Announcements




New Classroom at Pirton School

posted 14 Aug 2017, 02:57 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Residents should be aware that a proposed new classroom for Pirton School is to meet existing capacity and has nothing to do with proposed building of 78 new houses at Elm Tree Farm (Holwell Turn).

Barn Owl Walk

posted 8 Aug 2017, 07:47 by Pirton Parish Clerk

A barn owl walk will be taking place in September.  The walk will be led by the Countryside Management Service and is part of the Chilterns Walking Festival and CMS’s Walks and More Programme.

 

For all the details please follow this link:

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/recycling-waste-and-environment/countryside-management/walks-and-more.aspx

or this one

http://www.visitchilterns.co.uk/walkingfest

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.

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/images/att5368.pdf

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/images/att5366.doc

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/users/public/admin/kab12.pl?cmte=PCC&meet=32&arc=71

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/users/public/admin/kab12.pl?cmte=PCC&meet=27&arc=71

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/users/public/admin/kab12.pl?cmte=PCC&meet=35&arc=71


Elmtree Farm Applications

Planning Control meeting May 2017

Minutes including  audio recording and officers report

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/users/public/admin/kab12.pl?cmte=PCC&meet=125&arc=71


Planning Control committee meeting March 2017

 Officer's report

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/images/att12146.RTF


Minutes including audio recording

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/users/public/admin/kab12.pl?cmte=PCC&meet=123&arc=20


Planning Control Meeting 17  December 2015 - outline permission.

Officer's report

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/images/att10329.rtf


Minutes including audio recording.

http://web.north-herts.gov.uk/aksnherts/users/public/admin/kab12.pl?cmte=PCC&meet=107&arc=20

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.rowe54@yahoo.co.uk                Nick Rowe
adrianmuxlow@btinternet.com         Adrian Muxlow
max27sop1a@gmail.com                 Maxine Shearer

20 mph Speed Limit Survey Results

posted 13 Jun 2017, 01:39 by Pirton Parish Clerk

The attached spreadsheet shows the responses to the questionnaire about a 20 mph speed limit in Pirton. The response will now be passed to County Councillor David Barnard who will advise on further action.

 

There were 156 responses, of which 132 voted YES and 24 voted NO.

This is 84.6% YES and 15.4% NO   (or 5.5 to 1 in favour).

 

In general there were many comments against the use of speed bumps (only 1 in favour).

Many people argued that existing limits, especially on Priors Hill and West Lane, should be enforced.

The comment was also made more than once that speed in the central areas of the village was largely self-regulating, with parked cars and narrow roads restricting speed.

Some people argued that the extra expense and signage was unnecessary and asked how the limit was going to be policed.

 

One resident told of her experience of a 20 mph limit in her home village, where the effect was more negative than positive. She said that the village was safer before the limit was imposed and

said the police would probably be opposed to the idea.

 

The emphasis of people’s thinking seemed to be West Lane and Priors Hill, with Royal Oak Lane and the High Street mentioned to a lesser extent.

More Battles Ahead

posted 27 May 2017, 07:29 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Just a day after the "Planning Committee" of NHDC approved the building of 78 houses at the Holwell Turn, the Parish Council has received a letter from the developers Gladman to say that they are now going to push ahead with "phase 2" of the development - a further 99 houses on the adjoining field.

We are more prepared this time. We will for a start not believe what we were told with the original development: that the outline planning approval is not that important; that the real battle comes when the detail is submitted and the exact number of houses is known.
We know that this application has to be fought from the word go with every tool at our disposal:- planning and legal measures, the press, the community - whatever it takes to stop this unwanted expansion.
We will ensure this time around that we receive correct information from NHDC and that online facilities are up to the job - not the intermittent so-called portal which was available up to now.

More information will be published as it becomes available.

Gladman letter, received 27th May, attached.


Holwell Turn - Parish Council Submissions

posted 25 May 2017, 01:39 by Pirton Parish Clerk

In advance of the Planning Committee Meeting at NHDC on 25th May, the Parish Council has submitted 3 documents to the planning officers and committee members.

These set out the council's on-going objections to the planned development in detailed and summary form, as well as a Traffic Management plan with regard to the
handling of Construction Traffic for the site.

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