Brilliant bonsais with South Marston Gardening Club

On Monday 3rd October the South Marston Gardening Club will be having a talk by Reg Bolton on “Bonsais”.

The talk includes how to start off a bonsai tree, how to grow bonsais and how to care for them.  Reg will bring along to the meeting a tree which he started off in 1969.  He has been growing Bonsais since 1966 and shows his Bonsais at Chelsea.  He is the founder member of Swindon and District Bonsai Society and he is the President of the European Bonsai Association.

The talk will take place on Monday 3rd October at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. New members are welcome.

Arguing for adequate infrastructure: From Community News

As recently mentioned in the September edition of Community News, the Parish Council have recently submitted responses to Swindon Borough on two supplementary planning documents (known as SPD’s).

SPD’s are designed build upon and provide more detailed advice or guidance on the policies in the Swindon Local Plan.

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS)

Details of the SuDS SPD from the Swindon Borough website

The response from the Parish Council here

Planning obligations

Details of the Planning Obligations SPD from the Swindon Borough website

The response from the Parish Council here

 

 

Notice of Public Examination Hearing for the South Marston Village Neighbourhood Plan

At very short notice, the independent examiner has asked for a round table meeting with HHT (the developers), Swindon Borough and the Parish Council to discuss selected issues arising from the Neighbourhood Plan.

The public are able to attend, and residents who submitted responses to the last consultation in March this year have been invited. The ‘hearing’ is to be held in the village hall on Thursday 8th September at 10am. The examiner’s report is then promised within the next month.

Notice of Public Examination Hearing for the South Marston Village Neighbourhood Plan

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)

Localism Act 2011 (as amended)

Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (as amended)

Swindon Borough Council hereby gives notice of a public Examination Hearing for the South Marston Village Neighbourhood Plan submitted for examination under Regulation 17 of the Town and Country Planning (Neighbourhood Planning) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

The South Marston Village Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for Independent Examination on 22nd March 2016 following a six week consultation from 28th January until 10th March 2016.  A copy of the South Marston Village Neighbourhood Plan is available here: http://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20113/local_plan_and_planning_policy/650/neighbourhood_planning/3.

In accordance with Paragraph 9 of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 the Independent Examiner has decided that a public hearing is required for the purpose of receiving oral representations about a particular issue raised during the consultation on the plan prior to the examination.

The Public Examination Hearing will take place at South Marston Village Hall on Thursday 8th September from 10:00.  It should be noted that any member of the public may attend the Examination Hearing however only prescribed persons may make oral representations, in accordance with Paragraph 9(3) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Following the Hearing the Examiner will issue a report recommending that the plan is submitted to a referendum; that specified modifications are made to the draft plan and that the modified plan is submitted to referendum; or that the plan is refused.

Further information is available by contacting the planning department at Swindon Borough Council on 01793 466513, or by e-mail at forwardplanning@swindon.gov.uk.

R Bell, Head of Planning, Regulatory Services and Heritage, Swindon Borough Council, Wat Tyler House (West), Beckhampton Street, Swindon, SN1 2JG