DHPC Opposition Planning Application TWC/2016/0667 David Wilson Homes 13.6.18

Councillor Dave Hopkins on behalf of the Parish Council, along with Borough Councillors Jayne Greenaway and Raj Mehta attended the Planning Committee meeting last night (Wednesday 13th June) to speak against the DWH application to remove the requirement for the second access to the Doseley Pipeworks housing development.  Councillor Beryl Onions also was also in attendance at the meeting and there was a good representation of local residents present to show their support for the rejection of this unpopular proposal by DWH.  The robust and united presentation by local councillors was successful and the application was unanimously rejected by the Planning Committee. An excellent result!

The following is Councillor Hopkins transcript:

Planning Committee 13th June 2018.    Planning Application TWC/2016/0667  Dave Hopkins
* I’m Councillor Dave Hopkins,  Dawley Hamlets Parish Council
* I’m here to represent the residents who would be affected by this proposal. When I posted my own comments on the website on 31st May there were already nearly 100 objections to this plan. It is very unpopular and rightly so.
* It’s simple.
The roads presently available to access the new development are semi-rural, winding and narrow. They lack footpaths, have houses along them and parked vehicles on them and are unsuitable, absolutely unsuitable, for the volume and type of traffic that would be forced onto them by this plan.
I have lived in this area for 40 years and brought up two children here. I know all these roads very well. They are used extensively by pedestrians, schoolchildren, parents with young children, buggies and pushchairs, elderly people and dog walkers.
In many places they have no choice but to walk in and across the roads.
They are the people you should be concerned about.
The existing residents of the new development have been misled by DWH and would have more traffic, difficult access and slower, more crowded and more hazardous roads on their journeys in and out, no matter how they are travelling.
The 2nd access through Lightmoor is a road that is already in place and would be an ideal route in and out, linking the development quickly, effectively and most importantly, safely with the major roads.
The only people to benefit by this application would be David Wilson Homes and their good friends, Bournville Village Trust who I’m sure would increase their profits. I presume that DWH wouldn’t be offering to hand over £100k if it wasn’t in their interests. However, £100k won’t make roads wider, straighter, create parking spaces where there aren’t any, reduce the number of cars, move houses back from the side of the road or make significant changes to the quality of the lives of the local residents.
*And now Ladies and gentlemen of the Planning Committee, to you. (gesture to indicate Planning Committee members) On this occasion you are also here to represent the residents who would be affected by this proposal. Are you going to act in the interest of the residents or are you going to act in the interests of the developers?
The decision is yours. Thank you.

Vacancy For A Councillor

Notice is hereby given that by reason of the recent resignation of a Councillor a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Parish Council.

Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing on or before 30th June 2018.

The applicant must be at least 18 years old

The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List
The applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date resided in
within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish.

The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

PUBLIC elections are due to be held in May 2019 and therefore this appointment
will be made by existing Councillors until that date only.

1st June 2018

K Ewence
Dawley Hamlets Parish Council Clerk
3 Southwell Close
Tel: 07941 212311
E-mail: clerk@dawley-hamlets.org

Casual Vacancy

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Dawley Hamlets Ward of the Parish of Dawley Hamlets following the resignation on 17th April 2018 of Councillor Cathy Salter.
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish [ward] in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on 21st May 2018.
What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time? Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.
The Returning Officer’s address is Electoral Services Office, Telford and Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT and his telephone number for further guidance is (01952) 383210.

This notice is dated 30th day of April 2018
Kathy Ewence Clerk to the Council

* There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of …”. It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.

** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice.