Please note that the Loddon Information Centre in the Old Town Hall will close at the end of the summer season on Sunday 29 September. Some leaflets, timetables etc. will be available throughout the closed season from the parish council office and various shops and cafes in Loddon.
The Information Centre will open again in March 2014
An outline planning application for up to 200 houses on George Lane was considered at a planning meeting on 3rd October. 34 members of the public attended and were able to put questions to the developer, Mr Phillip Jeans, and other representatives of Halisbury Homes Ltd. which is making the application.
After lengthy discussions, the parish council voted to recommend REFUSAL of the application. It was considered that the number of dwellings was too high and that this would have a detrimental impact on existing residents. The parish council noted that an application for up to 50 dwellings would be considered favourably by the parish council, as this number would soften the visual impact of the Chet Valley Medical Centre in George Lane. This view was as had previously been put forward by the parish council under the Local Development Framework consultations.
The plans are still available to view at the Parish Council Offices Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 1pm and on the South Norfolk Council website: http://info.south-norfolk.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do;jsessionid=9B630E8C9065E6A1D14785D344C14273?action=firstPage
For a list of all your parish councillors with contact details, please click on the link below:
Loddon Parish Councillors 2013
Your Parish, District and County Councils each have their own areas of responsibilies; please click on the link below to find out more and also obtain contact details for each of the councils:
Parish, District or County Council?
Loddon Parish Council is a pro-active, non party political organisation which works within the overall structure of local government to get the best deal for local people. The council is made up of eleven councillors who are elected every four years. It has two part time employees – the clerk Christine Smith and the finance officer Sue Sursham. The Parish Council’s work can be divided into two areas; statutory duties and community functions. The statutory work involves liaising with organisations like the Broads Authority, Norfolk County Council and South Norfolk District Council, consulting on such things as planning applications and development.
The community functions include addressing local issues and undertaking projects to improve the community, such as providing the skate park, Christmas lights, benches, dog bins and flower displays. The Parish Council also maintains the war memorial and contributes to the upkeep of other community areas such as the churchyard, playing fields and Pyes Mill. The Parish Council meets on the second Thursday of each month (excluding August). Members of the public are always welcome to attend the meetings and are given the opportunity to address the Council to express opinions or ask questions. Anyone meeting certain criteria (such as living within three miles of the parish) can stand as a Parish Councillor. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the clerk.