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HS2 Parkgate and our villages - May 2019

This is a brief summary of the circumstances surrounding the plans by HS2 to build a new substation at Parkgate and the work of the combined parishes of Abbots Bromley, Hoar Cross and Newborough.

The aim from the start has been to understand the reasons why HS2 came to favour Parkgate as a power source, and preferably to move the infrastructure out of our area. Failing that, we felt that undergrounding the cables would have a less detrimental visual impact on the landscape in the long term.

Read the 7-page update: PDF icon HS2 Parkgate Update - May 2019 (187.0 Kb)

Annual Audit to March 2019 - Exercise of public rights

A formal notice of the period for exercise of public rights has been issued

The full test of the announcement regarding the exercise of public rights may be found here and the copy of the audit report can be viewed.

Neighbourhood Development Plan Group meeting (Public Session)

Taking place on 6th June 2019 at 7pm in Church House
‘Come and Have Your Say’

Topic: ‘Progress update and the next steps’

It is imperative that public opinion is taken into account when producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).

The group are pleased to inform residents that a professional Consultant has been brought in to support the ongoing process of creating the parish NDP.

An initial review by the Consultant of the 2015-2018 evolving Draft Plan has detailed significant areas that will need to be improved upon. This is in accord with an earlier Independent Consultant report sanctioned by the Parish Council in 2018.

The programmed NDPG meeting for June 2019 will be used to discuss with residents the contents of the report, and the resulting recommendations. This is an opportunity to ask any unanswered questions that you may have; and also a chance help shape the key policies within the plan as we look to bring the consultant more fully onboard.

Please come along and contribute to these discussions.

New documents relating to the AB Neighbourhood Plan

Two new documents have been added to the Neighbourhood Plan page which may be of interest to residents following the development of this important local resource

Under the "News" section a report has been added from an independent consultation that addresses the potential next steps in the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan: PDF icon Review of next steps - May 2019 (124.7 Kb)

Under the "Document Library" section a new document has been added containing a glossary of planning terminology: PDF icon Glossary of Planning Terminology (60.1 Kb)

Mobile Library dates/times now available

The dates and times of the mobile library visits to our village are now available on these web pages

In the "Information" section of these web pages there is a page with details of local services where you will find information about the mobile library visits.