Newsletter Spring 2004

Land needed in Hempnall for new affordable housing


Hempnall Parish Council is pleased to report that the Hastoe survey has proved the need for affordable housing in Hempnall and we now need to identify land that is available for development, be it of a size to fit a single dwelling or more. If you are an interested land owner or would simply like to suggest a site please contact the Clerk.


Caravans at Spring Wood off Barondole Rd, Hempnall


A planning application to site 4 caravans, 2 for residential use and 2 for ancillary use, at the above location was rejected by SNDC and this decision is now being appealed by the applicant. The applicant is also appealing against an enforcement notice to remove the caravans from the site.


Hempnall Parish Council opposed the planning application as did Topcroft Parish Council and SNDC. We intend to propose that the appeals be rejected so that a precedent is not set for further development, be it more caravans or buildings, in this important sensitive environmental area.


If you would like to support the rejection of the appeal please write NOW to The Planning Inspectorate, DETR, 3/04a Kite Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN to reach them no later than 15 February 2004. It is important to quote both the following references in your letter : APP/L2360/A/03/1133682 and SW07/03/1670/F

Parish Remuneration Panel


Despite the parish remuneration panel recommending that parish councillors can now claim a round sum basic allowance, Hempnall Parish Council has agreed NOT to pay the basic allowance. Thus your councillors will still be serving you free of charge.


Members of the public and press are always welcome to attend Parish Council meetings which are held in the

Nelson Room of Hempnall Village Hall at 7.30pm on the following dates: 16/03/04; 18/05/04; 20/07/04; 21/09/04; 16/11/04.


Copies of the full minutes of meetings can be found in Hempnall Stores and on our website www.hempnallpc.org



Telephone No.

Geoffrey Moulton Chairman

01508 498331

David Hook Vice Chairman

01508 498187

Liz Allen

01508 499357

Kevin Cunningham

01508 499502

Richard Delf

01508 499788

John Ellis

01508 499415

John Nolan

01508 499641

Hamish Rose

01508 498486

Peter Workman

01508 499729

Ian Nelson - Clerk

01508 498467