Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Nocton Hall/RAF Hospital - screening request

Latest correspondence

Nocton Hall and RAF Nocton Hall hospital site - image dated 03 Dec 2016 [copyright Geoff Hall]

I refer to my blog dated 07 Dec 2017 regarding the recent application for a screening request to North Kesteven District Council.

I decided to write to various parties about this request and you can see copies of my email correspondence in the enclosed file. I am still awaiting replies from Carter Jonas and North Kesteven District Council.

North Kesteven District Council

I have since checked the forthcoming business of North Kesteven District Council and noticed a planning meeting being held this Thursday, 14th Dec 2017 at 4.00pm.

Examining the Agenda, I noticed an entry heading at Item 5:
  • 'Draft Brownfield Land Register - Part 1'

This refers to a 'Site Assessment Evidence Report' dated December 2017 which is being presented to the Committee, presumably for adoption.

I have read the report and can advise that it contains some good news for Nocton, because both the:
  1. Land off Main Street, Nocton (Site Ref: BLRCON/0014), and
  2. Former RAF Nocton Hospital and Nocton Hall, Nocton (Site Ref: BLRCON/0015)
are NOT RECOMMENDED for entry into the Brownfield Land Register - Part 1.

You can read North Kesteven District Council's considered opinion in the Draft Site Assessment Evidence Report - pages 37-41.

Why is this important?

This means there WILL NOT be a 'permission in principle' (PiP) applied to any future planning applications related to these sites.

For developers, a PiP will normally be beneficial as it will establish that the principle of residential development on a site is acceptable. It may even speed up the grant of planning consent slightly.

However the main benefit of the Brownfield Land Register is probably aimed at forcing local authorities to provide a list of brownfield sites, to make a land agent's job easier in identifying suitable development sites.

The Parish Council should therefore be congratulated for their submission on this matter.

If you want more information on the legal background to 'Brownfield Sites', please refer back to my blog dated 18 Sep 2017.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Tree Festival

All Saints Church

I refer to my blog dated 10 Nov 2017 advertising this event.

If you didn't manage to get to see the display, here are the superbly decorated trees submitted by local groups and organisations.

An amazing sum of £951.65 was raised towards the provision of a sound system for the church.

The results of the vote for the favourite tree:

1st place: Bell Ringers
2nd place: Cottage Care Home
3rd place: Gardening Club

Women's Institute [photo by Geoff Hall]

Bell Ringers [photo by Geoff Hall]

Nocton Club [photo by David Chapman]

Eclipse Windows [photo by David Chapman]

Nocton Parish Council [photo by David Chapman]

Nocton Community Primary [photo by David Chapman]

Art Group [photo by David Chapman]

Nocton Village Hall [photo by David Chapman]

Bowls Club [photo by Geoff Hall]

Butterflies [photo by Geoff Hall]

Cottage Care Home [photo by Geoff Hall]

Nocton Cricket Club [photo by Geoff Hall]

Gardening Club [photo by Geoff Hall]

Help4Heroes [photo by Geoff Hall]

Noctonberries [photo by Geoff Hall]

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Nocton Art Group

Are you interested?

For the present we are continuing to meet on Tuesday afternoon (1.00 - 4.00pm). The cost is £3, which includes tea and biscuits.

If you are interested, we have a good supply of painting and drawing equipment should you like to come along.

Contact: Margaret Smith  Tel: 01526 268104 for further information

Source: The Little Green Book (MACLA Magazine) Issue 68

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Parish Council - next meeting

Tuesday 12th Dec 2017

The next Parish Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 12th Dec at 7.00pm. Nocton Parish Council Would like to invite you to join us for wine, soft drinks and mince pies before the meeting, at 6.45pm.

This is the Agenda for the meeting.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Father Christmas to visit Nocton

Where you can see Santa as he tours the streets of Lincolnshire in his sleigh

Santa is riding his sleigh down streets across Lincolnshire throughout December.

Father Christmas is visiting villages and towns across the county accompanied by Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue crews who are raising money for the Fire Fighters’ Charity.

The Lincoln stations are also raising money for St Barnabas, while Kirton will also be collecting for the childrens' ward at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

Father Christmas will visit Potterhanworth, Nocton and Dunston on Friday, December 22

Source: http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/ho-ho-ho-heres-you-874378