SAND AND GRAVEL EXTRACTION UPDATE :
Update from the Committee
I’m afraid that yet again there is little to report this month. However, the revised date for the hearing is confirmed as Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October 2020 and it is still being held at Warwick Racecourse. Put it in your diaries as hopefully by then we will be allowed to have some village support in attendance.
The Examination website has now been updated to show all Hearing Statements from all individuals / bodies wishing to speak. For those of you who would like to have a read through them you can find them by following the link below:
About 2/3rd of the way down there is a header “Written Statements” as shown below :
The following written statements have been received in response to the Inspectors Matters, Issues and Questions
Main Matter 1
Main Matter 2
Main Matter 3
Main Matter 4 and so on down to Main Matter 9
You can then click on the individual matters of interest and view the individual submitted statements.
We hope that you are all managing to cope and hopefully stay well in this new world in which we are living. The sunshine certainly helps for those who are able to access it but must make it all the more difficult for those who can’t. We must all feel so lucky and privileged to live in such a beautiful part of our country.
Needless to say, there is much uncertainty surrounding what will happen to the Inspection. The simple answer is that, at the time of writing, we do not know! We have been strongly advised by Wardle Armstrong to continue with the process as originally stated and so our “Speakers” have been busy formulating their statements which have been reviewed by Wardle Armstrong who of course will be taking the lead on our behalf. The list of speakers, their role and topics are:
Stephen Stoney - Technical Director, Wardle Armstrong - Technical
Tony Merrygold - Chair of JPC Barford, Wasperton. Sherbourne - Views of residents, responses to Consul-tation and Impacts on The Community
Dr Malcolm Eykyn - BRA - Sand and Gravel, Community Health
Andrew Steel - BRA - Sand and Gravel, Previous case history, Land Quality, Hedgerow & Ecology, access, Loss of footpaths
Wendy Barlow - School Governor - Health & Safety, Safety of School children, staff and users of community playing fields
Matt Western - MP for Warwick and Leamington - Demand for aggregate and Re-cycling
The Programme Officer continues to work to the deadlines laid down and consequently all Statements have been sent to him in preparation.
We now have to wait to hear how they intend to host this hearing – will it be virtual? Will it be live? Will additional delegated powers be implemented? Will it be postponed? These are all the scenarios we have heard of – but nothing official as yet.
All we can say is that, in the event that it continues as originally stated at The Racecourse on 3rd and 4th June, we will still be wanting to show a good level of “observers” if indeed that is allowed and safe at that time. As and when we get any definite information, we will do our very best to notify the community via the BRA website, a poster at the shop and via Social media.
The bills have started to come in and it is with immense gratitude that we thank all of you once again for your amazing level of support in raising the funds to allow us to oppose this continuing threat to our villages, our health and our communities.
THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ANTICIPATION OF YOUR SUPPORT
Stephanie and Andy Steel, Val and Malcolm Eykyn, Alison Wither, Charlotte Morgan, Jenny O’Sullivan and Nicky Hendry
Further details are on the website.
Remember your community needs you to help stop this threat to our villages and our lives!
Visit the website http://www.barfordresidents.co.uk for more details.
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