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Tollerton Residents                 Results of survey

Important News about potential development sites in Tollerton
Your Parish Council has received this letter from Hambelton

'As you will be aware the Council has started work on preparing a new Local Plan for the District, which will set out the policies by which applications for new development will be considered. It will also identify developable land suitable for housing, employment, mixed use and recreation up to 2035.
As part of the first stage of the Local Plan preparation process, you will be aware that the council prepared an Issues and Options document which was consulted on between 11 January and 19 February 2016. The Issues and Options consultation sought views on the long term vision and objectives of the new plan and the strategic policies and spatial options that are required to form its basis.
Another first step in preparing the new Local Plan is to establish what land is available for development within the District over the plan timeframe. In summer 2015, the Council invited landowners and agents to submit details of available sites through our Call for Sites process. The Call for Sites closed on 19 February 2016. Over 400 sites have been submitted and these sites are currently being assessed. The submitted sites are available to view at this web link: https://maps.hambleton.gov.uk/…/Sit…/CallForSitesAssessment/
This will open up a map of the district. Click on the plus or minus sign in the top left corner of the map to zoom in and out. Click on the site to bring up site details including site reference, UPRN, site address, preferred use and site size. You can click in the boxes within the legend on the right hand side of the map to identify more details about the site.
No decisions have yet been taken on the suitability of the sites. The preferred sites will be consulted on in October 2016. This will be part of a Preferred Options consultation document which will be informed by the responses to the Issues and Options consultation.
As part of the site assessment process, during May, the District Council held meetings with Parish councils and Town councils for the five market towns and settlements within the service villages. This formed the first stage of consultation with Town and Parish Councils and provided an opportunity for us to gather local knowledge about issues or constraints affecting sites in these areas.
We are now at stage two of the consultation, and we would like to meet with parish councils which cover settlements within the ‘secondary villages’ and ‘other settlements’ to discuss sites that have been put forward in these areas (see attached settlement hierarchy). We will be inviting parish councils to inform us about issues or constraints affecting sites in these areas. We are scheduling these meetings to take place in July. 
We will have hard copy maps available at the meeting identifying the locations of sites but planning officers will also be able to access information about the sites via an on-line mapping system which will be available in presentation format. You can familiarise yourself with the location of sites within settlements in your parish area in advance of the meeting by viewing the map which is available at the above web link. Please note that these meetings are part of the evidence gathering to inform the site selection process. No decisions will be made on which sites should proceed as Preferred Sites.'

As part of the letter we can see how many potential development sites there are for each village, they are as follows
Secondary villages Other settlements

Alne x 1                                Brandsby x 4
Crayke x 4                            Farlington x 1
Raskelf x 2                           Flawith x 2
Sutton on the Forest x 7      Myton-on-Swale x 1
Shipton x 17                         Newton-on-Ouse x 1
Tollerton x 11                       Oulston x 3
Plus Overton x 3                  Tholthorpe x 6
Whenby x 1

The potential development sites around Tollerton are shown online – but are reproduced here so those without access can see.

 potential development map

Any one of these developments would increase the size of Tollerton significantly and currently would be opposed by the Parish Council on the basis of our Parish Plan. We are aware that the consultation for the development of the Parish Plan occurred some time ago and so we are asking villagers for their opinion on these developments.

Results of Parish Council Survey


IMPROVEMENT WORKS – Sykes Lane Railway Bridge (B20)

I am writing to inform you that Network Rail needs to undertake essential improvement works

near your property.These improvements are a vital aspect of our strategy to deliver a better

railway for Britain.

Works will be undertaken from 19 September 2016 at 07:30 to June 2017.

This work will involve the reconstruction of the life expired road bridge that spans the railway,

using a large capacity crane. The main works will be carried out during a 54-hour possession

of the railway over the Christmas period, 25 and 26 December 2016. There will also be several

Saturday night shifts both prior to and after the core works. These night shifts are planned from

01 October 2016 to 26 March 2017, from 23:00hrs to 08:00hrs.

To facilitate the works it will be necessary to close the road to vehicles from 26 September

2016 to 31 March 2017. Diversion routes will be signposted, as agreed with the Highways

Authority (see accompanying diversion route details). Pedestrian access will be maintained

throughout the works over the railway.

Safety is our number one priority and for this reason work of this type must be carried out while

trains are not running. Under our licence conditions we are contractually obliged to work,

whenever possible, at times that cause the least disruption to train services. Unfortunately, this

means carrying out some of our improvements during the night and at weekends.

The equipment we use means some disturbance is unavoidable, but we will make every effort

to minimise any unnecessary noise. Furthermore, those working on site are briefed on

working responsibly in the local community.

I hope this information is helpful and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience these

essential works may cause. However, if you have any additional questions or concerns,

please visit www.networkrail.co.uk or telephone our 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457

11 41 41.

Yours faithfully

Denise Thompson


Aldwark Area Parish Council is considering installing a defibrillator in Aldwark in case of emergencies given our villages' proximity to an A&E hospital. 

We would be grateful of your thoughts and if you feel this would be a good thing to provide. We'd like to hear what you think; please let us know your views by contacting us at aldwarkareapc@gmail.com 


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