JSP Consultation, Chairman’s Thoughts

Just to note the consultation period for the JSP has now opened and runs until 10th January 2018. The consultation home page can be found here https://www.jointplanningwofe.org.uk

It’s really worth taking some time to read the full JSP before deciding how to respond. Don’t forget the local meetings with FFC too.

Note especially for Charfield (Policy 7.9) the JSP talks about providing *or contributing to* a strategic transport package.

In my personal opinion there must be a *fully implemented* strategic transport strategy prior to expansion of housing in the area. Contributions to a poorly thought out transport infrastructure are not acceptable.

November Parish Council Meeting

Charfield Parish Council will be holding their November meeting on Tuesday 14th November in the Sportsman’s Lounge of the Memorial Hall commencing at 7.30pm.  The agenda for the meeting can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  The draft minutes from the October 2017 meeting can also be viewed by clicking the link below.

Draft Minutes of Meeting 10 October 2017

Agenda – 11 – Nov 2017

Charfield Parish Council – Grant Application

Charfield Parish Council has now opened its Grant Application Scheme for 2018/19.  The Parish Council invites applications from village or voluntary organisations whose activities benefit the community of Charfield .  Please see below the link to the application form and guidance on how to complete the form.

If you require further information or help completing the form, please contact the Clerk.

2018-19 Grant Application Form

2018-19 Grant Application Guidelines

Charfield Remembrance Day Procession & Service

On Sunday 12th November 2017, please join Parishioners of Charfield in remembering the fallen of both WWI, WWII and other Conflicts around the World.

As usual, the Wotton Road will be closed between 10.30am and 12.30pm to facilitate the Procession from the Memorial Hall to the War Memorial.  Once the Service of Remembrance has taken place, the road will be re-opened.

Tea, coffee, bacon and sausage butties will be served in the Memorial Hall from 9.45am onwards.


Crest Nicolson Liaison Meeting

Charfield Parish Council will be hosting a liaison meeting with the Crest Nicolson developers in early September, to discuss issues arising from the construction of 106 homes at the Wotton end of the village.  Although this is not a public meeting, it is the best platform for engaging with the developers in order to raise parishioners concerns and find solutions to issues as construction continues.  The Parish Council already has a number of agenda items, but please contact the Clerk if there is anything you would like the Parish Council to cover at the meeting.   Likewise, a liaison meeting with Bellway Homes is being sought.

Barratts to Appeal via Public Inquiry

The application for a 121 home drop-in development at Warners Court farm, which was Refused by South Gloucestershire, is to go to a Public Inquiry. Date to be advised.

There is a short period between now and 3rd October when written submissions can be made to the Planning Inspectorate. Details in the letter, click here.

When writing in support of the Refusal, it may be useful first to read the DEVELOPMENT CONTROL (WEST) COMMITTEE Report of 21st July 2017 which can be found on the South Gloucestershire planning portal using the application number PT16/6924/O.