Parish Council and Supporters Update as at February 8th 2021
Covid-19 and Current Lockdown.
We trust everyone remains well.
We continue to maintain very close contact will all our Parish, District and County Councillors and are grateful to them for their on-going help. We will continue with these monthly newsletters until such time as we can arrange a further public meeting and rely on reactions from everyone to help keep us up to date.
Please do let us know if there is anything you become aware of which would be helpful. Our general e-mail address continues to suffer an access fault so please feel free to contact me direct: email@example.com.
Astro Turf Site – Planning Application Reference FMW/072/19
On 3rd February I received the following further update from CCC regarding their consideration of the points we made at our informal meeting on 28th October which resulted in senior CCC and HDC Officers visiting the site on 27th November :
We are still awaiting some additional information from the transport consultants employed by Mick George Limited, to be able to inform our consideration of the red line issue. This information has been sought directly from the consultants by highway colleagues as part of their highway review, which will need to be considered before we are able to respond formally on this matter.
We can confirm that this outstanding information has been chased up again today by the Highway Authority directly with the consultants. Once received, meetings are already planned into our diaries to review this matter, so I can assure you that your concerns are not being ignored.
It is most unfortunate that CCC have not had the response they are seeking and until they hear we will continue to monitor the situation and remain confident that the points we raised regarding the ‘red lines’ to be both entirely valid and critical to the long term activities on the whole site.
CCC also confirmed that permission had not been obtained for the traffic measurement devices which were in place for a short time in late November/early December and which were removed on December 7th.
We intend to leave the remaining large banners in place until this matter is resolved.
HEMINGFORD ABBOTS GOLF RANGE, SHOP & CONFERENCE CENTRE
American Golf’s new venture remains closed during the most recent lockdown and hope to meet with them when operations recommence.
NEW DRAFT WASTE AND MINERALS PLAN
The Waste and Minerals Team have submitted their final draft to the Inspector which incorporates to some extent (but not all) the last point we made. The Inspector will decide whether this change is adequate.
The deadline for responses was 15th December 2020.
HEMINGFORD GOLF CLUB CAR PARK
There has been no change since my previous update on January 11th.
SUB_COMMITTEE TO ASSIST WITH THE PROCESS OF PREPARING A DETAILED PROPOSAL FOR THE HEMINGFORD GOLF CLUB TO BE GRANTED THE STATUS OF COMMUNITY ASSET et seq
This matter remains outstanding and will not be progressed until we have established a dialogue with American Golf
A link to these updates appears under our listing as an Organisation on the HA Website and a Summary is sent to HGPC for incorporation in their regular newsletters.
LOCAL ELECTIONS May 6 2021
Our Current County Councillor, Ian Bates, is retiring at the next election. As well as serving our constituency with distinction Councillor Bates has been enormously helpful to us in our Campaign for which we are very grateful. The nature of our organisation is that we are non-political and we shall be in contact with all candidates to ensure they understand the concerns we represent.
On the same day the election for the Leader of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Combined Authority will take place. We shall brief all candidates standing for this Mayoral position.
We are rationalising these to minimise duplications. If you know of anyone who would like to be added please e-mail Audra Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also let us know if your e-mail address has changed.
Can you help please?
We remain anxious to strengthen our Board and would be pleased to hear from anyone who has experience in local planning and land development matters. If you are interested please e-mail: email@example.com
Stay Safe and Keep Well everyone.
Iain Muspratt – The Hemingfords Action Group
February 8th 2021