Greens Norton Parish Council

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Clerk: Mrs Linda Paice
9 Bradden Way, Greens Norton
Northamptonshire NN12 8BY

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A43 PLANNED HIGHWAY WORKS

A43 PLANNED HIGHWAY WORKS

Our ref:

611579

National Highways Stirling House (Area 7), Lakeside Court,
Osier Drive,
Sherwood Business Park, Nottingham, NG15 0DS

www.highwaysengland.co.uk

12th July 2022

Dear Sir or Madam,

NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS ON THE A43: BETWEEN TOWCESTER ROUNDABOUT (SOUTHBOUND) AND NORTHAMPTON ROAD ROUNDABOUT (BRACKLEY)

I am writing to let you know that we will be carrying out essential maintenance work to the A43 Southbound carriageway between the Towcester roundabout and the Northampton Road roundabout at Brackley. More »

During this comprehensive scheme of work, we will repair and replace damaged drains, resurface the carriageway, renew any damaged kerbs, refresh road markings, install road studs and vegetation clearance works.

Once completed, all road users will benefit from improved road safety and a smoother driving experience.

When will the work take place?

We are planning to start work from the 25th July 2022 for approximately three months.

To keep our programme for these works as short as possible and to minimise disruption to the local community, we will work overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

We do not currently plan to work Saturday or Sunday nights, however, please note that all our planned works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, such as clashes with other emergency work on the diversion routes.

How will the work affect traffic and businesses?

To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and motorists, we will need to close the southbound carriageway. During all road closures we will put in place fully signed diversion routes which have been agreed with the Local Authority. A 50mph speed restriction will also be in place on the northbound carriageway.

How will this work affect traffic?

We'll make sure that access to business and residence is maintained wherever possible. We'll also have a dedicated Public Liaison Officer on hand to answer any questions.

During the day (6am to 8pm) all carriageways will be open as usual.

We apologies for any inconvenience this essential maintenance works causes and will do or very best to complete the job as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and nose to a minimum.

We would also like to thank local businesses, residents and road users for their support whilst we carry out these essential works

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this work, please contact our dedicated Public Liaison Officer, Leanne Gibson, as follows:

• Email: EMcomms@amey.co.uk
Alternatively, you can contact our Highways England Customer Contact Centre as

follows:

• Email: info@nationalhighways.co.uk • Telephone: 0300 123 5000

Yours faithfully,

Simon Wagstaff

Project Manager National Highways

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Posted: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 12:50 by Linda Paice

PLC Report July 2022

There was a PLR conference held at the end of June where the Police acknowledged they had failed to make effective use of the PLR scheme and the Police and Crime Commissioner was out of touch with the scheme.

Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 16:40 by lauren russell-jeffrey

YOUR LAST CHANCE TO COMMENT!!

THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE TO LET WNC KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

  1. You'll be aware that DHL wants to build a 24/7 logistics hub on 86 acres of land just north of the Bell Plantation Garden Centre on the A5, with huge warehouses up to 6 double decker buses high operating 24/7, 365 days a year. This site is known as AL1.

You will see it, hear it, breath it

  1. Woolgrowers Field – opposite Jardine Motors is another 11-acre site due to be concreted over with industrial units and a new 2 lane entrance on/off the Towcester/Greens Norton Road. We all know how difficult it is to cross over the Tove roundabout at that point now. Traffic will be queuing back to the Rugby club. This site is known as AL2.

We will have to live with the fallout More »

  1. Shack's Barn, Whittlebury

Yet another site for warehouses being built on 25 acres of land. All blighting the landscape and adding to the traffic congestion on the A43/A5 and surrounding villages. This site is known as AL4.

This area is about to be changed for ever

THE DEVELOPERS HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE LOOPHOLES IN THE ORIGINAL LOCAL PLAN (2) which was voted through in July 2020. THIS SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ALLOWED TO HAPPEN and as a result West Northants Council has just issued a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to try and "reduce uncertainty" and give "clear guidance" to developments. We need to make sure that it does.

This SPD can be read by following this link https://westnorthants.citizenspace.com/place/sn-employment-allocations-spd_consultation/

IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING: Please attend this at The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD on Wednesday 13th July between 2pm-6pm to see the proposals in full and talk to the planners.

And afterwards email WNC your comments at Localplanconsultation.snc@westnorthants.gov.uk before the deadline of 18th August.

We suggest you email rather than fill in the 'Online Survey' so that you can fully cover all the concerns that matter to you, this village and our town - including:

  1. 1. TRAFFIC – A cumulative Traffic study and assessment must be carried out to cover ALL the sites We know how congested the Tove/Abthorpe roundabouts become, as well as the centre of Towcester, and that our villages are used as rat-runs. National Highways and West Northants Highways have repeatedly ducked this key issue. ACCURATE/CONSISTENT TRAFFIC ANALYSIS.
  2. 2. FOOTPRINTS– The original Local Plan was intended for small and medium sized units only. Keep it to that with no building exceeding 5,000m2, which is precedent for this area. 5,000m2 MAXIMUM FOOTPRINT FOR MEDIUM UNITS AND NO LARGE UNITS.
  3. HEIGHTS – the SPD allows for buildings on AL1 "rising to 16m" – which is too high (especially if they are built on raised platforms adding up to 7m); AL2 up to 12m in height, and AL4 up to 15m high. All these are much taller than any other existing building in the area – NB Screwfix is 9.5m high. KEEP THE RIDGE HEIGHTS FOR ANY BUILDING UNDER 10M.

The existing employment space in Towcester has gradually developed over the last 30 years. Large scale, high bay logistics hubs of the sort proposed by DHL will be built and operational within 3 years. Therefore 30 years' worth of development in less than 3 years. This doesn't make sense. Please, speak up before 18th August to protect us now - and the generations to come. » Less

Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 14:16 by Linda Paice

Greens Norton Parish Council on behalf of the village offers its sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her family on the announcement of the sad death of her beloved husband the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9th April 2021 at the age of 99 years