The next meeting of Wickham Market Parish Council will be held on Monday 17th September 2018 at 7:00pm in Wickham Market Village Hall, Committee Room - Agenda
Please note Hopkins Homes and Armstrong Rigg representatives will be in attendance at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 17th Septmeber to provide an update in respect of the outcome of the recent Public Exhibition held in respect of the proposed development of the Old School Farm Site.
Also at this meeting dicussions will be held regarding the replacement of the damaged bus shelter - please come along and have your say !!!
All Parish Council meetings are public meetings and members of the public are welcome to attend, observe or speak to the Council. Time for those wishing to speak will be allocated at the start of the meeting or during the meeting at the discretion of the Chairman.
Full Council Meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Monday of January, March, May, July September & November. Notice of meetings are posted on the noticeboard and are open for all residents to attend. There is a 15 minute public session prior to all meetings.
The Parish Council also organsies an Annual Parish Meeting where it presents it own summary of the previous year and invites representatives of clubs, societies and other organisations to present their own reports.
SUFFOLK COASTAL DRAFT LOCAL PLAN
The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, which covers the period to 2036, contains planning policies and site allocations which will be used to determine planning applications in the area. It will set out the level of growth which needs to be planned for, identify where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered.
In 2017, we published the Issues and Options Local Plan document for public consultation. Having considered all the comments received and assessed all of the sites received; a First Draft Local Plan has been prepared for public consultation and you are invited to let us know your thoughts on the policies and site allocations within the document.
Consultation on the First Draft Local Plan runs from
Friday 20th July to Friday 14th September 2018 (17.00).
Please note that there will be no extensions to this consultation period, any comments must be received by 17.00 on Friday 14thSeptember 2018.
To view the First Draft Local Plan or to submit comments please visit the Council’s website:http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/local-plan-review/
Alongside the consultation document, the Council is also publishing:
Alternatively copies of the documents are available for inspection in local libraries (including mobile libraries) across the district. Hard copies of the consultation document were provided to representatives (one per parish) at the Briefing Session held on Wednesday 18th July at East Suffolk House. For those Town/Parishes who were not represented at the Briefing Session hard copies are being sent in the post.
Should you have any comments to make on the First Draft Local Plan, or any part of the supporting documents, please submit these via the Council’s online consultation portal http://consult.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/consult.ti.
Comments can also be submitted via:
WICKHAM MARKET NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
A Neighbourhood Plan Committee has now been formed - Please refer to the Neighbourhood Planning Tab for further details. To see a copy of the Consultation for the Neigbourhood Plan Boundary - Click Here
The Neighbourhood Plan committee have a dedicated website where you will have access to up-to-date information about the development of the plan, the processes used and how you can get involved - www.wickhammarketnp.org.
Click here to go to the SCDC Planning Portal to see the latest planning applications received
The History of Parish Councils
Parish Councils have their origins in Saxon and Norman times. Villages were ruled by the Lord of the Manor and sometimes the villagers all met to make decisions which affected the whole community. Parish Priests and later Schoolmasters took on roles of leadership and by 1601 Church Vestry Meetings were given the responsibility of levying the poor rate. These were the first effective local taxes.
There have been 25 Acts of Parliament over the last two centuries conferring, directly or indirectly, various powers on Parish Councils including Gladstone's 1894 Local Government Act which established them in their modern form as the third tier of Local Government and the 1972 Local Government Act which revised their role substantially.
Wickham Market Parish Council are committed to actively engage with Parishioners to build a safe, vibrant and thriving community of which everyone can be proud.
We are a forward-looking, professional Council who will always seek to provide a framework to support improved facilities, communications and well-being of the Parish whilst delivering value for money.
Wickham Market Parish Council, is a tier of local government for the parish of Wickham Market and is committed to working together with residents for the benefit of the Parish. It is a statutory body and has wide ranging powers and interests, one of which is to ensure that any development within the Parish complies with the current Suffolk Coastal District Council Local Development Framework.
The Council has 12 Councillors and three Employees. There is currently one vacancy on the Parish Council which will be filled by the means of a Co-option at a future Council meeting.
Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer: Joanne Peters
Cemetery Clerk: Linda Merriam
Handyman: Roger Messenger
There are also the following Committees:-
Finance & General Purpose - meetings are held when the need arises
Environment & Leisure - meetings are held bi-monthly
Planning - meetings are held as applications are received and agendas are always placed withihn the noticeboard
To view the Council's Standing Orders please Click Here
To view the Council's Financial Regulations please Click Here