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Welcome To Kelsale-cum-Carlton

Parish News

  • NOTICE Virtual meeting of the Parish Council 7.00pm Wednesday 28th October 2020 If members of the public or press wish to join the virtual meeting, please contact the Clerk for connection details. If however you are unable to join and wish to have any of the information regarding the business

  • In a surprise move EDF Energy are bringing forward more changes to their proposals for Sizewell C. Details will be made available in due course. However, EDF Energy are looking to hold a 30 day Public Consultation on these changes, starting on the 16th November and continuing until shortly before

  • East Suffolk Local Plan

    On the 23rd September 2020 the East Suffolk Local Plan was adopted by East Suffolk Council, effectively bringing to a conclusion a process that Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council have fully participated in since 2017. The Local Plan amongst other wide ranging land use issues identifies the allocated increase in housing planned

  • On September 15th The Local Government Boundary Commission for England published draft recommendations for new divisions, division boundaries, and division names for Suffolk County Council. They are now inviting comments on their recommendations with the consultation closing on 23 November 2020. These recommendations include placing Kelsale-cum-Carlton in the SCC ‘Framlingham

  • Kelsale Social Club current opening hours

    Kelsale Social Club is operating during the Covid Panademic, the current opening hours are: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:00pm -10:00pm Please observe the revised procedures and safeguard everybody.

  • East Green gets connected…

    Following a deftly executed ‘self dig’ scheme, East Green residents are now able to order a new Fibre To The Premises broadband service [FTTP], which can offer speeds up to 1gb.  

  • NOTICE Virtual meeting of the Parish Council 7.00pm Wednesday 30th September 2020 If members of the public or press wish to join the virtual meeting, please contact the Clerk for connection details. If however you are unable to join and wish to have any of the information regarding the business

Sizewell C Update

September 30th saw the closure of the window allowing groups and individuals to make their Relevant Representations to the Planning Inspectorate.

A Relevant Representation is a vehicle for groups and individuals to make the Planning Inspectorate aware of areas of the EDF Energy Development Consent Order [DCO] submission that they would like the opportunity to provide further information on.

The Parish Council have submitted a Relevant Representation that largely focuses on the potential impacts (direct and indirect) that the Sizewell C development as proposed might have on KcC; the ecology of the Parish, residents, businesses and visitors – during both construction and subsequent operation.

A copy of the Parish Council’s Relevant Representation can be found under ‘CONSULTATIONS’ which can be found under the ‘EVENTS’ tab at the top of each page.

Please remember this is only an outline of the primary areas where the Parish Council have concerns, and should they be allowed by the Planning Inspectorate, these would be developed during the examination phase of the Planning Inspectorates consideration of the DCO application.

After reading the Relevant Representation if you feel able to provide quantitative or qualiatative data in support of any of the areas of concern identified in it, please send your contribution to the Parish Clerk, clearly labelled ‘KcC PC’s Relevant Representation’.

 

Spotlight on Spinney Pocket Park

The management of Spinney Pocket Park has been passed to the Parish Council’s Biodiversity Group and they are working through a management plan to improve the biodiversity of the Spinney Pocket Park.

Spinney Pocket Park – excerpts from the Draft Outline Management Plan
The area is a surviving part of the southeast corner of Carlton Park. 19th Century maps show it planted with both deciduous and coniferous trees. Some of these remain as mature oaks in the spinney and a large oak and pine in the school grounds.

To increase biodiversity and nesting opportunities for birds it is recommend that selective removal of some of the more crowded trees be undertaken. This would allow more light to reach the ground and retained trees and shrubs the opportunity to reach their full potential. Felled timber could be used to create log and brash habitat piles to encourage diversity.

It is also recommended more native shrubs such as holly, hazel, spindle etc. are planted. This would give structure to the woodland which could then be managed as a traditional ‘coppice with standards’. Once established, consideration could be given to introducing appropriate native ground flora such as bluebells, etc. It is also recommended the hedge adjacent to the main road should be retained to suppress traffic noise and fumes.

 

 

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