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Parish Council Minutes

Below are the minutes for the Parish Council of 10th November. There is news of what your Parish Council is doing including an update on the Railway Embankment and details of safety reviews at village playgrounds.

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Parish Council Minutes

Below are the minutes for the Parish Council of 13th October. These contain some details of the discussions relating on parking and the good news that DDC has approved the Council’s application for borrowing related to the railway embankment.

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Village Plan Update

What Do We Want To Preserve?

The drafting of the proposed village opens in a new windowNeighbourhood Plan is now under way.

Our plan needs (among many other tasks) to identify the things we think are important about the village that we live in and that need protecting and enhancing.

At last week’s meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group we identified that we need to create a list of “non-designated heritage assets” (Sorry about the jargon!). These are buildings or aspects of the village that we think are important, even though they may not be listed buildings or designated wildlife areas etc.

John Williams has agreed to compile this list as part of the Plan. He is already in contact with some village groups that will no doubt have views on this but would also very much like to hear of any ideas from other groups or individuals about what you think is important in the village and deserves preserving.

An email to this address giving your views and whether these are personal opinions or you are speaking on behalf of a group will be fine. Equally, if you want to leave comments here or on the Signpost Facebook page or to drop him a note at 17, Parsons Street, those are good too.

Watch out for more news as the Plan develops and opens in a new window keep track of any further consultation exercises here (this is Consultation #2).

Parish Council Minutes

Below are the minutes for the Parish Council of 8th September. These contain some details of the discussions relating to the railway woodland and also Council’s response to the latest planning application relating to the Grants Hill Development…..

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Parish Council – Planning

Thursday 13th August : Dryden Hall

Although Council does not usually meet in August there are planning matters to be considered and so there will be a Council meeting to examine these at 7:00pm next Thursday.

NOTE: Different meeting venue from usual.

The full agenda is here: Planning Only Council Meeting- 13 August 2015

Planning Permission?

A New Way To Find Out About Planning Applications

Daventry District Council has now joined the ‘NN One’ partnership, which enables access to the Planning Aggregator, a way to show all undetermined planning applications in a particular area or parish.  DDC has added this tool to their website.  To see how this works:

1. Click on this link: http://mapping.daventrydc.gov.uk/

2. Tick ‘I agree’

3. Select ‘exit search’

4. Select ‘boundaries & planning’ from the drop down menu (6 of 7 options)

5. Select ‘planning apps non determined’

6. Move around the map, zoom in and out.

7. Click on any link to see a summary/description – then click on the link to the planning portal if you want to see more information.

It is possible that we could add this tool to our own web site to make access easier. Let us know if you think this would be a good idea by emailing: woodfordsignposteditor@gmail.com

Keep the Wood in Woodford

Sunday 11:45 Phipps Road

Meet today to support the campaign to Keep the Wood in Woodford.

Keep in touch via the Facebook group: Keep the Wood in Woodford

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13/01 Parish Council

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s meeting of the Parish Council, 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall…

Parish Council Agenda 13 January 2015

Anyone can attend.

Some important issues for discussion this month, among other regular items, include:-

  • Budget setting for 2015/16.
  • Street lighting on the Grants Hill Byfield Rd development
  • Next steps on the West Farndon – Eydon bridleway
  • Guidance on councillors use of social media.

 

09/12 Parish Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s meeting of the Parish Council, 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall…

Parish Council Agenda 09 December 2014

Anyone can attend.

Some important issues for discussion this month, among other regular items, include:-

  • Consultation by Northamptonshire County Highways on parking restrictions in Station Road and adjoining terraces.
  • Northamptonshire County Fire & Rescue Service Community Protection Plan. (Copy available here)
  • Proposals on future issues of the WOW
  • Planning applications

 

11/11 Parish Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s meeting of the Parish Council, 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall…

Parish Council Agenda 11 November 2014

Anyone can attend.

Issues for discussion include:-

  • WW1 Commemoration Designs for the Memorial Centre
  • Report on Traffic Speed in the Village
  • Neighbourhood Plan Update
  • Issues on village venues, including servicing of heating boilers, fire risk assessments and recommendations on the pricing of hall lettings.

