Tysoe Record Oct 2013

Tysoe Parish Council Meetings

We have scheduled meetings on the first Monday of each month, apart from January and August, in the Reading Room on Main Street. Members of the public are very welcome.

Minutes are posted on the Parish Council Noticeboard.

Summary of September meeting

  • Warwickshire County Council have proposed a solution to the flooding problems in Badgers Lane but this will be reviewed
  • An independent valuation is being requested for agricultural land owned by Tysoe Parish Council
  • Tysoe Parish Council is currently looking to elect a new parish councillor
  • An aide memoire about flood risks in Tysoe is available, particularly in the context of planning applications
  • The Tree Committee will determine the site for the Jubilee Tree
  • Tysoe Parish Council is applying for lottery funding for the village website
  • Clarity has been requested about the location of the new speed limits
  • Possible grants to help pay for a bus shelter are being investigated before any decision is made
  • Several items of correspondence plus comments received from members of the public concerning planning (see below)

 

Planning

The 2010 Tysoe Parish Plan, which was produced through the democratic process, together with the subsequent housing needs survey, identified the desire for a low number of small developments.

Despite this Tysoe Parish Council recognises that, due to central government and Stratford District Council policies, Tysoe may have to accept a greater number of dwellings for the 20-year period up to 2028.

In accordance with the views of most residents we oppose opportunistic large-scale developments that we consider unsuitable for Tysoe.

Tysoe Parish Council believes modest, small-scale applications that are sympathetic to our rural location are more suitable for Tysoe.

Other factors to be considered are the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty running along the east and south sides of the village, Tysoe’s susceptibility to flooding, the limited capacity of the sewage works and traffic problems.

Cllr Simon Forrester

About Simon Forrester

Simon Forrester became a Tysoe Parish Councillor following a by-election in 2007. His specific responsibility is for flood defence. Simon and his family have lived in Tysoe for 20 years and have also been involved in The Tysoe Flower Show & Fete, the community orchard and beekeeping, and bell ringing. In his day job Simon is a marketing copywriter and is a qualified public speaker. On a voluntary basis he is a business advisor to start-ups at Oxfordshire Business Enterprises and is part of a mentoring scheme at The Warriner School in Bloxham. Contact: 01295 688459 or 680265 email: simon.forrester@pop.3.hiway.co.uk