A copy of the Council’s initial comments on design codes for the proposed Fells Lane site can be found below
Whilst the planning application has not yet been received the Parish Council understands that it will come forward for consideration in the not too distant future. As part of the application process the Parish Council will be asked to comment on a number of broad principles known as a design code, for the site, these could include the following:-
Plot layout: Height: Separation distances: Building lines: Frontages: Orientation: Materials: Boundary treatments : Garages and outbuildings: Parking: Private amenity space. Landscaping: Waste & Recycling. Eco principles
A small working party has put together some initial ideas for discussion (copy attached) but the Council is keen to hear what the wider community thinks and so is planning to hold a public consultation meeting on Wednesday 3rd March at 7.00pm.
There is national guidance available on what a design code should cover and I attach an example and some guidance notes which might be helpful background.
It is important to point out that no decision has yet been made about whether or not to support the scheme. However, if it does go ahead, this process gives the Community an opportunity to influence how the site might look, hence the Council feels it is important to engage, albeit on the basis that all comments made will be on a “without prejudice” basis.
Below are links to some background documents and the zoom log in details
Topic: Fells Lane design codes – consultation meeting
Time: Mar 3, 2021 07:00 PM London
Meeting ID: 858 8801 2814
VOLUNTEER TRANSPORT SCHEME
Southam Town Council Volunteer Transport Scheme exists to provide essential journeys for Southam residents. Recently Napton Parish Council have agreed to contribute to the administration cost of running this service so that residents in Napton can benefit. Volunteers use their own cars to take people to and from hospital, GP and other medical appointments. Drivers are paid expenses for the journey and charge 0.45p per mile.
For Napton residents, if you have a Bus Pass, the journey will be free and the drivers will be paid by Napton Townlands (you will only have to pay any car park charges) if you do not have a bus pass then a mileage charge of 0.45ppm will apply.
This is a vital service for people in the local community who are disadvantaged through disability or lack of alternative transport. The scheme office is situated in the Grange Hall Southam , manned by volunteers and open M – F 10.00am – 12 noon. Journeys can be booked by calling 01926 815817 or visiting the office.
If you live in Napton and struggle to get to medical appointment why not book a volunteer driver by calling 01926 815817 Monday – Friday 10.00am – 12 noon.
This year Napton Parish Council has set aside a sum of money to support local groups and organisations. Applications must meet the following criteria
- improve the village environment or amenities within the Parish boundary
- enhance the social, cultural or recreational life of the Parish
- provide a service or facility for the residents of Napton
- provide a service which supports vulnerable/disadvantaged members of our community
- supports the priorities set out in the emerging Neighbourhood Development Plan.
You can request an application from the Clerk or download one directly from the “important documents” section of this website
Napton Neighbourhood Development Plan
After nearly 3 years of hard work our village Neighbourhood Development Plan was signed off by Stratford District Council Friday 8 January 2021 and can now proceed to referendum. Because of the pandemic, the earliest that a referendum can be held is May 2021 but the Plan does now holds significant weight. A full list of all of the documentation associated with the Plan and a copy of the Plan itself can be found on the Stratford District Council website
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