Developer Housing Survey – update

Gary Owens, the  Housing Strategy and Partnerships Team Leader (Joint) for the SNC has been unable to provide any answers posed so far by the Parish Council regarding the Grand Union Housing Group “Chipping Warden Housing Survey”, recently delivered to households in the village.  This is because the officer in his team who has been liaising with the developer is on holiday, back on Monday, suggesting that someone in the SNC did know about it.

So, until we receive his response we will not be able to comment on the survey more than reiterate:

  • the PC was not aware of it, contrary to what was written in the covering letter
  • the SNC conducts official housing surveys on a regular basis in order to meet the housing needs of communities across the county – we are unaware of any precedent where a developer conducts an independent survey into housing needs in a village
  • we do not know if this survey is legitimate
  • we do not know whether the SNC will take into account the results of this survey in any future planning application
  • this proposed development is outside the village confines

 

Any questions please let us know and we will ask them of the SNC until we have full clarity on this matter.

 

 

 

 

 

“Chipping Warden Housing Survey” from Developer Oct 17

Households in Chipping Warden have just received a letter from housing developer, Grand Union Housing Group, and arc4 Ltd yesterday saying they propose to submit a planning application for up to 8 new homes in the village at Long Barrow.  They also sent a “Chipping Warden Household Survey” questionnaire.

The letter stated that the Parish Council was aware this survey was taking place.  This is UNTURE as no formal information about this survey had been received by the Parish Council before the survey was delivered to the village.

 

The Parish Council is investigating the legitimacy of this survey as it may not meet the standards of the periodic housing surveys that are regularly undertaken by South Northants Council.  SNC housing surveys are used to identify housing needs across all the county are are conducted in the best interests of all the community, related services and infrastructure.

Winter Flu jabs at Cropredy Surgery

Flu Jabs at Cropredy Surgery 30 September 2017

Now the summer holidays are just about over, it’s time to think about coming for your flu jab so that you can tackle the winter bugs.

As usual, we are holding our Saturday morning vaccination session on

30 September between 8.30 am and 1.00 pm.

If you are pregnant, aged 65+, a carer, have a BMI of 40+ or in one of the ‘at risk’ groups (asthmatic, diabetic etc.) and usually have a flu jab from us just drop in on the day.

Children aged 2 and 3, as well as those aged up to 17 years in the ‘at risk’ groups may have the nasal spray.

If you are lucky enough to be on holiday on that day, you can book in to one of the special sessions on 4, 11 or 18 October by calling the surgery or booking online if you are registered for Patient Access.

Look forward to seeing you on 30 September!

Lynne Jones

Practice Manager

17/8/17

Identifying HS2 workers – important

Last week two strangers were seen walking round the allotments wearing hi-vis jackets.  When questioned they claimed to be from HS2.  Nigel Galletly (our PC Chairman) queried this with HS2 who have denied that they were their employees.

Subsequently Hs2 have send this image of the HS2 branded clothing that HS2 employees and contractors will be wearing.

If anyone spots someone in the village wearing hi-vis, please challenge them if they are not wearing this clothing (or even if they are and not where they are meant to be), and let us know so we can inform HS2 and/or the police.