Please see attached the annual Governance Statement and Account Statement following the completed external audit.
The Parish Council have been made aware of a Planning Application lodged by Euro Car Parks to install ANPR cameras and a Pay and Display system on the car park adjacent to Morrisons.
We will be objecting to the application as the Parish has serious concerns about the impact this will have on local retailers in Lawley Square and the knock on effect of people avoiding the parking charges by parking on Birchfield Way.
If residents wish to comment on the application they can access the details using the following link:
Responses should be made by 20th September.
The Parish Council are pleased to announce that after more than 18 months of campaigning for a better pavement on the Dawley Road we have been informed that Telford and Wrekin Council have agreed to undertake the necessary work to stabilise the bank, remove overgrowth and resurface the path. Since the removal of the direct bus service from Lawley to Wellington school children and residents have been forced to use the narrow overgrown path, next to a very busy road with a 50mph speed limit.
Cllr. Jayne Greenaway, Chair of the Parish Council said “ We are delighted that this work is finally going to be carried out, especially as the change in School catchment areas mean that over 60 children from Lawley will be attending Ercall Wood School in Wellington from next term. The removal of the direct bus service to Wellington has left residents with little choice other than to walk down the Dawley Road footpath which is currently not fit for purpose.”
Unfortunately, the work will not take place in time for the start of the new term but we have been assured that it will be completed by the end of December. Further details will be provided when the Parish are notified of the timescales for the work.
Please find attached information that outlines the traffic management arrangements for a temporary road closure along Station Road, Lawley Bank
Telford and Wrekin Borough Council are planning to undertake resurfacing works. The work is set to commence on Wednesday 12th September 2018 and will last for a duration of 10 days with an end date of Friday 21st September 2018.
The diversion route for vehicular traffic travelling south easterly will be via Hunters Rise, West Centre Way, Old Park Roundabout, Milners Lane. For vehicular traffic travelling north westerly vice versa.
Also details of a temporary bus diversion for the period of 12th to 21st September
The Parish Council are concerned at a number of the details included in this application. We have submitted a Call In Notice to Telford and Wrekin Council which means that the application must be formally discussed at Planning Committee.
Extracts from the Call In Notice are below:
To the Chair and Members of Planning Committee; we request that the above application be considered by members at Planning Committee for the following reasons:
- Highways issues – unacceptable impact of additional traffic on the local road network and the Primary School
- Public Rights Of Way – 5 well used and long established PROWs are directly affected by the proposals, including the Wrekin Way. 4 are not mentioned in the supporting documentation despite 2 of them being designated safer routes to school and 2 being main pedestrian routes to Lawley Square from The Rock.
- Community Facilities – no community facility has been provided within the Lawley Development
- Trees and Landscaping – insufficient and contradictory information submitted regarding the number of trees affected
- Ground Conditions – site investigation reports accompanying the application are over 6 years old and the site requires further investigation
- Ecology – insufficient and out of date information provided
We believe that the proposal conflicts with various planning policies including Telford and Wrekin Council’s own Local Plan as follows:
C3 – the cumulative negative impact of 3 major planning applications on Rock Road
NE2 – impact on trees and hedgerows is significant and not adequately mitigated
COM 1 – No new community facility has been provided or proposed as part of the Lawley Development
BE9 – Out of date and inadequate site investigation reports do not demonstrate long term ground stability