Litton Parish Matters

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2015, February 2015

The council has two more meetings, February and March, and then it enters the run up to the election of councillors on the 7 May. This takes place at the same time as the national and local elections. The parish council will be providing information about what the council does and how people can stand for election. In the meanwhile if anyone is interested in standing please feel free to discuss what it involves with a current councillor.

The council would like to thank everyone who attended the consultation meeting on affordable housing in December and who came to the Extraordinary Council Meeting on 6 January. As always the views of residents are valuable when the Council comes to make decisions. In the case of the proposal to build four houses on the Hall Lane site the Peak District Housing Association is not proposing to proceed with an application. In the case of the Croft the council objected on the grounds that it contravened National Park planning policies and the officers report to the Planning Committee supported the council’s views. However, the Planning Committee ignored officer’s advice and agreed to the application by 8 to 2 with 4 abstentions.

The Garden of Remembrance in the cemetery has received many favourable comments and by March we should be in a position to offer ashes burials although it is unlikely the whole of the garden will be complete because it will take a little more time to complete planting. The project has been wonderfully well supported by anonymous donations and a contribution from Tideswell Wakes which in total amounts to £1400.

We are mid way through January as I write and so if it is not too late – a very good New Year to all our residents from Litton Parish Council.


John Evans


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