 

Plan Consultation Closing

Don’t miss your chance of £50.

The first phase of on-line consultation for the Neighbourhood Plan closes soon.

Make sure you get your questionnaire back in time to be part of the £50 draw.

Forms can be opens in a new windowdownloaded here and returned to the Co-op, Village Meats, Popsons Pharmacy or the Post Office BEFORE 14th October. Or you can opens in a new windowcomplete our on-line survey here BEFORE 13th October at 1:00pm.

14/10 Parish Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s meeting of the Parish Council.

14 October Parish Council Agenda

Anyone can attend.

Issues for discussion include:-

  • Draw for the £50 prize for Neighbourhood Plan responses
  • Update on the Woodford – Eydon bridleway bridge
  • New planning applications
  • Issues relating Parish Council expenditure

 

Don’t Forget: Win £50

Neighbourhood Plan Group Wants Your Input.

 

The Plan needs input on what you see as the three top priorities for planning locally.

You should have received a copy of a form asking for your input. All completed entries will be placed in a draw and eligible to win a prize of £50.

If you don’t have a form or you need extra copies of the form – we want to get as many views as we can – you can print off opens in a new windowextra copies of the form by downloading it here. If you would rather give us your views on-line you can do it opens in a new windowhere on our consultation page.

The draw for the £50 will take place at the Parish Council Meeting on 14th October 2014 so make sure your entries are received in plenty of time (the on-line survey will close on 13th October at 1:00pm.)

Keep up to date with what the Plan is, why we are doing it and how you can make sure it reflects the sort of village that you want by following these pages here on the Signpost.

 

 

Neighbourhood Plan News Sept 2014

Second Meeting of The Planning Group

On August 28th the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee had their second meeting and discussed a draft Terms of Reference for the Committee and agreed on the next steps in the process.

Heather Thomas has agreed to look after any events needed to create or promote the plan and Ian Reed Jones will be treasurer for the committee. Gary Denby will be bringing together and analysing the information in the existing Parish Plan and Housing Needs Survey.

Government funding for the process will only become available from March next year, although other sources are available so the Committee’s activities will have to take place in the light of this.

The Committee’s ambition is to find out how residents want the village to develop over the next 10, 20 or 30 opens in a new windowEnglish: Woodford Halse Social Club. At the ju...years.

Most important, the Committee agreed the draft of the first questionnaire looking for village feedback. We have already posted it here and created an on-line survey to get your views.

 

 

Plan Email Update

Email Correction

homer-simpson-dohIn the post on the Neighbourhood Plan posted on June 13th we made a mistake in Bob Snedker’s email address. The link was correct but the text was wrong and so if you sent an email to Bob using that address and haven’t had a response please check to see if you have the correct address which is:-

robertprintco@aol.com

Bob is happy to get your views on the Neighbourhood Plan. Watch out for the questionnaire in this month’s WOW to get your chance to win £50 or take the survey here.

Farndon Rd Appeal Rejected

55 House Development Stopped.

fardon planAn appeal against Daventry District Council’s decision not to grant planning permission for a development of 55 houses on Farndon Road has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.

The full judgement with the Inspector’s reasons for denying permission for development are in this document:-

Farndon Road Development Appeal Decision

Huge thanks must go to The Farndon Road residents group, to Ali, Tim , Ian, Justin, David C, David Hawes (Parish Council) and Liz Griffen (District Council) who were all cross examined at the appeal on their evidence given

Win £50 For Your Views

Neighbourhood Plan Group Wants Your Input.

The Neighbourhood Plan Group has started work. You’ll be able to keep up to date with what it is, why we are doing it and how you can make sure it reflects the sort of village that you want by following these pages here on the Signpost.

First off the Plan needs input on what you see as the three top priorities for planning locally.

In next month’s copy of the WOW you’ll receive a copy of a form asking for your input. If you would rather give us your views on-line you can do it opens in a new windowhere on our consultation page. If your household needs extra copies of the form – we want to get as many views as we can – you can print off opens in a new windowextra copies of the form by downloading it here.

All completed entries will be placed in a draw and eligible to win a prize of £50. The draw will take place at the Parish Council Meeting on 14th October 2014 so make sure your entries are received in plenty of time (the on-line survey will close on 13th October at 1:00pm.)

