We are planning to establish a website and to use all the methods available to us to keep our communities informed of the progress of the Minerals Plan as well as any planning application as and when it might be forthcoming.
We will also be appearing at an Examination in Public in May before a Planning Inspector who will be assessing the legality and soundness of the Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan.
Watch this space and get involved in stopping this existential threat to our villages.
Following the public meetings in Charlton last week, the Steering Group met on Monday 10th February to discuss a programme of action. A meeting was also arranged with Nigel Huddleston MP to ensure he is fully briefed and aware of the threat to our villages.
Watch this (and other) spaces!
Following the Public Meetings held in Cropthorne and Charlton Village Hall on 22nd January, an action group will be formed and everyone who gave their permission on the forms circulated at the meetings will be kept informed of progress. Meanwhile a copy of the presentation shown at the meetings can be downloaded and viewed below.
As previously reported, Worcestershire County Council has prepared a new Minerals Local Plan. The Fourth Stage Consultation on proposed new site selection methodology has been completed and a report issued. All local Parish Councils together with Wychavon District Council contributed to the consultation exercise.
A Response Document setting out the comments received and initial officer responses to them has been published and is available on the Worcestershire County Council website at:
If you click on the link to "Download the Response Document" you will be able to see the comments made by Charlton Parish Council in consultation with our District Councillor, Tony Rowley, on 8 elements of the consultation document, and these can be viewed on pages 49, 107, 145, 149, 162, 194, 204 & 207.
Worcestershire County Council subsequently stated that comments received had been considered and amendments would be made to the relevant documents as necessary.
Following consideration of all responses received by Worcestershire County Council, the Minerals Local Plan has been submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.