Common sense has prevailed and the planning application for the hostel has been withdrawn by the applicant. I just wish I’d known before I fronted up, together with about 50 other villagers, to the AGM of the Parish Council. I thought it was a bit odd that some of the gathering didn’t come into the hall – they were obviously in the know!
Now the Parish Council AGM, acknowledged by the Chair, usually has only a small handful of ‘spectators’. I can see why!
When I left about an hour later (urgent phone call - The Apprentice!) they were having a post mortem about the procedures which should be put in place in case another application is made.
The latest contentious issue, and this will also be a biggie, is exactly what route the extension to HS2 will take. Robert says that it certainly can’t go through the
near the village because there is already a road, a railway, a canal, a river and a field before you come to the gardens of the houses. I don’t think he has quite grasped the fact that if it does come through the Trent Valley the ONLY place is through the field and the gardens!! Trent Valley
In comparison the hostel might not have been so bad after all ….