Large Goods Vehicles through Appleford Road and Church Street
Further to the article last month about large goods vehicles through the village, the Driving Standards Agency has advised that a notice has been displayed in the test centre encouraging the driver training companies not to use Sutton Courtenay for practice purposes.
High Street - verges
Southern Gas Networks have agreed the final restoration works needed in the High Street and this work should be completed shortly. An assessment of Milton Road and Harwell Road will be undertaken in due course.
Bridleway 24 off Harwell Road and Sustrans no. 5 cycle route - closure
Certain electricity cabling and drainage works are required along the northern boundary of the power station site and this route will be closed until around the end of October. The alternate route is via Sutton Courtenay Lane to the main entrance of Didcot "A" power station.
Community Led Plan
The village group working on the community led plan has been delivering questionnaires. This is your opportunity to be involved with and contribute to the future of the area. The Parish Council would encourage you to complete the form and have your say, to ensure that it is the community's own plan which reflects the wishes of those who live locally.
The Parish Council has received comments from residents concerned about overhanging hedges which are causing problems for pedestrians and even cyclists in the area. Could landowners and those with responsibility for maintenance please ensure that the public areas on paths and cycle tracks are kept clear.
APP.114/13 s. 73 application to vary condition 1 (timescale) and condition 2 (plans) of DRA/SUT.1179/26-CM on Land at Sutton Wick Quarry. The Council objected in principle to an extension of time in regards to the working on this site.
Two applications for the FCC landfill site were considered by the County Council, one for a waste transfer facility to handle 60,000 tonnes of non hazardous waste and 200 tonnes of clinical waste, and a second application to vary conditions on the establishment of the recycling facilities, at its planning committee meeting on 9th September. Both of these applications were refused.
Queries have been put to the Parish Council regarding planning agreements.
The following may offer some explanation.
Planning Authorities may enter into agreements to regulate development or use of land. This has been a provision of legislation for decades. The current legislation that governs this is s. 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework
The agreements are used to achieve planning objectives, particularly to mitigate the impact of development and to provide the infrastructure needed to support the development. The NPPF states that planning obligations should only be sought where they meet all of the following tests:
- necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms;
- directly related to the development; and
- fairly and reasonably related in scale and kind to the development.
The agreement itself is between the planning authority and the developer. A Parish Council usually has no legal interest in the land used for development, nor is it a planning authority, so it cannot be a party to the planning agreement.
Clerk: Mrs. L. Martin 90 Howard Cornish Road, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6PU Tel: 01865 391833 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday 1st October, 2013 in the village hall, Frilsham Street at 7.30 p.m.
Sutton Courtenay Post Office
Are you aware that the Post Office is now situated in Burgrey Stores in the High Street? It opened as a new Post Office service in March 2012, and has been operating just over a year. It operates from a newly formatted open plan counter within the shop. A wide range of key Post Office products and services are available. The opening hours are Mon-Fri 05.30 - 19.00, Sat 06.00 - 17.30, and Sun 06.30 - 13.00.