Annual Parish Meeting - 21st June - POSTPONED TO THURSDAY 12th JULY at 8.00 pm

posted 16 Jun 2018, 00:17 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 20 Jun 2018, 01:32 ]

The Annual Parish Meeting of Pirton Parish Council will take place on Thursday 12th JULY at 8.00 pm at the Village Hall.

Residents are urged to attend to ask the Council any questions they wish about matters affecting the village.

Elm Tree Farm Construction Management Plan - CALA Homes' Appeal

posted 16 Jun 2018, 00:15 by Pirton Parish Clerk

CALA Homes have won their appeals regarding the Construction Management Plan & Traffic Management Plans (CMP)for the Holwell Turn site (ETF1). The appeals were for both the Holwell only route i.e. - arrival and departure via Holwell.

These were the two early applications, i.e. arguably the most detailed of the plans with a fair amount of supervision and control and the basic one with very little control and supervision.  

This means that Cala can not only construct the 78 houses but choose which of the plans they wish.  


Details of the decision and costs can be seen at

Neighbourhood Development Plan Update

posted 2 May 2018, 07:09 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 11 Jun 2018, 10:45 ]

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan is now officially ‘ made’ and is now fully part of the statutory development plan for North Herts.

See the Decision Statement below.

Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum Result

posted 8 Mar 2018, 23:56 by Pirton Parish Clerk

At the vote on 8th March 2018 residents resoundingly voted to approve the NDP.

Voting was:

FOR:   520           AGAINST:    18       (1 SPOILT VOTE)

Turnout was 56.7%

Objection to ETF2

posted 26 Aug 2017, 02:05 by Pirton Parish Clerk

The Parish Council has submitted its objection to the proposed building of up to 99 houses at Holwell Turn ("ETF2").

The document is shown below.

Parish Council Response to Holwell Turn Construction Management Plan

posted 31 Jul 2017, 02:46 by Pirton Parish Clerk

See the Parish Council response below, dated 29th July 2017.

Planning Links

posted 19 Jul 2017, 00:42 by Pirton Parish Clerk

See below links to planning documents and audio minutes of NHDC Meetings;

Planning applications and appeal decisions for Holwell Turn - historical information

Below  are:

The Appeal decision (2 documents)

The Planning Control Committee minutes for both decisions.

Elmtree Farm Applications

Planning Control meeting May 2017

Minutes including  audio recording and officers report

Planning Control committee meeting March 2017

 Officer's report

Minutes including audio recording

Planning Control Meeting 17  December 2015 - outline permission.

Officer's report

Minutes including audio recording.

ETF2 Reasons for Objection

posted 18 Jul 2017, 07:27 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 20 Jul 2017, 01:29 ]

Please see the list of reasons the Parish Council puts forward as objections to the Phase 2 development of Elm Tree Farm.

Elm Tree Farm Construction Management Plan

posted 12 Jul 2017, 03:13 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 12 Jul 2017, 03:23 ]

The Amended Cala Homes Construction Management Plan and the updated Watermans report are now available on the NHDC Planning Portal. The proposed route is in through Pirton
via Hitchin Road, Priors Hill, Shillington Road, West Lane, Holwell Road and out through Holwell. There  still seem to be some contradictions in the report, which the Parish Council is asking NHDC to clarify.
The Parish Council will be delivering a leaflet re the amended Construction Route to every household in the village.
The closing date for comments to NHDC is July 27th.
See letter below for details.

Pirton Action Group

posted 30 Jun 2017, 01:56 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 20 Jul 2017, 01:25 ]

At the Annual Parish Meeting held at the Village Hall on 29th June, the Parish Council asked for volunteers who would be prepared to join an Action Group
to fight the Gladman proposals for a further 99 houses at Elm Tree Farm ("ETF2").

Anyone interested in joining such a group and/or providing financial support to a fight against the developers should contact the Group:                Nick Rowe         Adrian Muxlow                 Maxine Shearer

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