Below you will find the latest News items related to Mouldsworth Parish Council:
If you re interested in running the 7KM fun run at the Manley Spring Fair on 1st Mayall the information can be found on the poster attached.
Please find attached information advising of the forthcoming changes to all household waste recycling centres as from 1st April 2017.
Mouldsworth Parish Council is looking to co-opt a new Councillor to the vacancy that presently exists.
If you are interested in joining the Parish Council please get in touch with the Chairman, Geraint Jones 01928 740280
or the Clerk, Sally Parkinson 01928 740919.
PARISH/TOWN OF MOULDSWORTH
VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR
Notice is hereby given that due to resignation a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Gowy Ward of the Parish of MOULDSWORTH
The Vacancy will be filled by election if, within fourteen days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, or a Bank Holiday) from the date of this notice, any ten local government electors for the said electoral area submit a written request to that effect in the manner prescribed below and if no such request is made, the vacancy will be filled by the Parish/Town Council.
Any request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and sent to the Returning Officer, Cheshire West and Chester Council, HQ Building, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP not later than 20th February 2017
Dated this: first day of February 2017
Signed: S.Parkinson Parish Clerk
TO BE HELD ON:
MONDAY 23RD JANUARY
We would like to draw your attention to a planning appeal with regard to a recent application to build a four bedroomed house and double detached garage in the orchard sited at Woodfield on Station Road between Bracken Tor and the former Smithy Garage.
As a Council, we objected to the original application which was duly turned down. The applicant has now appealed, and we believe that if this appeal were upheld, the implications for the future of Mouldsworth would be far reaching. Although planning policies are designed to prevent inappropriate development in the Green Belt, new buildings can be approved on limited infill sites in certain circumstances and there have been some recent successful appeals in Cheshire to build on ‘infill’ sites in other Green Belt villages.
If this proposal goes ahead, it will set a major precedent in Mouldsworth and one by one other ‘infill’ sites are likely to be approved. This is a scenario which we want to prevent, in order to maintain the ambience and tranquility of our village.
We would value your support in objecting to this appeal. You can object by submitting your comments to The Planning Inspectorate as detailed below and sending us a copy. Or, if you prefer, you can email us your comments and we will ensure that these are incorporated into the representations which we will be submitting.
· ONLINE: on the Planning Portal at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk using the reference APP/A0665/W/16/3155932
· EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
All representations must be received by 15 September 2016 and must quote the reference APP/A0665/W/16/3155932.
The original application and appeal documents can be found here.
Some more specific points for your consideration are:
· For an appeal to be successful the location has to be assessed as ‘sustainable’. This means that facilities such as shops and schools can be accessed efficiently and safely without the residents being wholly reliant on a car. However, Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) have assessed Mouldsworth as an unsustainable location.
· CWAC is fully on course to exceed its target for new housing and since 2012, fourteen new properties have been built in Mouldsworth on the two ‘brownfield’ sites close to Woodfield. None of these would be regarded as affordable homes.
· Whether the proposal provides any economic, social or environmental benefits to the village or the wider area and if and how it will damage the openness of, or harm, the Green Belt in the long term
Public Meeting as arranged by the Parish Council
Friday 9 September at the School 7.00 to 9.00
To discuss the planning application recently submitted to the Council [CWAC] to convert the Golden Lion to housing and build on the plot a total of 5 houses.
Please come to this meeting in order to find out more and express your views.
In addition a set of paper plans will be available to look at in the Parish Rooms on the following days ;
Wednesday 31/8 from 10.00 to 12.00
Saturday 3/9 from 10.00 to 12.00
Wednesday 7/9 from 10.00 to 12.00
Saturday 10/9 from 2.00 to 4.00
The Parish Council strongly advises anyone who has an opinion about this application to express it by e`mailing or writing to the Planning Officer [Cheshire West and Chester] regarding;
A number of Town and Parish Councils have been targeted with potentially vexatious claims under the Freedom Of Information Act and the European Commission for Human Rights. Some of these have escalated to claims in the High Court.
Mouldsworth Parish Council has received Court papers claiming breach of Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Human Rights. All are totally unfounded and the Parish Council are fully compliant.
The individual has a history of similar claims which have resulted in Court Injunctions.
Our insurers instructed Solicitors to protect the interests of the Parish Council at the hearing.
The new flex-shuttle bus service from Mouldsworth to Chester will be operating w.e.f: 27th June.
You will need to register and book to use the service.
Call Transport Commissioning on 01244 973039 (Mon - Fri 8am-5pm)
The timetable is attached below
Below is the timetable for the new bus service due to start at the end of May.
A copy of the timetable can be viewed in the Parish Noticeboard.