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The next Meeting of the Parish Council  will be held on  Wednesday 20th January 2021.

Items for the agenda to be received one week prior to this  date by emailing     –  clerk@bringtons-pc.gov.uk

A list of the dates for the parish council meetings in the financial year 2020/21 can be found here Dates-of-meetings-2020

Conservation Area Consultation

Some time ago officers the District Council approached the Parish Council regarding the review of the Great Brington Conservation Area. Due to staffing resource and subsequently the COVID outbreak, the review was delayed, however I can now inform you that the work has been progressed over the summer and permission has been granted by the Council’s Strategy Group for us to consult on the draft Great Brington Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan.

The consultation will run for eight weeks from 10am Monday 23rd November until 5pm Monday 18th January. Our consultations are usually six weeks long, but the deadline has been extended to eight weeks due to the period falling over the Christmas holidays. Comments on the draft appraisal must be received in writing by the District Council no later than 5pm Monday 18th January. Late responses cannot be accepted.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, it is currently not possible to hold an in-person exhibition during the consultation, therefore we will be running a virtual session online which members of the public can register to attend. This will take place on Tuesday 8th December from 6:30-7:30pm. The one-hour session will take the form of a presentation provided by District Council officers, followed by the answering of questions sent in in advance. Questions for the session must be sent in to the District Council in advance, in order to ensure that we are able to answer as many queries on the night as possible. Members of the public are welcome to send in questions after the session which will be answered directly.

Details of how to register for the session will be posted on the Council’s conservation areas webpage when the consultation opens on Monday 23rd November: www.daventrydc.gov.uk/conservationareas

Questions for the online session should be sent to heritage@daventrydc.gov.uk no later than 5pm Friday 4th December.

The District Council will provide hard copies by post to any who request them free of charge during the consultation period.  Otherwise electronic copies will be available on the Daventry District Website after 23rd November.

Local Council Reorganisation  – A Simple Guide

Local Government in Northamptonshire is changing.  From 1st April 2021 We will no longer have a District and County Council, but these will be merged into a new Unitary Council.  There will be 2 in Northamptonshire and Brington will fall under West Northamptonshire.  For more information on what this is and what it means see here

Housing Needs Survey

Daventry District Council is inviting households of the Parish of Brington, past and current, to complete a Housing Needs Survey.

Housing Needs Surveys are completed to help identify current and future housing need. The information that is collected from the survey helps the Council to understand and work towards improving the housing supply to meet to identified need.

The survey was published November 2020 and can be found here

Audit 2019-20

Audit paperwork for financial year 2019/20 has been submitted to the external Auditor.  See attached notice

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Councillor Vacancies

Following the resignation of Cllr Karen Bright there are vacancies on the Parish Council.  Please see the attached notices

Casual Vacancy notice K Bright

There are also vacancies the council can fill via Co-option.  If you are interested in joining please contact the clerk.

COVID -19

There are lots of updates on Covid-19.  We suggest that for the most up to date information you go to the government website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For local information and details of people who may be able to help see Northamptonshire County Website https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/default.aspx

Please be aware of the guidelines and keep your distance when walking around the village.  Government advice is that play parks are closed and as such Brington Parish Council ask that you refrain from using the play equipment in Little Brington or the Gym Equipment in Great Brington.

We want everyone to safe and well.

Kimbells Field

The new ‘Sunshine Gym’  part funded by Daventry District Council and matched by the Parish Council, is now installed and in use.  The Parish Council wishes to thanks all the residents who have contributed so generously with extra financing, donations of items for the pavilion and the many hours given to refurbish and paint the pavilion. It is also recognised that all residents have a stake in the improvements as half of the costs have come from the precept – so a big thank you to everyone.   It is hoped that  residents will now be encouraged to use the playing field and make use of the facilites which have been provided.

The Parish Council is happy to hire out Kimbells Field for parishioners to use for a variety of events or for extra parking. There are two levels of fee and one or two conditions and all of this can be found in the Hiring Agreement here

Hire Agreement Kimbells Fld 2017

Reporting Highways Problems

Residents have been able to report all sorts of problems with roads and footways on line through Street Doctor, but this week Street Doctor became Fix My Street and the new link for reporting any faults is https://fixmystreet.northamptonshire.gov.uk/

Bringtons and Nobottle Village Design Statement

The Bringtons and Nobottle VDS, produced over nearly two years by residents and councillors has been adopted by Daventry District Council.  Background to the development of the VDS and more information about planning is available on the Planning page. Tthe final copy of the VDS is also available here Bringtons&NobottleVDS_Oct18

Daventry District Council Settlements and Countryside Local Plan

http://cmis.daventrydc.gov.uk/daventry/Meetings/tabid/70/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/397/Meeting/899/Committee/2/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx

The National Planning Framework (NPPF), published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in March 2012, sets out the governments planning policies for England. Paragraphs 76 to 78 introduce a new Local Green Space designation (LGS) to protect local green areas of particular importance to local communities. This will enable communities, in certain circumstances, to identify and protect areas that are of value to them through local and neighbourhood plans.

In October 2017 the PC nominated sites within the Parish for designation as Local Green Space.

 The District Council assessed each of the nominations against the following criteria which are set out in paragraph 77 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):
a) Where the green space is in reasonably close proximity to the community it serves
b) Where the green area is demonstrably special to a local community and holds particular significance, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field) tranquility or richness of its wildlife; and
c) Where the green area concerned is local in character and is it and extensive tract of land.
The District Council is proposing the following sites within our Parish (shown on the plan) for designation as Local Green Space in the Proposed Submission Part 2 Local Plan and provides justification for their inclusion against criteria set out in the National Planning Policy Framework
Great Brington
Allotments, Back Lane
Area of land to Rear of Old and New Rectory
Orchard and Pasture,Back Lane
Kimbells Field
Little Brington
Playing Field adjacent to Primary School

 

    

Daventry North East Sustainable Urban Development

4,000 new homes along with new schools, are being built within the Daventry North East urban extension – This is likely to have a considerable impact on local infrastructure including  in villages on this side of Daventry.  There is  a  website where the concept plan, leaflet and information about the proposals can be viewed at http://www.daventrynortheast.co.uk/

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