Council Plans for 2014

Core Strategy - continue to oppose the plans for large scale housing in West Parley. The Planning Inspector has reduced the number of houses proposed for the field off Dudsbury hill but increased the number in the field on New Road and extended the proposed building area. Our comments will be made in January and we will deal with any planning application if it is submitted.

Social groups and local organisations - we plan to do more to help local organisations and build on the work done in 2013. We already see the benefit of working with some local organisations but wish to encourage others to work together more closely for the benefit of all residents.

We will continue to encourage residents to join local groups, be involved in village life and come along to community events and continue to keep residents up to date with what is happening here.

Parley Wood - Access paths are being widened so that diggers and chippers can be brought in to the wood in January. This is so that drainage ditches can be cleared and small trees and undergrowth chipped to build up the existing main paths. The aim is to make the paths less boggy to make them passable in all weathers.

Finish our MasterPlan - the Plan is a long list of improvements to parish assets. The final major projects are to retarmac the surface and improve the lighting of the very well used public car park by the Recreation Ground and complete these improvements to Parley Wood mentioned above.

South and South East in Bloom competition - After our excellent silver award in 2013 we would like to achieve a silver gilt award in 2014. We have been through the judges comments and suggestions and believe that this is a reasonable target for us. Full details of what we will be doing will be given in February.