Welcome to Martlesham Parish Council
Martlesham Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan Team have been working hard on the production of our plan and have now produced a pre-submission neighbourhood plan. This is the chance for everyone in the Parish to see the plan and feed back comments before the plan is finalised and submiited to the Planning Inspecor and a formal referendum carried out.
The document has been distributed throughout the parish for consultation and there are public displays and drop-in sessions which you can attend. Dates for sessions are 6th, 12th and 15th December 2016 and 30th January 2017.
The consultation runs from 14th November 2016 until 31st January 2017. There are drop off boxes provided throughout the Parish for you to submit written comments or you can do it on-line. Do submit your views to ensure it reflects what you want.
Further information is available at http://martleshamnp.onesuffolk.net/
Recreation Ground Maintenance
What Have We Been Doing Recently
- Responding to numerous planning applications including a new Gladman planning application for 140 homes on land “to the east of Bridge Farm, Top Street”. Their application for 215 homes on the same site has not been withdrawn; it has gone to appeal and will be heard next March 2017. Thank you to all the residents who sent us copies of their objections.
- Recreation Ground working party on 22 October. Many thanks to those volunteers who attended.
- Our Onesuffolk website has been moved to Community Action Suffolk because Suffolk County Council will no longer fund the onesuffolk host. Hopefully there will be no noticeable change for users.
- Agreeing grant applications for 2017/18.
Woodbridge Neighbourhood Plan (incorporating Martlesham North)
Woodbridge Town Council has announced that no further work will take place on the Woodbridge (with part of Martlesham) Neighbourhood Plan. We understand that planning matters will now revert to SCDC who will take the matter forward as part of their Local Plan Review and the opportunities to comment through that process. Martlesham Parish Council remains a statutory consultee for the whole of Martlesham parish.
Woodbridge Town Council have made a statement about the matter on their website at http://www.woodbridge-suffolk.gov.uk/news/neighbourhood-plan-statement/
We were pleased to fill our vacancy quickly and welcome Andrew Gartan as the newest member of the Council; he has been co-opted to the Martlesham West ward.
We are experiencing problems with some dog owners, particularly on the Recreation Ground, The Street, who allow their dogs to roam free without restriction, frightening children in the play area and intimidating other users of the area who do not own dogs. Dog fouling is also causing problems for footballers and other users of the ground and our land maintenance contractor. We appreciate the conduct of responsible dog owners who assist by keeping dogs under control and clearing up after them and hope that all dog owners will follow their example in the future.
Martlesham Common Nature Reserve Open Day
We held an open day on the Common Nature Reserve on 21st August with the help of the Greenways Group. Further information and pictures are here.
Grants to Local Organisations for 2017
The parish Council has considered all applications for grants from local organisations and awards of successful grants will be made at the annual parish meeting in April 2017
Completion of Audit
Documents relating to our completion of audit can be found on our "Documents" page. However as a short cut, the completion of audit notice can be found here and the annual return document can be found here. These relate to the financial year 2015/16.