Aberford & District
Site last updated 6 Dec 2013
NEWSLETTER Winter 2013-2014
A new Newsletter has been received back from the printers (6 Dec), ready for distribution to residents in the next week or so. A copy can, however, be downloaded here (pdf file: 975 kb)
PROPOSED QUARRY to the South of Lotherton Hall
The Parish Council has just received notification (29 Nov) of proposals to establish a limestone quarry on land to the south of Lotherton Hall. A copy of the letter, with map attached, from the Mineral Planning Group can be downloaded here.
There will be two Pre-Planning Application Clinics, to take place at Micklefield Youth & Adult Centre:
THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER: 11:00 a.m. To 4:00 p.m.
MONDAY 9 DECEMBER: 2:30 p.m. To 7:30 p.m.
For ease of reference, it appears that the “hole in the ground” will fall within Micklefield Parish, but the access is to be off Collier Lane to the east of the A1(M). Obviously there are traffic implications, possible disturbance to a Right of Way, and we are unsure at this stage how it fits in with plans to erect wind turbines on the site. We shall, of course, keep you advised of material developments, but please attend the meetings above, if you can, to give your own feedback and opinions.
CHRISTMAS TREE on PUMP HILL
Many thanks to the Fawcett estate for providing this year’s tree on Pump Hill. “Lighting up” is imminent….
Work on the Plan has ceased for the moment whilst the Group takes stock of the current position. It is anticipated that this will resume early in the New Year.
HIGH SPEED BROADBAND
A new webpage for you to register your interest in High Speed Broadband for Aberford is now available. From the recent Neighbourhood Plan survey, High Speed Broadband was one of the most important issues raised, so it is important that this local initiative is followed up.
To go direct to the relevant page, and register your interest, please click here. We shall, of course, endeavour to keep you advised of progress.
SUPERFAST WEST YORKSHIRE (the body behind the local High Speed Broadband project) have published an indicative rollout map, a copy of which can be accessed by clicking here.
And finally - many thanks are due to Jack Rogers for his litter picking efforts at the north end of the village, and also to Norman Sutcliffe for his similar work at the south.
ABERFORD & DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
A new website has been created for our Neighbourhood Plan. Please go to