At the Parish Council meeting of 13th September 2017, representatives for Redrow Homes addressed the Parish Council and the 200 plus members of the public regarding an application they are proposing regarding farmland at Walnut Tree Farm which is off Britannia Road, to the east of Willowbank Drive and behind Longfield Avenue. The access to this new development would be a new access road from Britannia Road.
The initial proposal was to discuss 71 dwellings (this isn’t a final number and may be subject to change) which were made up of a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and 3 storey flats. In accordance with any new proposals there was also a 30% allocation allowed for affordable houses.
Medway Council are currently producing a Medway Plan (due for completion late 2018, early 2019), which will have a number of options which the representatives from Redrow Homes are saying that this site is included in some of these options. The fact the plan for Medway Council has yet to be agreed means that this can be seen as a predatory application with developers trying to exploit the current situation.
The representatives explained that they had undertaken their own ecological assessment as well as reviewing other survey results from other agencies. They plan to consult with the residents of High Halstow individually as well as holding an exhibition for all to see the whole detail in order to ascertain views
The Parish Council accepted that that there was likely to be some form of housing allocation when the overall plan is adopted but it had to be acknowledged that this development may not have been part of this plan and therefore could be an additional allocation.
Previous expansion in recent years, when the village approximately doubled in size provided no additional services/improvements to the village and these issues would need to be addressed as otherwise this development would only compound the inherent problems such as
Please find below pictures of the plan circulated at the meeting, this plan is also available to be seen at the Village Hall, main door. The Parish Council will be seeking your views and trying to ensure all the information to be had is available to all of the residents
“Southend Airport are Changing Flight Paths Over the Peninsula ”
They are putting in place a beacon system to be able to guide aircraft into land without the use of their existing radar ( vectoring) system. Initially it will be used as a back up safety feature as not all aircraft using the airport are equipped with the technology.
The becon route will guide aircraft in over Hoo and between Cliffe and Cliffe Woods.
The traffic we are seeing today is about 50% of the total allowable flights so it is possible that we will see an increase in existing traffic with appropriately 10% of that traffic using the new beacon route.
The allowable height for aircraft flying over the peninsula is not changing.
Agents for a developer are set to attend the September High Halstow Parish Council meeting with reference to a proposed development in High Halstow.
If you would like to hear what the Agent has to say about this proposed development please ensure you attend the meeting at
13th September 2017
The Memorial Hall
The RSPB and Kent Wildlife Trust welcome the withdrawal today of the planning application to build 5,000 houses at Lodge Hill, Medway (Kent).
Lodge Hill is nationally protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for the rare and declining nightingale, holding up to 85 singing males. The site is also important for a wide range of other declining wildlife and habitats, including bats, rare grassland flowers and ancient woodland.
The development would have destroyed most of the nightingales’ habitat, and would have set a terrible precedent for protected sites everywhere.
Over 12,000 people objected to the planning application when it was approved by Medway Council in 2014, promoting the government to ‘call in’ the decision; it was due to have gone to Public Inquiry in March 2018
However, the site remains earmarked for development by Medway Council in their draft Local Plan, released earlier this year. Over 12,000 people also responded to that proposal, pointing out how this was at total odds with national planning guidance, and asking the Council to remove Lodge Hill from their final plan due in 2018.
Nic Scothern, the Regional Director for RSPB South East, said “The withdrawal of the planning application is great news, and an important step towards securing a brighter future for Lodge Hill. Our thanks to the government’s agencies who made this decision.
“However, we cannot assume that Lodge Hill is now secure, so we call on those involved to now be creative and find solutions for the site that bring real benefit to the local community while protecting its very special wildlife.”
John Bennett, Chief Executive of Kent Wildlife Trust, said “After a huge amount of work over many years to protect Lodge Hill, alongside RSPB and other conservation partners, we welcome the common sense shown by the withdrawal of this damaging development application. We look forward, optimistically, to a positive future for the area and its wildlife, which is important for Kent and the country as a whole.”
What is it?
We are hoping to inspire as many neighbours as possible in High Halstow to hold a garage sale on the same day. For anyone with too much stuff, this is an opportunity to de-clutter and make some cash outside your very own front door. For some there’s none of the bother of a car boot sale: no need to get up early to get a good spot, no need to pack everything into your car and no sitting for hours in a traffic jam. For others, it’s a chance to explore the community and pick up a few bargains.
