 4thJuly ensures that Lyme Regis pays tribute to our American Allies.

Ware Farm update

On 18 May 2018, at 15:27, Middleton, Amy <Amy.Middleton@nationaltrust.org.uk> wrote:

Dear Peter

Lyme Regis Society members may already be aware that the site at Ware Farm was not taken to auction on the 10th May.

The decision has been made to withdraw it from auction this spring. There is a new management team in place in West Dorset and we are taking the opportunity to review the access to the site and the future management. We want to get this right before the plot is sold and it may mean making some improvements to our alternative access off Ware Lane. We still intend to sell the plot later on in 2018 and will let you know when we have a new date for the auction.

Kind regards

Amy Middleton MSc MRICS
Estate Manager
South Somerset and North and West Dorset

Ware Farm Planning Application Submitted

From: “Middleton, Amy” <Amy.Middleton@nationaltrust.org.uk>
Date: 15 February 2017 at 15:17:27 GMT
To: Chris-savory <chris-savory@btconnect.com>
Subject: Ware Farm

Dear Chris
I wanted to let you know that we have submitted the planning application for Ware Farm today. I have been told that it currently takes 1-2 weeks for applications to be registered. When it is live I will send you a link so it can be shared with the Lyme Regis Society.
Thank you for your help in enabling us to get to this stage.
Kind regards

Amy Middleton MSc MRICS
Estate Manager
South Somerset, West Dorset and Knightshayes

Ware Farm Restrictive Covenants Will Be In Place

On 16 Nov 2016, at 11:14, Middleton, Amy <Amy.Middleton@nationaltrust.org.uk> wrote:

Dear Chris

I can confirm that it is still our intention to place restrictive covenants on the site to ensure the detailed plans are adhered to.

Kind regards


Amy Middleton MSc MRICS
Estate Manager
South Somerset, West Dorset and Knightshayes
01392 883108

Dear Amy

One issue not covered in your letter is the question of a covenant placed on the development site requiring the purchaser to adhere to the detailed plans that the NT is submitting for planning approval.

During our discussions, Helen was very keen for such a covenant to be created, in order to create certainty regarding the actual house to be built. For our part the Society would wish to see this put in place as part of the sale particulars and embodied in the conveyance in due course.

I trust this remains the position of the NT and would like confirmation that this is indeed the intention.

Kind regards


Lyme Regis Society

Ware Farm proposed development

We have recently received a letter and drawings from the National Trust showing a new design for the Ware Farm proposed development. Please review the following documents for full information:

Ware Farm – Lyme Regis Society letter

Ware Farm – architectural drawings

Ware Farm Update

On 26 Aug 2016, at 10:09, Email from Amy Middleton

Dear Chris

Helen is now on leave and has asked me to respond to your email.
We have met with the architect and are awaiting revised designs from him.
The inalienability proposal has been approved by our regional and national boards and is now just waiting to be presented to the board of Trustees. They do not meet over the summer holidays but we are hoping to get it on the agenda for the September meeting.
We will let you know as soon as we have an update.

Kind regards Amy
Amy Middleton MSc MRICS Estate
Manager South Somerset, West Dorset and Knightshayes

Patron of Lyme Regis Society

Dear Members

I am delighted to inform you that Sir Ghillean Prance has agreed to become Patron of the Lyme Regis Society. As you might know, he is one of the worlds leading scientists and also lives in Lyme Regis. 


Lyme Regis/St George’s Twinning Association

The current series of talks to mark the 20th anniversary of the Lyme Regis/St George’s Twinning Association and recent tripling with historic Jamestowne,Virginia will continue on Thursday 28th July.

Twinning committee member John Dover will talk about the ground breaking archaeological discoveries and the development of our current understanding of the role of James Fort(later Jamestowne)in the birth of English America and formation of the British Empire.

Mr Dover, with added historic context provided by local historian Peter Lacey,will be featuring the Channel 4 programme’Time Team Special-America’s Birthplace’,the contribution of Admiral Sir George Somers,former MP,mayor and native of Lyme Regis and updating on future plans and opportunities for Lyme,St George’s Bermuda and Jamestowne.

The talk will will be held in the Woodmead Halls at 2.30pm.Admission is free but donations to the twinning association would be welcome.Tea and coffee will be available and all are welcome.