09/09 Parish Council Agenda

Here is the agenda for next Tuesday’s meeting of the Parish Council.

September 2014 Parish Council Agenda

Anyone can attend.

Issues for discussion include:-

  • Filling five vacancies on Council
  • Spending on repairs to Dryden Hall and the Farndon / Hinton Rooms & Library
  • New planning applications at Slade Lays Farm and Pool Farm
  • Issues relating to the Sara Field

 

Farndon Road Petition

If you are worried by the proposed Farndon Road Development you can support local residents by signing their petition:

opens in a new windowhttp://www.gopetition.com/petitions/residents-against-farndon-road-development.html

Just click on the link above, go to “Sign The Petition” and fill in the details requested.

For more information or to contact the residents concerned about the development you can contact opens in a new windowAli Bolton.

June Council Minutes

Here are the minutes for June’s Parish Council meeting. Items covered included:-

  • Council changes following May elections
  • Updates on planning issues relating to Farndon Road, Slade Lays Farm, Dairy Farm & Great Ground Farm

Parish Council  Minutes 03 June 2014

Neighbourhood Plan News June 2013

Planning & Our Neighbourhood

Back in April we posted opens in a new windownews of the start of work on our Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood planning gives communities the power to:

  • Make a neighbourhood plan
  • Make a neighbourhood order
  • Make a community right to build

opens in a new windowEnglish: Woodford Halse Social Club. At the ju...A plan sets up general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood covering things like where new homes, offices and business premises should be built and what they look like and protecting open ground.

Action So Far:

The regulations covering the start of a Neighbourhood Plan state that it is necessary to apply for an Area Designation by sending a letter of application. This letter and a plan of the area, (i.e the parish boundary) has to be sent to the DDC. There is then a 6 week consultation period after which the process can commence. The letter and plan have been sent and the 6 week period started on Monday 9th June.

In the meantime Bob Snedker, who is leading this project, is making enquiries regarding the funding of the exercise and will be calling a meeting of all of those people who have been generous enough to offer their assistance.

What Next?

We are only looking for 2/3 more people to form a steering group under the
umbrella of the Parish Council to develop a neighbourhood plan for Woodford
Halse. We already have the existing Parish Plan to build on but this project could
take 2 years, so it needs people with time and commitment to the village to
shape the village for the years ahead.

Is this you?

If you would like to be involved, please send your name and details to Bob Snedker by email to robertprintco@aol.com or telephone 01327 262664.

(Note: email address above corrected, 19/09/2014)

URGENT: Farndon Road Plans

Wednesday Deadline To Email Your Concerns

If you are concerned about the Farndon Road Development you have until this Wednesday (16th April) to email you objections to Daventry District Council Planning Committee.

Here is an appeal providing details of why you should object and how you can… (click the picture for a larger version)

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Woodford’s Neighbourhood Plan

Help Set The Framework For The Future of Woodford

Bob Snedker is leading a steering group for a neighbourhood plan for Woodford Halse, Hinton and West Farndon. These plans are recognised in planning legislation and are used to help determine the outcome of planning applications. Without one, the village is open to any opportunistic scheme, whether or not it helps to build what the village feels it wants and needs.

P1010808aThis is a chance for you to have a say on what you want the village to look like, from housing to protecting open areas and making sure that the village develops as the local community wants.  Ideas mentioned for consideration have included as wide a range of topics as orchards, education, facilities for the older residents, and external seating. What are you passionate about protecting or maintaining?

If you would like to be involved in creating the plan or simply want to contribute your views, contact Bob Snedker on 01327 262664 or email robertprintco@aol.com.

Planning & Slade Lays Farm

Daventry DC Planning Committee Review

At their meeting on 12th March, Daventry DC Planning Committee considered a report recommending that the agricultural hire business operating at Slade Lays Farm on the Eydon Road should cease operating.  You can read the opens in a new windowReport here.

A decision was made in favour of the recommendation for an Enforcement Order. The order requires that Slade Lays Farm stops storing and retailing commercial vehicles, plant and equipment and agricultural equipment, and removes all associated vehicles, plant and equipment from the land, within a period of six months.

