Members of the PC met with SCC Highways on 18th January to show them the poor state of Innocence Lane and Back Road. We had previously written to them about the shoddy state of the repair work to Innocence Lane, and we were advised that this had only intended to be a short term fix using a small amount availability of funding - it might have helped if they had told us this in the first place!
An outline planning proposal entitled 'Proposed Scoping Opinion for proposed logistics facility' has been submitted by Bidwells on behalf of Trinity College for the development on the Innocence Farm site. The PC received this on Sat 7th Jan, however were able to draft a response objecting to the proposal which was reviewed at the PC meeting 9th Jan, the final response is viewable here. The planning application is viewable on the SCDC planning web site where it is also able to comment. Click to view Bidwells' Proposal Document.
The PC have agreed to submit a precept increase for 17/18 of 7.2%. The current estimate is that this will be around £2 per year for a Band D property The reasons for the increase is two-fold:
There are currently some outbreaks of Avian Influenza in Europe, with several new EU countries now affected (Finland, France, Romania and Sweden).
Work is underway on a review of the Suffolk Coastal District Council Local Plan. The new Local Plan will guide development in the District over the next 15 to 20 years. As part of the review, SCDC are looking for sites that have the potential for new development. This includes new housing (5+ dwellings), employment and industrial, retail, community facilities, open space and more.
Following the extremely poor attempt by TW contractors in early Oct to repair the damage caused by their lorries the issue has been escalated to Suffolk County Council Highways. We have a commitment from them that their inspector will be reviewing Back Lane this week (w/b 17th Oct) with a view to sorting the problem. They have also given us commitment to shortly complete a permanent repair to the gully drain on the corner of Back Lane/Trimley Rd.
Residents of Kirton and Falkenham should by now have received a news letter outlining the Community Emergency Plan, and requesting details of people in need of assistance and those able to offer assistance, in the case of an emergency. If you haven't already done so please download and complete the form as appropriate. Thankyou.