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Ashingdon Hall Application Refused

Thursday, July 29, 2004 admin 0

The District Council have refused planning permission for the the change of use of Ashingdon Hall, mainly on the grounds of ‘loss of amenity”. The motion for refusal was moved by Cllr Terry Cutmore and supported by almost every councillor (one independent councillor abstained, eveyone else voted for it). There […]

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Application is in for the Spine Road at Park School

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 admin 0

Wimpey have submitted a planning application for the spine road for the Park School Site. This has to be completed before the housing, commercial development and replacement sports centre and school can be built. To see the plans , visit the council offices or contact Chris or Ron .

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Bellwinch win appeal for 81 homes

Sunday, July 25, 2004 admin 0

Bellwinch have won their appeal for planning permission for their really high-density scheme at Read’s Nursery.(See our item about the planning inquiry further down the page) This is the one that the council actually refused, which had flats with no communal gardens. Chris calls it “Disappointing”, Ron’s word for it […]

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Lib Dems Ask For Public Speaking at planning Meetings

Friday, July 23, 2004 admin 0

Chris Black and Ron Oatham have proposed that the District Council allows the public to speak at the council’s planning meetings. This will now be discussed at the council meeting on July 29th. The idea is that any person who has previously written to the council about a particular planning […]

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Ashingdon Hall Furore

Thursday, July 22, 2004 admin 0

The District Council Chamber is expected to be packed on 27th July, because the Planning Committee will be discussing the application for a change of use at Ashingdon Hall in Ashingdon Road. The application is for a change of use from “Residential Care Home for the Elderly ” to “Rehabilitation […]

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Travellers Site Refused Permission

Monday, July 5, 2004 admin 0

The Travellers’ site on the old A130 has again been refused planning permission by the District Council. Chris and Ron proposed and seconded the refusal. Ron made the point that it was Green Belt, and that the application should be refused just like any other would be. When will the […]

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Police Get New Powers of Dispersal

Friday, July 2, 2004 admin 0

The police came along to a meeting of the District Council to discuss the new powers they have to set up Dispersal Areas to deal with antisocial behaviour. Ron and Chris went to listen , and we learned a lot. Basically, the police can set up these areas, which have […]

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School Places Warning

Friday, July 2, 2004 admin 1

The County Council have warned that because of the new housing being built , they expect they’ll be short of 73 places at Sweyne Park School in 2009. Chris has sent the following letter to the Evening Echo, which has now been published: It’s depressing news that we are likely […]

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We’ve seen the Wimpey Plan for the Park School Site…

Thursday, June 24, 2004 admin 0

… but we’re not much wiser, as it was sent to us on a rather blurred drawing . Still, this is an improvement on how things started out. It all began with school playing fields being allocated for housing in a confidential meeting of the council without any public consultation! […]

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Close , But No Cigar

Friday, June 11, 2004 admin 0

In this years elections we aimed to win one or two seats off the Conservatives… we didn’t quite manage it … this is how we did: Keith lost in the District Elections by 226 votes but in the Town Council by only 3 votes. We had 2 recounts. You can […]

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Trinity Tories are a Little Bit Secretive

Monday, June 7, 2004 admin 0

We had a look at the Town Council election leaflet from the Conservatives in Trinity Ward. It didn’t have any photographs of the candidates, it didn’t say where any of them lived and it didn’t say what their telephone numbers were. What a cheek – they expect people to elect […]