The two policies in our draft Neighbourhood Plan which were not agreed by the Inspector and HDC have been rewritten (with HDC's cooperation) and are now available for consultation at:
http://consult.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/portal/pp/nps/hw-altmod The consultation ends at 17:00 on 22 May 2017.
The policies define the built-up area of the Parish (giving a clear definition and protection for residents) and protects the gap between us and St Ives ( a vital step to preserve the identity of the Parish). The more support that is received to counter any possible opposition the better and will mean smoother/quicker progress towards the referendum
The latest newsletter from the Police Commissioner is available .
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Inspite of what you may have recently seen on TV news the potential development at Wyton Airfield has been dropped from the emerging Local Plan. See attached notice from HDC below.
This does not mean that it will not ever happen but it does mean that a major development will not be considered for some time. However it is possible that some smaller scale developments may take place in the interim.
Bus Stops on A1123, Houghton and Wyton
As has been reported previously that the Parish of Houghton and Wyton is the only major settlement along its route which is not serviced by the Guided Bus. This isolation became more acute in November 2016 when Whippet bus services through the village were severely reduced. After three years the Parish Council has succeeded in overcoming many of the obstacles in the way of establishing stops for buses travelling East and West on the A1123 within easy reach of the village. The Chair of the Parish Council, Mrs Lesley Craig, is pleased to announce that the Parish Council has commissioned Skanska, to be funded by the Parish Council, to produce a design and specification for the Bus Stops which will include Bus stop laybys, a controlled crossing point, real-time bus service information and connectivity to existing footpaths and bridleways and Houghton Cemetery. This design work, which is due for completion in May, will ensure compliance with the standards required by Stagecoach and the Road Safety Team of Cambridgeshire County Council and will result in a definitive contract price for civil engineering works to complete the project. What has given this project real traction is the undertaking from CCC to make a material contribution of about £50,000 towards the Capital costs, which are estimated to be about £100,000. Mrs Craig stated that the Parish Council would be working in collaboration with CCC and others to look at ways of funding the balance necessary to enable the contract works to go ahead as soon as possible. The Parish Council acknowledges the effort of County Councillor Ian Bates in supporting this project. Mr Gordon Pryor, a resident of Wyton, who has campaigned for this service said that this news would be welcomed by all sections of the local community.
HDC have informed the Parish Council that the phone boxes at Huntingdon Road/Manor Close and Hill Estate are to be removed.
If you have any objections contact Lois, the Parish Clerk, at the very latest by the 21 Nov 2016
Following the news that the Whippet 1A bus service is terminating its route from Huntingdon to St Ives from 14 November many people have expressed concern to the Parish Council and many attended that Parish Council meeting on 19 Oct. County Councillor Ian Bates was also there and suggested that individuals might want to contact the bus companies to express their own views or simply for information. Therefore, their contact details are below to help you do that.
The Parish Council would welcome copies of any correspondence so that we can keep track of the situation and local feeling. We will keep you updated with any information we have.
Whippet Coaches Ltd
Tel 01954 230011
100 Cowley Road
Telephone: 01223 433 250
County Councillor Ian Bates
4 Church End
Telephone: 01480 830250