Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Monday, 1st October 2012, 23:59

NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

.

MEMBERS:

.

CHAIRMAN

JOHN PULLEN
86 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8PY
Email: pullenjd@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01983 281250

.

VICE-CHAIRMAN

PATRICK BENTLEY
95 Noke Common, Newport PO30 5TY
Email: pat.bentleyready@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 248287

.

PAUL FULLER
74 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8QA
Email: paulfuller@onwight.net
Tel: 01983 289595

.

JUDITH FERRIS

52 Mill Hill Road, Cowes PO31 7EG
Email: judeferris@sky.com

Tel: 01983 291458

.

RAY MEW
63 Horsebridge Hill, Newport PO30 5TJ
Email: ray.mewvl@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 245234

.

CHRIS RIDDET
‘Vert Bois’ 46 Cockleton Lane, Gurnard PO31 8JD
Email: ringwood49er@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01983 245033

.

DEREK SMITH
85 Venner Avenue, Northwood PO31 8AG
Email: tjoy@globalnet.co.uk
Tel 01983 281522

.

CLERK & RFO TO NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

BARBARA HERBERT
11 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8QB
Email: barbara.herbert@sky.com
Tel: 01983 290086

.

There is currently one vacancy on the parish council.

.

MEETINGS
Meetings of the Parish Council are held on the first Tuesday of the month, commencing at 6.30pm.
The meeting of the Planning Committee, if required, is held on the third Tuesday of the month, commencing at 6.30pm.

.

ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT
NORTHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, WYATTS LANE, NORTHWOOD

unless otherwise stated.

.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE PRESS ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND.

.

The comments made in the following articles represent the views of the individual contributors, rather than Northwood Parish Council

.

Planning; Asphalt Plant, Medina Wharf

.

Councillors all confirmed that they were in receipt of the two emails from a local resident setting out her representations to the application.
That following consideration of the additional information submitted by the applicant in response to the original request from the Local Planning Authority, councillors confirmed that they felt it unnecessary to discuss the application further as the situation remained unchanged and that the response to the re-advertised application would be that of the original approved resolution:
“That this Parish Council strenuously opposes the application TCP/30985 for a proposed asphalt plant, together with associated facilities on the following grounds:
An unacceptable increase in traffic and associated noise/pollution, in particular in the area of Arctic Road. The danger posed by emissions in an increasingly populated area. Past planning history (refusal for a development of a similar nature). The potential for pollution/damage to the River Medina.
The lack of an independent Environmental Study. The nuisance to residents over a wide area from odorous emissions, Noise pollution, Loss of visual amenity to local residents. Conflict with the Eco Island strategy. The threat to future inward investment, with particular regard to good quality housing and ‘High end’ industry”.

.

Seats for the Cycle track?

.

Following comments made by a few local dog walkers over the lack of seating along the cycle track, Cllr Fuller had undertaken initial investigations into the feasibility of providing some provision at strategic points. He suggested the possible installation of inexpensive, robust concrete seating. Sources of potential funds were highlighted. However, further work was required to determine the actual costs involved for the seats and their installation, and also as to whether approval would be required from the I.W. Council.
Councillors in discussion on this subject suggested that there was also a need for additional dog litter bins along the cycle track.

.

Future of the Glebe Land at Ward Copse

.

Councillors were referred to the report providing background information to the venture to progress the potential, community woodland management of the Glebe land, at Wards Copse. At the end of the school term the Headteacher had advised that Northwood School were now in a position to take the lead on this project and were also seeking advice as to whether the school, within its Eco-Schools remit, could look further into becoming a Forest School.

.

Parish Council Vacancy

.

It was decided to set a deadline date of Tuesday October 30th, for any applications to the position of one co-opted councillor, to enable an appointment at the November meeting. For further, information, contact the Clerk.

.

Parish Plan Working Party

.

Members of the Working Party had met with planning officers at the Seaclose Office. A general discussion had taken place with regard to the need or otherwise for a Northwood Neighbourhood Plan. The decision to inform parishioners fully of the identified Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) sites and to consult in connection with the outlook for the future of Northwood was covered in some detail; as was the style of questionnaires which might be used and method for distribution/collection.
The importance to align any action with the Area Action Plan (AAP) was considered to be vital. One route that could be followed would be to use the help offered by planners and produce a revised Parish Plan, in tandem with their AAP. The Working Party had agreed this to be the most effective and efficient way forward. The Senior Planning Officer, Mr Ollie Boulter requested that meetings on a regular basis should take place to ensure both parties continue to work in compliance.
Discussion ensued on how best to commence the process and the next steps to be taken. Attached to the agenda was a suggested letter that could be circulated, with also a map depicting the sites, to all residents apprising of the 13 potential SHLAA sites in Northwood.

However, it was reported that Gurnard Parish Council had recently circulated a questionnaire requesting local residents’ views on the long term future of their area. Councillors considered the advantages of providing a similar copy, as the initial step forward. By customising this questionnaire the parish council would be able to determine the local community’s view on the sort of place they would like Northwood to be, in the years ahead; how land should be used and developed in the village, the size or type of buildings that was felt acceptable and establish the demand for local housing needed for those living or working in the Parish. This information was essential in the production of a comprehensive Parish Plan.

.

Safer Neighbourhood Report for Northwood

.

The previous 60 days has again been very quiet, with only five reported crimes having taken place within Northwood. They are listed below. Some of the incidents are being progressed by the Police, so little detail can be given.
One case of domestic assault. One notable crime, reported last month, of forced entry and burglary from stables in Pallance Lane – the Country Watch team are promoting the need, Islandwide, for all equipment to have identification marking and be stored securely. Please ensure all out-buildings are secure. At the end of July, an incident of criminal damage to two parked cars in Uplands. The theft of a key to the W.I. Hall. The footpath sign at the junction of Medham Farm Lane and Church Path was uprooted and moved across the road. The sign will be replaced.

.
If you see or hear something that seems suspicious, however small, please ring it in on 101.

.

I have a supply of No Cold Calling window stickers, paid for by the Parish Council, if anybody needs one. Ring 01983 281250.

.

Do not forget Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

.

You do not need to identify yourselves and the calls are not recorded.

.

John Pullen

Church
  • - Church News
  • - Church Diary
  • - Church Diary (past)
  • - Parish Church Officers
  • - Burial Database
  • - Church History
  • - Church Photo Gallery
  • - Parish History
  • - Northwood Clergy
  • - Parish Map
  • - Church Web Links
  • - Northwood News
  • - Friends of Northwood Church
  •  

    Village
  • - Village Forum
  • - Northwood Village Map
  • - Village News
  • - Village Diary
  • - Village Diary (past)
  • - Village History
  • - Local I.W. Councillor
  • - Village Photo Gallery
  • - Village People
  • - Natural History
  • - Local Links
  • - Community Partnership
  • - Local Groups and Clubs
  •  

    Parish Council
  • - Parish Council Diary
  • - Parish Council Diary (past)
  • - Parish Council News
  • - Parish Plan
  •