Four planning applications were tabled for consideration:
· One was for a proposed artificial grass sports pitch and games area for Chieveley Primary School
· One was for the installation of two dormers to a roof
· One was for a new road to gain access to a barn and workshop
· One was for the erection of a purpose built bakery on land north of Orchard Barn.
Further information about Planning Applications can be found on the Planning Advice section of the West Berkshire Council website.
Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan
The Parish Council received an update from the Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Working Group and considered: a draft letter to the West Berkshire Planning Policy Team setting out the Parish Council’s position in response to the consultation; the Parish Council’s comments to the draft record of a consultation event held by West Berkshire Council for Parish Councils; and a draft report of the public meeting and questionnaire survey about possible housing sites for Chieveley. When finalised, a copy of the report will be made available to residents via the Parish Council's pages on the MyChieveley web site.
The Parish Council also noted that the Working Group would continue to produce evidence of local needs using demographic data and meetings with local services, the school etc. and forward that evidence to West Berkshire Council in due course.
Parish Plan Action Plan
The Parish Council received a request to carry out a preliminary review of the action items detailed in the Chieveley, Oare and Curridge Parish Plan. A copy of the Plan (a key Community document) can be downloaded here.
The Parish Council received an update on progress with the Superfast Berkshire Programme and noted that a schedule of surveys were underway for the potential location of new fibre cabinets. Information about the Programme, including plans and anticipated coverage can be found via the News section of the Superfast Berkshire web site.
Curridge Playground Trust Land
The Parish Council considered and approved the nomination of a new Trustee (Mr Hanrahan) to the Charity.
Spotlight… on speed limit reviews
Councillor Cole outlined to the Parish Council some of the findings from two traffic (speed and volume) surveys undertaken on the High Street, Chieveley, and on Priors Court Road (to the east of the entrance to Priors Court School). In the case of the High Street, Chieveley, the speed limit review was completed in response to a request from Councillor Cole for the introduction of a 20 mph speed limit along approximately 400 metres of the High Street. The results of the surveys will be considered by a task group at West Berkshire Council and subject to full public consultation. In West Berkshire requests for new or amendments to existing speed limits are considered twice yearly and further information can be found on the West Berkshire Council’s web pages for Speed Limits and Consultation.
FAQ…of the month
Question – I have seen a planning notice outside a property. What does it mean?
Answer – Most local people first become aware there is a planning application being considered by West Berkshire Council when an orange notice is displayed outside the property or site. The notice will give brief information about the purpose of the application and provides a planning application reference number. If you wish to view or make a comment to West Berkshire Council about a planning application you can do so via the following link view or comment. A copy of your correspondence should also be made available to Chieveley Parish Council.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place at 7.00pm on 8th April 2014 at the Chieveley Village Hall and Recreational Centre, High Street, Chieveley, Berkshire, RG20 8TE. The meeting will be followed by the Parish Assembly at 8.00pm at which the guest speaker will be Andrew Lord, Planning Advisor, North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.