Full Council Meeting Postponed - The Full Council meeting, scheduled for this evening (Monday 20th June 2016) has been postponed for 1 week until 27th June 2016. The postponement will enable the Council to collate new information about the proposed devolution of public services to Town and Parish Councils and these will be discussed at the postponed meeting. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend and speak in the public session. Agenda will be displayed in the usual places or can be obtained from the Parish Office on request.
New Parish Council website - Please note that the current website will be closed down on 14th July 2016. All information relating to Parish Council activities has been transferred to our new website http://baystonhill.commhub.co.uk/ . Our new website is still under development and you may notice changes to the appearance and layout over the next few months. Additional features will be added, including an online booking facility for Parish Amenities but the site is already fully functional. We welcome any suggestions about how the site might be customised or improved.
Planning Appeal - Land to the North of New Pulley Lane, Bayston Hill
In September 2015, Shropshire Council refused outline planning permission to build 35 houses on land to the North of New Pulley Lane. The reasons for refusal were the erosion of the green gap; the harm that would be caused to the character and appearance of the countryside; the failure to provide sufficient information about the archaeological features and deposits on the site and failure to meet the 3-fold test of sustainability.
The developer has since lodged an appeal against refusal, which will be decided by a hearing. Comments and representations must be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by 8 June 2016. Comments may be posted to:
The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3D, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN
Quoting the appeal reference number: APP/L3245/W/16/3146986
Comments may also be submitted on line by clicking on the following link:
or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The date of the hearing has yet to be announced but will be open to the public.
Pulley Lane - Drainage Works
We have been informed by Shropshire Homes that they will be carrying out essential drainage works on Pulley Lane, commencing Monday 9 May 2016. The first phase will be carried out under three-way temporary traffic lights covering Green Lane and Pulley Lane and will take 2 - 3 weeks. The traffic management plan may be viewed here: Traffic Control Pulley Lane (432.22KB). Should you spot any problems with the traffic lights, you should telephone A Star Traffic Management on 088 707 6646.
The second phase will require a ROAD CLOSURE of the top section of Pulley Lane, between Green Lane and Gorse Lane. A diversion will be signposted via Green Lane and Lansdowne Road. The closure is expected to last approximately 4 weeks, starting from 31 May 2016. The diversion plan may be viewed here: Diversion Pulley Lane (501.26KB)
Access to properties on Pulley Lane will be maintained at all times.
Should you experience any problems during the works, you can contact the Site Manager, Peter Jones on 07812 973307 between 8am - 4:30pm
Gorse Hill Planning Appeal - Decision -
The Planning Inspector has dismissed the appeal against refusal of permission for 39 dwellings on land to the rear of 10 Gorse Lane, Bayston Hill. The full decision can be read by clicking on the following link:
The Planning Inspector also awarded partial costs against the developer. The decision on costs can be read by clicking here: Gorse Lane Costs Decision
Bayston Hill Community Award Scheme
The Parish Council is proud to announce it's new Community Award Scheme which enables you to nominate an individual or organisation that has done something exceptional within the community. Categories for nomination are:
Young Person of the Year
Bayston Hill - Exemplary Achievement Award
The nomination form and more information can be found at the link below and should be received by the Parish Clerk by the end of March 2016. Awards will be made at the Annual Parish Meeting on 23 May 2016.
Holiday Opportunity for Older People - see News page.
The village of Bayston Hill is an urban area in a rural setting of 5500 residents set in Shrewsbury's countryside fringe some five kms south-west of the centre of Shrewsbury. The village has a thriving village community with an active Parish Council, a busy village hall, Women's Institute, annual pantomime, etc., and a strong local identity. It also has well supported village facilities.
Whilst there has been a welcome increase in village-based employment in recent years, the majority of residents work in nearby Shrewsbury and Telford. Road links are good, with Bayston Hill located near to both the A5 and A49.
The open countryside surrounding the village is a major attraction for many of the residents. This, and the strong desire to maintain a separate identity to Shrewsbury, has led to a widely held belief that the village has grown enough and that there should be no more housing beyond its boundaries, although this is currently under threat.
Please remember to check the new Community Information Page, most recent addition is cheaperenergytogether.
Changes to the Parish Council website.
Please be aware changes are continuing to be made to the website, your patience is appreciated whilst they are completed.