Clerk’s Report April 2016



A number of residents attended the April meeting as considerable concern had been caused by a website post stating that Nurton Developments had entered into a promotion agreement on a 22 acre site in Rising Lane, Lapworth which was previously considered for inclusion within the Local Plan and for removal from the Green Belt. An aerial photograph on the site had shown land between Packwood and Mill Lane.


The photograph had wrongly identified the location of the site which was in fact at the Swallowfield Equestrian Centre at the rear of Priory House and Priory Farm. District Councillor Whiting confirmed that this was a speculative approach and not part of any planning process. Subsequent information received from Warwick District Council advises:


‘The area has been submitted to us through the call for sites and is SHLAA reference no. R158. The land was recently assessed as part of the modifications to the local plan but has been rejected for development. The officer comments are “Site is within a landscape parcel assessed as having high landscape sensitivity to residential development. Site is strongly connected to wider countryside to the north. Not well connected to services and facilities in main settlement (significant distance and separated by Rising Lane). Flood zone 3,3a and 3b along eastern boundary and 25% of site”.

The information can be found in the Village Profile and Housing Allocations – February 2016, which is on our website here


Representatives of the Dorridge Fun Run organisers, Stephen Street and Ian Curtis, updated the Parish Council on measures proposed to minimise disruption to local residents on 5th June. These included a proposed later closing time of roads 9.45am and an earlier opening time of 11.45am. These proposals were still subject to agreement with the police and local authority but the DFR organisers were actively pursuing the changes. Improvements to litter reduction and collection were put forward. These included better deployment of the army cadets, rubbish bins and the use of plastic cups rather than bottles. All local charities are welcome to apply for a donation and details of how to apply have been requested. There was no movement on the suggestion that Dorridge Fun Run should be run entirely Dorridge or renamed to include Lapworth.


The Parish Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7.30 in the Village Hall

Meeting dates are 9th May Annual Meeting 2016, 13th June 2016, 11th July 2016, 8th August 2016 provisional Planning Only, 12th September 2016, 10th October 2016, 14th November 2016, 12th December 2016, 9th January 2017, 13th February 2017, 13th March and 2017 Parish Assembly, 10th April 2017, 8th May 2017 Annual Meeting


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Clerk Contact details – phone 01676 533258 or email