How will people know where the bargains are?
Saturday 8th July Wednesday 12th July and a map will be produced which can be picked up from the Village Hall on Saturday 15th July from 9:15 for 50p
Who can register?
There will be two ways
1 – Whether you wish the buyers to come to you or wish a traditional stall in the Hall please complete the form and bring to the shop along with your £5.00. Remember the houses visited will be for High Halstow only
If you let us know if there are specific items for sale then we can advertise to encourage more visitors to your stall
|High Halstow Village Hall Garage Sale Safari|
PLEASE STATE YOUR ADDRESS IF THE SALE IS TO BE AT YOUR HOUSE
STATE VILLAGE HALL STALL REQUIRED
|IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC ITEMS YOU WISH TO ADVERTSISE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL ADVERTISE EG
How much will it cost?
The price of registering or having a stall in the hall will be £5.00, which will for the Village Hall
Will refreshments be available?
Yes, as always the High Halstow Village Hall will have its café open to chat to fellow buyers
I don’t have a garage; can I hold a sale on my lawn?
Yes, but remember, sales are only permitted within the boundaries of your own property.
What if it rains?
The event will go ahead whatever the weather. If you don’t have a garage and intend to use your garden, it would be a good idea to set up an awning or gazebo.
How will I know where the stalls are on the day?
We will be producing a map available from the Village Hall on the day for 50p so to ensure your address is advertised please ensure form is in the shop by Saturday 8th July
Items Already Listed For Sale
|Toyota Rav 4 Car|
|Glass Top Table|
|Four Padded Chairs|
|Glass Television Unit|
|Materials for Furniture restoration|
|Pictures & frames|
|& Much Much More|
If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Questions that have been asked will be added to this item below
Q1 Will it only be for two hours
A1 This is the first time we have tried to run this and it was a guess based on the number of stallholders. If the number of stallholders is higher we will extend as long as stall holders wish to have their garage open for sale
Q2 Could this be extended to other parts of the peninsula
A2 As this is the first time we have let it be small this time, but if proves to be a success we would look to run another one later in the year covering a wider area
We have stall holders selling the following:
Furniture, electrical & household goods, power tools, toys, books, pottery, cards, tombola, shoes, handbags and much much more. Fiesta Loca will also be attendance to supply food
Not too late to have a stall as will have time to add amendments to the map
Deadline Now Extended to 10th June 2017
Every day sees an act of kindness, generosity, sacrifice and courage in our small community. From the friend who visits sick neighbours to the single parent struggling to raise children alone. From the sick child who always has a smile to those who work sacrificially to ensure our community is a wonderful place to live. The High Halstow Relief in Need Charity is once again sponsoring the Heron Awards. It has been 10 years since we last ran our community award schemes there are lots of good people out there who deserve to be recognised and thanked for the difference they make to us all of us. So often we don’t realise what a person makes till they are no longer here and then it dawns on us what we have lost. Let’s try our best to change that and say thank you while they are still here. Maybe what they do will inspire others to do the same. There will be a special award night on June 28th so book the date now and join with us as we celebrate the efforts of our friends and neighbours.
There are two main categories ; “Junior” (under 16) and “Adult” (over 16). Each main category has 3 further divisions as listed below. There will also be a “Community Hero” chosen by the judges from the nominees. Applications must be completed in full, put into a sealed envelope marked “Heron Awards” and deposited in the Rectory letter box (2 Cooling Road, High Halstow ME3 8SA) or handed into the shop no later than 10th June 2017. Applications maybe supported by one A4 page of supporting information, but no photographs. The judges are nominated by The High Halstow Relief in Need Charity and the judges decision will be final.
Rules & Conditions
You may nominate anyone who lives, works or attends schooling the village or makes a significant contribution to the village.
A nominee may only be nominated for one category and in the event of a nominee receiving more than one nomination the judges will decide into which category he or she should be entered.
The more information you give us about the person and why they deserve an award the easier it will be for the judges to make a decision.
The number of nominations will not effect the judges decision BUT the quality of the supporting evidence will.
Illegible nominations will be discarded.
Nomination forms & supporting documentation will not be returned.
The judges may also present a special community award to anyone they feel has made a significant contribution to our community.
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