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Just an update from last night's Full Council meeting. There were 13 members of the public present. Many spoke in the public forum about the proposed development at Riversfield.
The Parish Council has set up a working party of 5 councillors to review the Riversfield planning application and provide a recommendation to Full Council at its meeting on the 9th February.
The Parish Council was notified by HDC on Friday 27th Jan about the planning application with an expiry date for comments the 17th Feb.
21 days is the statutory requirement.
There is no mandatory requirement by the developer to hold a public consultation or carry out community engagement.
Residents can comment on the application via the HDC website www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk or write a letter to the planning authority.
Planning Reference 17/00108/OUT
The Parish Council was notified on Friday by Huntingdonshire District Council of the following outline planning application:
17/00108/OUT Part of land at Riversfield, Great North Road, Little Paxton- Development of up to 199 dwellings and 6,970 sq. metres (75,000 sq ft) of class B1 business premises with open space, new accesses from the Great North Road, roads and associated infrastructure.
The expiry dates for comments from the Parish Council and residents is 17th Feb. The expiry date for comments from the press release notification in the Hunts Post is 22/02/17. The Planning authority will not be making any decision until after 22 Feb.
The statutory expiry date for the planning application is 19th April 2017.
All plans etc are available to view on the HDC website and at the District Council's office in Huntingdon. The statutory timescales are also published on the website.
Any member of the public can comment on a planning application by commenting online on HDC's website or by contacting the Planning Authority by letter.
There are occasions when a Planning Application is referred to an HDC Management Panel Meeting. Objectors to the application can only speak at Panel if they have written in to the Planning Department objecting to the application within the consultation period for the application.
Planning decision notices are available on the HDC website.
Huntingdonshire District Council
Head of Planning
St Mary's Street
Tel 01480 388388
Just a reminder that the bridge at Mill Lane, Little Paxton will be closed on Thursday 26th January for bridge repairs.
The closure is from 8am - 6pm.
Forty three residents attended the Community defibrillator awareness session in Little Paxton Village Hall on Saturday 14th January.
The event was organised by Little Paxton Parish Council and the session was run by the Community Heartbeat Trust.
Chairman of the Council, Cllr Jean Matheson said,' The community defibrillators are top of the range and it was great to see such a fantastic turn out. Anyone can use the defibrillators, which are public accessible and are available twenty four hours per day. The awareness session helps to provide confidence and show residents how easy it is to use the defibrillators.
The funding for the three village community public accessible defibrillators was from The Big Lottery.
The installation of the zebra crossing between the roundabout on Mill Lane and the Great North Road is anticipated to start at the end of February/beginning of March.
The Parish Council applied for funding for the roundabout from the County Council Local Highway Improvement Scheme and will be contributing £2500.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 - all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 2 to 28 January on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.
Please vote for a Petanque Pitch for Little Paxton and help Little Paxton Parish Council install this new facility on the QEII Playing Field.
Each time you shop at Tesco (no bag purchase necessary), you will receive a blue token to vote for one of three community projects.
Eaton Socon Express
St Ives Needingworth Exp
King St Potton Extra
Somersham High St Exp
Stukeley Meadows Exp
St. Neots Loves Farm
Little Paxton Parish Councillors were presented with the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality) certificate at its meeting on 15th December.
The Quality Award demonstrates that a council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement.
Chairman of the Council, Cllr Jean Matheson said' I am delighted that the Council has won this award. A portfolio of evidence, which took twelve months to complete, was submitted to the awarding panel. The Council is now working towards achieving the 'Quality Gold' status.'
Parish Clerk Jenny Gellatly said 'This a new award scheme run by the National Association of Local Councils. The Parish Council was required to demonstrate that it met a stringent set of criteria regarding local governance.'
The CEO, Mr Ian Dewar, of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Association of Local Councils said in his letter to the Parish Council that CAPALC applauded the Parish Council's vision and leadership as an award winning council.
Have you ever considered becoming a member of the Parish Council?
Little Paxton Parish Council has 3 casual vacancies and are looking for new councillors to join our team.
If you are over 18, on the voters role and reside in the village - this could be for you!
Meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Thursday in the village hall back room. They start at 7,30pm and are finished by 9.30pm. Many of the meetings are finished by 9pm or earlier.
If you are interested, please contact the Clerk, Jenny Gellatly Tel 01480 470193 , email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a fb message.
No experience required and training will be provided.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Councillor Cate Wright there is a vacancy on the Little Paxton Parish Council.
If, within 14 statutory days after the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, Huntingdon PE29 3TN by ten electors of the Parish an election will be held. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
If any member of the Parish would like to be considered for co-option please contact the Parish Clerk.
Mrs Jennifer Gellatly
Dated: 7th November 2016
Deadline 25th November 2016
Following the recent publicity and the Public Meeting held at the Village Hall I am pleased to say that we have had three Little Paxton residents who have expressed an interest in joining the Steering Group.
This is just the start of the process and we do need more people to join us, so if it has sparked your interest or just want more information then please do get in touch with me,
Liz Timms, telephone 01480 394051 or Jean Matheson, Chair of Little Paxton Parish Council.
Just a reminder of what a Community Led Plan is;
'A vision for how the community wants to develop and an identification of the action needed to acheive this.'
(Cambridgeshire ACRE information)
Little Paxton is a great place to live; let's work together to ensure it continues to be so.
Liz Timms (Chair, Parish Plan Steering Group)