Consulation on the next stage of the Site Specific Allocations and Policies document is taking place between Monday 3 September 2012 and Friday 26 October 2012.
Please click here to veiw the response from
Alpington with Yelverton Parish Council.
Alpington Local Plan PC Response.23
Please take this opportunity to give South Norfolk your views on the preferred options for development of new homes.
The main things in the consultation are
- Prefered development sites that have emerged as the best performing sites when judged against the site assessment criteria and plan objectives
- Prefered development boundaries around towns and villages, within which additional development could occur.
- Prefered employment land allocations
- An interim Sustainability Appraisal report for this draft development plan document.
Please use the electronic consultation system by logging into the South Norfolk Website at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/ss to enable your comments to be processed.
The map showing the sites and the accompanying draft policy text for Alpington / Yelverton and Rockland St Mary can be found at the link below:
Please note the map for Alpington is at the bottom of the list of documents as it is filed as ‘Yelverton, Alpington and Bergh Apton’. The text is in Appendix 2: Section 5 – Service Villages, again listed under Yelverton.
The assessments for each site can be found at the link below (for all the villages mentioned above, they need to download the Service Villages table, sites in Alpington are listed under Yelverton apart from the sites on Mill Road which were considered as part of Bergh Apton):
The Parish Council decided at the meeting held on 14 May 2012 that a community group for the Bulk Buying Oil scheme would be set up and lead by Kevin Gotts.
Any resident can join the group and there is no cost to join. Once you have joined there is no compulsory rule to only purchase oil through this scheme.
For more information contact the Clerk or Kevin Gotts
The bus service in the village will be provided by Ambassador Travel from 2 April 2012. The timetable for the week day services has not changed but the service for Saturday has been reduced. The timetable should be available in the Bus Shelter or alternatively use the following link http://www.carlberry.co.uk/op/Ambassador_Travel_Great_Yarmouth.htm
Anglian Coaches will provide a bus service in the Village until 31 March 2012. The timetable is available in the Bus Shelter and on line using the following link www.anglianbus.co.uk. See useful links for more information.
South Norfolk Council hs secured Department of Health funding for ‘Winter Warmer Packs’ and has asked the Parish Council to identify people living locally who would benefit from receiving a pack, which includes a snuggle blanket, hot water bottle, Thermos flask, woolly hat, gloves ans a room thermometer.
The packs are designed for the elderly and individuals or families who are in receipt of an income related benefit or have a long term illness. The packs are free but do require a short questionnaire to be completed. The Parish has 15 packs that can be given out and some will be stored for next year now.
If you know of anyone who would benefit from a pack please contact the Clerk
Gritting Route; The Villages are gritted from the Slade/Slade Lane through both Villages on Church Road to Alpington and Bergh Apton School
Grit Bins are provided in communities so the public can assist on a ‘Self Help’ basis, where local conditions require treatment of the road or footway. There is an expectation that those spreading the material will take reasonalble care, and therefore wouldn’t lay themselves open to accidents. It is important that people do not take actions that make the situation worse, for example pouring hot water on snow, which then freezes.
All the Grit Bins are filled with salt or salt/sand mixture prior to the winter season and are checked and topped up during the winter season. However, at the times of higher usage it is helpful for the Parish Council or residents to notify the County Councils if bins are empty.
This can be done by phoning the Customer Service Centre Tel No 0344 800 8009