NMVC Fund Raiser

Northampton Male Voice Choir (NMVC) is challenging the men of Northamptonshire to join them and the wonderful soprano Emily Haig in a concert on 14 April 2018 to raise money for PROSTATE CANCER UK.

We’re holding two open evenings at the Northampton Saints’ Rugby Ground, Franklins Gardens on 1 and 8 February. You’ll be invited to learn to sing two songs over an 8-week period with training by our charismatic Musical Director, Stephen Bell. At the end of the 8 weeks you’ll be …ready to perform the songs at our concert in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

So, if you think you might be interested, why not come along to one of our open evenings and enjoy a free beer while you find out more about this fantastic opportunity and meet the NMVC team (why not bring a friend). To secure your place at the open evening of your choice just get in touch with our Chairman, John Waller on 07989 387752 or jwaller7@btinternet.com

Please review the poster here

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Northampton Gateway Strategic Rail Freight Interchange Newsletter

Over the Christmas Period Roxhill have published another newsletter about the Northampton Gateway Strategic Rail Freight Interchange. This can be viewed online here

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SNC response to proposed development at Kislingbury Road / Rothersthorpe Lane

It was believed that the proposal for 66 new homes were in the wrong location, not needed and would damage the rural character of Rothersthorpe, according to South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) Planning Committee (PC).
On Thursday, 4 January 2018 the PC refused permission for an outline planning application from Amanda Jones and Hollins Strategic Land for the new housing estate bordered by Kislingbury Road and Banbury Lane.
PC chairman, Cllr Rebecca Breese, said: “South Northamptonshire has stood up to the challenge presented by the national housing shortage and we can show the district will be fulfilling its obligations for more than a decade.
“Our local planning policies are clear in that we can only allow house building to take place where there is infrastructure to support it, not only to ensure developments are sustainable, but also to protect the rural character of our villages.
“We had one letter supporting this proposal, and two neutral comments, but 16 local people objected for a variety of reasons, some citing planning policies, others had concerns about traffic and the safety of pedestrians and cyclists as well as flooding and drainage.”
The proposals were outside the confines of Rothersthorpe and in the open countryside where development can only take place in exceptional circumstances.
SNC can currently show it has sufficient new homes in the planning pipeline to satisfy its housing needs for just over 10 years.
The proposal was also contrary to policies within the South Northamptonshire Local Plan and West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy which seek to concentrate house building in Brackley and Towcester while protecting the intrinsic character of the countryside and rural areas.
In addition the proposal would also have had a harmful impact on The Rothersthorpe Conservation Area.

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Update from Rail Central LLG

This is to provide the November update to participants in the Rail Central LLG and keep you informed.
 
We continue to progress our technical work and develop further detail on our proposals so that we can carry out Phase Two consultation and then proceed to submission of an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO).
 
Much of the work is now completed or at an advanced stage.  As reported in the October update, Highways forms an important part of the overall package of information we are developing and we anticipate moving forward from our discussions with Highways England and Northamptonshire County Council so that all of the relevant information can be assembled for consultation.  As you will be aware, we are looking at both the main site and at J15A of the M1 as we bring together the information that will form the Preliminary Environmental Information (PEI) for consultation.   
 
We continue to anticipate carrying out Phase Two Consultation in early 2018.
 
Once we have completed the work required to enable us to proceed to Phase Two consultation, we will update the LLG and, in addition, advertise details on the consultation extensively.
 
If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing railcentral@camargue.uk or by calling 0845 543 8967

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Rail Developments

The Parish Council have recently addressed concerns about the proposed Roxhill Gateway development which is proposed for land around J15 of the M1. These concerns relate to the lack of information and advanced notice of the exhibitions held in October and the information provided at these exhibitions. The Parish Council will keep the village informed when any further information is available. The Parish Council are also concerned about the proposed Ashfield development at J15A and will provide more information when available.

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Community Space Planning – S/2017/2769/MAF

The planning application for the Community Space has finally been resubmitted after lots of engagement with SNC. Residents are encouraged to comment on the SNC Planning website here using the planning reference above. 

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Pilates Class

PilatesPilates Classes are continuing in the village hall on Thursday evenings.

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Outline Planning Permission – S/2017/2620/MAO

A proposal for outline planning permission for up to 66 dwellings to be located on the land south of Kislingbury Road, Rothersthorpe has been received by SNC. To view details of the application and submit comments you can visit the council’s online planning register here using the planning reference above. Comments need to be submitted by 22nd November 2017.

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Northampton County Council Cutbacks

Northamptonshire County Council needs to find £115m savings over the next four years predominantly to meet social care costs in the county. The Library and Information Service must share in this financial challenge and seek to reduce costs to the tax payer. The low cost per visit compared to other library services demonstrates that this cannot be achieved by further efficiencies alone, and requires a more fundamental reshaping of the service to ensure it is fit for the future.The review of the library service will comprehensively examine the current Northamptonshire Library and Information Service as it operates over its current 36 static and one mobile site against four measures of accessibility, quality, availability and sustainability in line with the review approach recommended by the National Libraries Taskforce. It will examine key statistics and trends within the service before setting out options about how a future library service may be shaped. It will test these proposals against the common design principles of library services and consider the impact of the proposals on the residents of Northamptonshire. This consultation and its outcomes will play a significant part in informing the new library strategy 2018-2022. We are consulting upon three options for the future of the Library and Information Service. Information about these options and the impacts they will have on our community can be found at the website below. The council want to hear your views about these options to understand the best way forward for the Library and Information Service in Northamptonshire. To fill in the online survey please visit:

Survey

This consultation closes at 5pm on 13th January 2018. The review of the library service will comprehensively examine the current Northamptonshire Library and Information Service as it operates over its current 36 static and one mobile site against four measures of accessibility, quality, availability and sustainability in line with the review approach recommended by the National Libraries Taskforce.  It will examine key statistics and trends within the service before setting out options about how a future library service may be shaped.  It will test these proposals against the common design principles of library services and consider the impact of the proposals on the residents of Northamptonshire.  This consultation and its outcomes will play a significant part in informing the new library strategy 2018-2022. Information about these outcomes and the opportunity to put your view across can be done by visiting:

SNC Pages

Consultation closes at 5pm on 13th January 2018.

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Rail Central Information

I am sure many of you are aware of the proposed development of a new strategic rail interchange which is being proposed on the land between the villages of Blisworth, Blisworth Arm and Milton Malsor in Northamptonshire.
This development has been discussed on a number of occasions at Parish Council meetings and councilors have attended the information sessions that have been held.
If you would like more information you can obtain this from
http://www.norailinterchange.co.uk/ If you would like to sign a petition against the development then you can do so at the following link:

Rail Central Info

If you would like to sign a petition against the development you can do so at:

Petition

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