Taylor Plant & Construction Ltd. have appealed against the decision.

 

 

 

Farndon Road – Update

Development Plan Rejected

fardon planDaventry’s Planning Committee last night rejected the planning application for 55 houses on the Farndon Road, siding with the Parish Council by 7 votes to 2.

June Irani, Chair of the Parish Council, passed on her congratulations to all involved.

There could be an appeal, of course, but we will try to keep you up to date with any news here.

Later: opens in a new windowReport in the Daventry Express (Thanks to Mel Hancock on Facebook for this link)

 

Help Plan Our Village

Help Set The Framework for Woodford’s Future

The Parish Council is looking for a group of six to eight people to form a steering group under the umbrella of the Parish Council to create a Neighborhood Plan.

Neighbourhood Plans establish general planning policies for the parish for development and use of land, such as where new houses and businesses should be built, what they should look like and what areas of open land should be protected from development.

The project will build on the existing Parish Plan. It could take two years and needs people with time and the commitment to village to set its shape for years to come.

If you would like to be part of this group please send your details to June Irani by email june.irani@btconnect.com or phone 01327 262808.

 

Latest Council Minutes

The latest council minutes (December) are now available on line. These include the Council’s views and recommendations on the Planning Application at Slade Lays Farm for a replacement barn and other planning applications.

Also available minutes of the 9th January public meeting on the Farndon Road development:-

Don’t forget you can always find Parish Council opens in a new windowmeeting agendas here and opens in a new windowminutes here.

Farndon Rd. Development Public Meeting

Make Your Views Known
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There will be a PUBLIC MEETING to consider proposals for a fifty-five homes development [with associated works] on land off Farndon Road on Thursday 9th January 2014 in the Memorial Hall starting at 19.00 hrs.

This will be followed by a formal meeting of the full Parish Council.

The agenda is available here:  Agenda for Public and Full Council Meetings

Farndon Road Development

Detailed Planning Application Submitted

Details of the Farndon Road planning application are now available on the Daventry District Council planning web site here. (Application reference: DA/2013/0916)

The Parish Council will hold a public meeting to discuss this on January 9th in the Memorial Hall, time to be confirmed. Further details will be available here as they become available.

Grants Hill Way Planning Application

Application Rejected By DDC

This application for 40 houses on Grants Hill Way was rejected at the November 20th Daventry District Council Planning Committee meeting.

Keep up to date with future news on this application here Planning Application on DDC Web Site.

 

Planning Committe 24/09

Agenda Now On-Line

There’s a meeting of the Parish Council Planning Committee on Tuesday 24th September in the Memorial Hall at 7:00pm. The main agenda item is application for a planned change of use (and related listed building consent) for Hinton House in Byfield Road.

The agenda for the meeting is available on the Parish Council agendas page.

Farndon Road Development

fardon planMost folk will have heard about the proposed development on Farndon Road by now but in case you haven’t here are the details of the developers presentation to the Parish Council last week and the flyer showing the proposed development area.

There will be a public presentation of the plans on 17 September 2013 between 3:00 and 6:30pm in the Memorial Hall.

We will try to keep you up  to date with news as we get it.

 

Special Council Meeting

A special council meeting has been called on 23rd July at 18:30 in the Memorial Hall to cover a number of local planning issues. The agenda includes:

  1. Kirkwells Planning Consultants on Neighbourhood Plans.
  1. Daventry District Council’s consultation on the Daventry Settlements & Countryside Local Plan.
  1. Daventry District Council’s consultation on the Infrastructure & Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document.

Details in this agenda:   Special Council Meeting Agenda 23 July 2013

Proposed village development of 200 houses

Outline planning permission is being sought.

The Parish Council has already held a Special Meeting on Byfield Road Development and is hosting a PUBLIC MEETING on January 10th to discuss this.

Details here: Agenda for Parish Council : Public Meeting.

A Petition has been launched but your individual letters of objection carry more weight. Our local MP has offered his support. Read his letter here and let him know your views: opens in a new windowbyfield road

Proposed village development of 200 houses – Update

The minutes of the PUBLIC MEETING  that was held on January 10th to discuss this are now available.

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