YOUR PARISH COUNCIL NEEDS YOUR VOTE
THE RIGHT TO APPEAL PLANNING DECISIONS
CLICK HERE TO VOTE
CLOSING DATE 16 APRIL 2016
Give parish councils the right to appeal planning decisions.
The planning system is unfair. It is one of the few decision-making processes that gives no right of appeal to affected third parties. The government should introduce a limited third party right of appeal by giving parish councils a right to appeal planning decisions to the Planning Inspectorate.
There is a fundamental imbalance in the planning system. Under current rules, if a council refuses a planning application, the applicant is allowed to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. If a council approves an application, no one has the right to appeal. With the national presumption in favour of sustainable development throwing the planning system into disarray, in the interest of justice, the government should give parish councils the right to appeal planning decisions.
The Village Hall AGM will be on Wednesday 23rd March at 8.00pm – in the Village Hall
All are welcome
Longworth recreation ground / Playpark in Bowbank has been short listed to receive funding from Tesco/Groundwork Bags of Help to replace the old worn out activity trail.
We need your help to vote for our playpark.
The public will be able to vote in the following Tesco stores from 27 February until 6 March
- Faringdon Park Metro Abingdon Extra
- Abingdon Oxford Road Exp
- Abingdon Fitzharis Exp
- Botley Exp
- Grove Wantage Exp
We will receive either a £12,000, £10,000 or £8,000 award. The more votes we get the bigger our grant.
Each customer passing through the stores checkouts will be given a token, to be put in the box of the project they most favour, the grants will be awarded in line with the number of votes.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.
The Longworth Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to the Vale Planning department on Monday 15th February 2016, please click on the Neighbourhood plan Tab to see what has been submitted