Parish Council May News
11 May 2012

Snapshot of the Parish Council meeting on 8th May 2012

Items discussed included:

Planning Applications

  • There was only one application to consider this month and this was for the renovation and conversion of an outbuilding to form a home-workspace, garden room, garage and store

Further information about Planning Applications can be found on the Planning Advice section of the West Berkshire Council website.

Old Kiln Farm Quarry 

The Parish Council has been notified of an appeal regarding the continued extraction and processing of sand from Old Kiln Quarry.  Representations are to be made by 30th May 2012 and the date for the Public Inquiry has yet to be set.  Members of the public wishing to be kept informed about the date for the Public Inquiry should contact Nicholas Patch at the Planning Inspectorate by email to [email protected] quoting reference APP/W0340/A/12/2173977.  Note - this appeal is not related to the Energy from Waste ('incinerator facility') planning application submitted by Grundon, but is associated with the same site 

Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

Rob Crispin was elected Chairman and David Cowan as Vice Chairman of the Parish Council for the new financial year.  Photographs and profiles of the Chairman and Vice Chairman can be viewed on the Parish Councillors' Biographies page. 

Appointment of Councillors to Committees

The Parish Council made a number of appointments of Councillors to committees, working groups and outside bodies associated with the communities of Chieveley, Curridge, Oare and part of Snelsmore.  The appointments included Councillor Mike Taylor (Chieveley) to the Downland Patient Forum and Councillors Hilary Cole (Chieveley) and Diana Ffrench (Curridge) to the Public Rights of Way group. 

Further information

The Agenda can be viewed on the Parish Council website and noticeboards in the Parish. When approved, the minutes of the Parish Council meeting will be published on the minutes page

Spotlight on Grants for 2012-2013

At the start of each financial year the Parish Council considers requests for grants and donations from clubs and groups in the community. Whilst the funds available for allocation each year are limited, they provide an important contribution to the overall costs of the schemes proposed.

The grants and donations approved for the new financial year include contributions toward:

Frequently Asked Question of the month

Question - I have seen a planning notice outside a property.  What does it mean?

Answer -   Most local people first become aware there is a planning application being considered by West Berkshire Council when an orange notice is displayed outside the property or site. The notice will give brief information about the purpose of the application and provides a planning application reference number. If you wish to make representations to West Berkshire Council about the planning application click on the link Written representations can be made through this portal and instructions are available on line  

Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place at 7.30pm on 12 June 2012 at Chieveley Village Hall.

The first 10 minutes of the meeting are available for members of the public to express a view or ask a question of the Parish Council.

Members of the public are welcome to stay and observe for the rest of the meeting