Parish Meeting Agenda for 2021 can be found here.
Parish Council Report
issued by our ward members is
Planning Applications agreed by WBC this month were:
21/01484 Leyfield, Upper Green - replacement dwelling and associated
works. Previous planning application
21/00233/FUL was withdrawn; revised plans have now been submitted
for consideration by WBC;
21/01745/FUL Walbury Cottage, Upper Green awaiting a decision -
removal of existing dwelling and garage. Erection of replacement
dwelling and garage with associated parking turning, landscaping,
private amenity space and access; 21/02143 No 5 Great Common –
Ground floor rear and side extension with internal alterations-
demolition of existing conservatory, first floor rear extension
& ground floor front extension.
Planning Application granted by WBC:
21/01614 at No. 4 Haslewick, Upper Green- single storey rear
extension, internal alterations and associated works to include new
enclosed porch to front elevation.
Planning Application refused by WBC:
21/00164 New Mill, Inkpen – proposed boiler folly building, the
siting of six underground gas tanks, and new access track.
All planning details and reports can be found on the WBC website
New Government Planning Policies:
New requirements have been set out by Government in the updated and
published NPPF 2021(National Planning Policy Framework) and in the
new National Model Design Code documents, which sets out that new
development needs to reflect local character, as well as protecting
and enhancing the environment and mitigate climate change.
Improvements to biodiversity should also be integrated into design.
Development, which is not well designed or fails to reflect local
character/design is liable to be refused. Permission should be
refused for major development within the AONB other than in
exceptional circumstances. An important insertion is the
contribution that trees make to the character and quality of the
environment. For reference www.gov.uk
All Parish Councils have been offered the opportunity to use the SID
(Speed Indicator Device) which monitors the speed of passing
traffic/vehicles. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer SID
operator, please let the Parish Clerk (contact details below) know
of your interest i.e Name, Address, Email, contact phone number.
Volunteers will be offered on-line training by WBC and the equipment
can be loaned and set up on those roads which have experienced
passing fast vehicles. If you have incidents to record, please make
the Parish Clerk aware.
Changes to the local bus services:
From Monday 31st August there will be some changes to the local bus
services in West Berkshire- timetables for routes operating in
Newbury and surrounding areas will change. Please check the WBC
website or the bus operators.
If anyone has issues with dog fights, dog fouling etc etc. the
Public Protection Partnership has arranged for the animal warden to
be contacted on 01635 519171 to discuss specific issues or problems
that you may have.
Defibrillator Awareness in September:
Please contact the Parish Clerk for a session on awareness in using
the defibrillator at the Inkpen pavilion for a session to be
organised in September. You can significantly increase someone’s
chance of survival – it’s a life saving device located at the Inkpen
pavilion, that can be used for both adults and children over 1 year
Inkpen Parish Council meetings:
These are advertised on the village notice boards and on the
official village website in advance of the meeting.
The draft minutes of all meetings are recorded here
At the request of a resident who has picked up rubbish dumped
on the roadside, please remember that fly tipping is illegal. If you
see anyone fly tipping, please take the car registration number and
report directly to West Berkshire Council. Streetcare will remove
the dumped rubbish if it is on the roadside but if dumped on private
land the landowner is responsible for the removal. Report to
. Use this email
address to also notify of pot holes.
The agendas and minutes of past council meetings, financial
information, details of the council Code of Conduct, register of
Interests of councillors, grant application forms
etc. can be found here.
If you can't attend the Inkpen training event, visit the St.
John's Ambulance website.
It is down to us to see how we can make a difference
individually and as a community.