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Welcome To Kelsale-cum-Carlton

Parish News

  • Welcome to two new Parish Councillors

    The Parish Council is delighted to welcome two new members with effect from the August Council Meeting. The first is Caroline Harker and the other is Mark Stewart, their joining brings the Parish Council back to full compliment following the retirement of John Pullam earlier this year.

  • The Parish Council, at its recent meeting agreed to defer the delayed Annual Parish Meeting until 2021. Details of the date will be published to give suitable notice to all residents.

  • With a heavy heart the Parish Council agreed that it would be irresponsible to hold the annual bonfire and fireworks in 2020. The decision was taken at the recent Parish Council meeting following consideration of advice from both the UK Government and East Suffolk Council. The Parish Council ask all

  • Meeting of the Parish Council to be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday 26th August 2020 upstairs at Kelsale Village Hall If members of the public or press wish to join the meeting, please contact the Clerk in order that social distancing can be maintained.   Warning: Meetings may legally be

  • The Parish Council is likely to receive a tidy sum of money (£20-40,000), but it can only be spent on infrastructure in the Parish, for the benefit of as many people as possible. We have already received some views as a consequence of the article in the last Community News.

  • NOTICE Virtual meeting of the Parish Council 7.00pm Wednesday 29th July 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

  • Update from the Church Warden of St Peter’s Carlton Dear Friends Following guidance from the government and discussion within the benefice, St Peter’s will be open on Fridays 2-4pm from 10th July for individual quiet, prayer or meditation. This is great news, so do feel free to visit for as

Sizewell C Update

The Planning Inspectorate have accepted the application for Sizewell C and is now in the pre-examination stage. This starts on 8 July and runs for 12 weeks. EDF will make it possible to access hard copies of the documentation at this time, currently 671 individual documents, available online at the Planning Inspectorate website now.

The pre-examination stage is not a public consultation, but it is your opportunity to read the application and register your interest with the Planning Inspectorate.  This will enable you to make representations to the Planning Inspectorate on specific aspects of the proposals.

Information about the Environment Agency’s (EA) consultation process on the three environmental permit applications, submitted at the same time as the DCO application will also be available.

A number of documents on the Planning Inspectorate website relate to the proposed Sizewell Link Road [SLR].  The site is in excess of 93 hectares (reducing to 76.5 ha after initial construction) of good quality farmland and is planned to be accessed by a new roundabout on the A12 at the northern perimeter of our Parish.

The proposal is for a new, permanent, 6.8 kilometre (km) single carriageway road, with a design speed of 60 miles per hour

Once operational, the proposed SLR could be used by the general public as well as construction workers arriving by car, park and ride buses from both the northern and southern park and ride sites, and goods vehicles (both light and heavy) delivering freight to the Sizewell C main development site.

Construction duration is expected to be approximately 2 years, working hours to be 07:00 to 19:00 hours, Monday to Saturday. Activity beyond these hours will only be undertaken with prior notice to ESC. Construction noise and vibration impacts are associated with the following broad aspects of development:

Preparatory works: site set up and clearance, including removal of trees and hedgerows, the erection of temporary fencing on land required for construction and the creation of alternative access arrangements and rights of way, setting up of the temporary contractor compounds including security, welfare facilities, and temporary utilities.

Construction Works: earthworks, road construction and surfacing, construction of bridges and civil structures (including piling), utility and drainage installation, construction of pavements, kerbs, footways and paved areas, installation of permanent fencing, road signs and marking, and road lighting, permanent connections to existing road networks, and landscaping.

The temporary compound for contractors at the A12/west-end of the SLR could feature a minimum 20m buffer zone to Rosetta. In addition, a solid acoustic-grade fence could be located along the compound boundary to Rosetta, Kelsale Lodge Cottages and Fir Tree Farm. The north and south outer zones of this compound could also be designated for the storage of lightweight materials, to minimise materials handling and vehicle sound at premises.


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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