THIS IS THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF BLAXHALL PARISH COUNCIL. PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY PARISH COUNCIL DOCUMENTS THAT APPEAR ON ANY OTHER WEBSITES RELATING TO BLAXHALL MAY NOT BE OFFICAL COUNCIL DOCUMENTS.
THE NEXT MEETING OF BLAXHALL PARISH COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 2019 AT 7:30PM IN BLAXHALL VILLAGE HALL - Agenda to follow.
SIZEWELL C STAGE 3 PUBLIC CONSULTATION
EDF Energy intend to launch the Stage 3 Public Consultation on Sizewell C on 4th January 2019. Local residents, community groups, public representatives and businesses will have the opportunity to see the latest proposals for the new power station, which would be built to the north of Sizewell B. Stage 3 Public Consultation will run for 12 weeks, ending on Friday 29th March 2019. Your views are important... Public Exhibitions are going to be held. For more details and a full list of where the Public Exhibitions ae going to be held - Click Here
SUFFOLK COASTAL DRAFT LOCAL PLAN
The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, which covers the period to 2036, sets out the level of growth to be planned for, and identifies where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered. It also contains planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications in the area.
The representations period runs from Monday 14th January to 17.00 Monday 25th February 2019.
Any representations received after this date may not be considered. Only representations received within the period have a statutory right to be considered during the Examination.
The following documents are published as part of this representations period:
· Suffolk Coastal Local Plan Final Draft,
· Sustainability Appraisal Report – Assessing how the plan will help achieve environmental, economic and social objectives,
· Consultation Statement – how we took into account comments from previous consultations.
· Habitat Regulations Assessment – Assesses the impact of the plan on internationally protected habitats,
· Equality Impact Assessment – Assessing the impact of the Final Draft Local Plan policies upon different sections of the community.
· Duty to Cooperate Statement – how the Council cooperated with relevant authorities to maximise the effectiveness of Local Plan preparation in the context of strategic cross boundary matters,
· Statement of Representations Procedure – how representations will be considered and where documents are available. A representation form and guidance note on how to make a representation are made available.
· Evidence base to support the Local Plan, covering housing, employment and retail, the natural and historic environment, viability and commercial leisure.
To view the Final Draft Local Plan, supporting documents, evidence base and submit a representation, visit: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/finaldraftlocalplan.
Blaxhall Parish Council consists of SEVEN Councillors, Graham Bowles, Raymond Herring, Karen Baker, Shane Pictor, Jeff Hume, Maggie Jennings and Mark Oakley. Joanne Peters is employed as Clerk/RFO to the Council.
There are currently 2 vacancies on the Parish Council. If you are interested in standing for Co-option to be considered to join the Parish Council please contact Jo Peters (Parish Clerk) on email@example.com.
Meetings are held in the Village hall on the 1st Wednesday of the month with additional meetings held as the need arises. The meetings are open to the public and press and there is always a 15 minute public speaking time on the agenda at the start of each meeting. To view the 2019 meeting dates - Click Here
The Parish Council are the Trustees of the Village Hall, which is run as a charity, with a working committee made up of parishioners and councillors. The Playing Field is also run with a similar committee.
Blaxhall Parish Council are the official owners of Blaxhall Common (or Heath) which is a designated SSSI and has been so for nearly twenty years. The Common makes up part of the Sandlands that follows the coast from Southwold to Martlesham Heath, Ipswich. On the common you will find Nightjars and Nightingales breeding in spring, also there are Green Tiger beetles, Sand Wasps and others having adapted to the heath conditions, that without they would all die out. Muntjac are solitary animals and can be regularly seen along with Roe Deer roaming in herds.
Blaxhall Parish Council is here to serve all residents of Blaxhall and aims to be as accessable as possible. If you would like to speak to the Clerk, Jo Peters, you can contact her in one of the following ways: