Weobley Parish Council

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

Clerk@weobleyparishcouncil.org.uk

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

Don't forget that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 16th April 2019 at Hopelands Village Hall. All are welcome.

ELECTIONS

Weobley Parish Council will have an uncontested election this year. All ten seats have been filled.

The Herefordshire Council Weobley Ward seat will be up for election on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

Weobley Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Consultation

Following the Regulation 14 six-week public consultation which took place last year, some minor amendments were made and the second Draft Plan formally adopted by the Parish Council.The Plan met all requirements and a further six-week formal consultation was then conducted by the Planning Team. The Regulation 16 consultation concluded in March 2019 and the Plan has been approved to progress to the Examination stage.

Herefordshire Council will arrange for an examination of the Plan and supply the relevant documents to an Independent Examiner who will consider our Plan and produce a report with recommendations, reasons and a summary of findings. Some additional information may be requested directly from us. The Examiner will then recommend whether the plan should move to a Referendum - either directly or following some minor amendments - or should be refused. A Plan cannot be recommended to proceed to referendum if it does not meet the basic conditions required. The examination period should take approximately six to ten weeks.

Information and copies of the Plan documents are available to view on the NDP website: http://weobleyndp.weebly.com 

TRAFFIC AND PARKING ISSUES

The Parish Council is aware that the village is becoming increasingly congested with traffic, reaching gridlock on some occasions, with street parking, including instances of illegal or inconsiderate parking, adding to the problem.

The village roads were not designed for the level of traffic or the size of vehicles we are now experiencing, nor for the increase in car ownership and the need for somewhere to park. Development traffic has only added to the problem and the increase in village residences will ultimately mean more vehicles using the roads.

The Council is trying to address this issue but there is, of course, no quick and easy solution. A working group has been tasked to identify the areas with the worst issues and investigate any options for alleviating or improving the situation. 

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