At the Council’s February meeting:
Access for the Vicarage was raised.
The information supplied with the revised Diocesan Planning application claimed that there was a suitable public transport network to serve the site but this is not correct and the site will shortly have no buses at all. (ed. presumably this discounts the nearby no. 66 bus route! Don’t think that’s closing.)
Visibility from the site is poor and the existing access point is not adequate to accommodate the extra traffic which would be generated. The Parish Council would be responding to the application urging the refusal of the application.
A towpath improvement volunteer group has been mooted.
Its purpose would be to improve the hedgerows and carry out wildflower planting following the towpath resurfacing. The Canal & River Trust cannot handle money on behalf of volunteer groups so the Parish Council will act as budget holder for the group if necessary.