Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

THORPE WILLOUGHBY PARISH COUNCIL IMPORTANT NOTICE

AN EXTRAORDINARY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IS TO BE HELD ON: MONDAY 13TH AUGUST 2018 7.00pm AT ST FRANCIS CHURCH, THORPE WILLOUGHBY

Agenda will be published shortly

Important Questionnaires to neighbouring properties of Recreational/Public Open Space Areas

2nd – Beechfield area & 3rd Memorial Gardens’ area (behind Field Lane shops –  questionnaires were delivered on 1July to surrounding properties of these two public open space areas, with a return date for the reply slips of 27 July.  Questionnaires for the 4th open space area off Willow Rise were delivered later in July with a 10th August closing date for return of the slips.

Your input is important.

Selby District Council Additional Sites Consultation: 8 March – 19 April 2018

We are writing to let you know that we are consulting on Additional Sites which were submitted during the earlier Pool of Sites consultation in autumn 2017. The public consultation period runs from 8 March to 19 April 2018.

In autumn 2017, as part of the Pool of Sites consultation, we asked for your views on a wide range of sites. As part of that consultation we provided the final opportunity to submit further sites for consideration, and we received a number of additional sites and amendments to sites. In order to ensure these sites are subject to the same level of scrutiny as those publicised in the Pool of Sites consultation in autumn 2017, we are now asking for your views on whether you think these new and amended sites are suitable for development.

This Additional Sites consultation includes plans and initial assessments of the additional and amended sites received through the Pool of Sites consultation. It shares current thinking about potential sites and asks for your views on them.

Later this year we will produce the Publication Draft of the Site Allocations Local Plan for formal consultation, which will be prepared taking into account evidence and views received at each stage of consultation including consideration of all sites at both the Pool of Sites and Additional Sites consultations.

All the Additional Sites consultation documentation and supporting studies will be available to view and download on the Council’s website at: www.selby.gov.uk/PLANselby from 8 March.

The main document, maps and site summaries will be also available to view during the 6-week consultation period at Tadcaster, Sherburn in Elmet and Barlby libraries and Selby District Council offices. Officers will also be attending Community Engagements Forums (CEFs) during this period to answer any questions. Further information will be on the PLAN Selby web page.

Comments must be in writing and received by us by 5pm on 19 April 2018.

Please complete the comments form which will be available at www.selby.gov.uk/planselby. You can complete the form and email it to us at: localplan@selby.gov.uk  or post it to Planning Policy Team, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT.

If you have any queries or require any further information please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01757 292034 or email us at localplan@selby.gov.uk

 

Yours faithfully,

Caroline Skelly

Planning Policy Manager

Council Tax Bills

Increase in the Parish Precept – Residents will soon be informed by Selby District Council of an increase in the Parish Precept from April 2018-March 2019.  This year’s Increase is 4.1% and equates to 4 pence per week on a Band ‘D’ property.  This is the last year Parish Councils will receive a Local Authority Grant to help cushion Precept increases.  The Parish Council has therefore been cautiously increasing the Precept, in line with the recommendations over the past 5 years from both its internal and external auditors, so that the Parish’s Reserves reach an acceptable level to be able to withstand any possible future increases in costs.

Council Tax Frequently Asked Questions

Please also see below FAQ sheet supplied by Selby District Council and note that Parish Councils have no Precept ceiling.

Council Tax FAQ sheet