Langton Matravers Parish Council


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Rural Exception Site

LOCAL NEEDS HOUSING: The Parish Council at the April meeting gave its support to the consideration of SPYWAY ORCHARD as a Rural Exception Site for a mixed Housing Development of Socially Rented and Open Market housing with Community Workshop facilities. This support was based on discussions of a Preliminary Site Layout, as presented at the Parish Housing meeting on 7th April, where the proposed provision of Socially Rented housing reflected the local need as identified by the recent Housing Needs Survey. The landowner will be putting forward this site for pre-planning advice in May.

See below for details on the Housing Need Survey.


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HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY - REPORT NOW AVAILABLE: The report from the Housing Needs Survey for Langton Matravers is now available for viewing and was formally adopted by the Parish Council at the January meeting.

Quick overview:
Number of forms returned: 176 of 518 households sent a survey (34%)
Of the households responding 145 of the 176 (82%) are in favour of increasing the provision of local affordable housing with 19 (11%) not in favour and 12 (7%) who did not state if they were in favour or not.

LATEST INFO:
After the allocation of the new affordable housing at Nine Barrow View there are still 30 households, with a Langton connection, waiting on Purbeck's Housing register, and an additional 10 households, with a Langton connection, who meet the District Council's criterion to join. The stated property requirements for the 30 on the register are 17x1 bedroom, 12x2 bedroom and 1x4 bedroom.

The complete survey results can be viewed here Langton Housing Needs Survey Report


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PARTIAL REVIEW OF THE PURBECK LOCAL PLAN:Purbeck District Council requested that all Parish Councils provide input to their partial review of the Purbeck local plan. This review was to explore the potential for higher housing growth as well as the review of the following areas: Settlement Boundaries, green belt, potential employment sites, open spaces and recreation areas. The Parish Council's input to this review was agreed at the 12th December Council meeting and can be viewed here LMPC Input to PDC Partial Review


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LOCAL BUS SERVICE No 40 - UNCHANGED TIMETABLE: - No changes to current timetable of the Breezer 40 service which serves Langton Matravers on its Swanage to Poole route. Service retained commercially with the exception of Monday to Saturday early morning journeys which remain subsidised. Click here to view BREEZER 40 Timetable

HOURLY Sunday Services back on BREEZER services from 18th April 2014.

BREEZER 44 service - Swanage to Worth Matravers looses its Saturday service. Click here to view BREEZER 44 Update & Timetable


Community Notice Board

COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD: - The Parish Council have provided a notice board in the bus shelter at Coombe/Steps Hill for the use of the community to advertise local events and community information of interest to the residents and visitors of Langton Matravers. Please feel free to pin your notices to this board, using drawing pins only please. Click here to view the Parish Council's Policy for Community Notice Boards

This and other Parish Council Policies can be viewed on this website using The Council link


Allotments

ALLOTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW: If you live in the Parishes of Langton Matravers OR Worth Matravers/Harmans Cross and would like an allotment then the Council has some half plots available now. Email or contact the Clerk using the details below. The Council runs an Allotment Garden, with both full and half sized plots, in the centre of the village.

For more information on the allotments including a photo gallery follow the Allotment Information link.


School Flashing Speed Limits

NEW TRAFFIC CONTROLS AROUND SCHOOL:Concerned parents recently petitioned the Council to help to provide new safety measures along the road outside the school. Following a meeting with members of the Traffic Engineering at DCC, proposals include a trial ‘20mph when lights flashing’ scheme for picking up and dropping off times, changes to the present zig-zag layout to make parking there illegal at pickup and dropping off times, and some road narrowing in the area in front of the school. The Parish Council voted, at their January meeting, to request DCC Traffic Engineering to implement these safety measures as soon as possible.


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NATIONAL TRUST – LANGTON WEST WOOD - SPIRIT OF PLACE: The NT has commissioned a ‘Spirit of Place’ document for Langton West Wood which will be used in future plans for the wood’s management.

The Spirit of Place document can be viewed here Spirit of Place


Parish Public Toilets

PARISH COUNCIL TAKES OVER TOILETS FROM DISTRICT COUNCIL:The Parish Council has now taken over the running of the Public Toilets at Putlake from Purbeck District Council.
The Parish Council is now fully responsible for all maintenance and cleaning work as a condition for keeping the toilets open. The PDC will pay a sliding scale financial contribution for three years, after which all costs will be paid for out of the Parish precept. The Parish Council has recently paid for the refurbishment of the toilets and awarded a contract for cleaning.


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THE COUNCIL'S LAND: The Council owns a parcel of land behind the allotments at Cole's Ground. This land was originally bought, in the 1980's to try and facilitate a village car park. The Council again recently investigated the possible use of this land for a car park but has concluded for various reasons it is not feasible. It has sought Parishioner's views on what, if anything, to do with this land. Find out more.


Parish Plan 2012

PARISH PLAN UPDATE 2011- ADOPTED RECOMMENDATIONS: The Parish Council at their 12th January 2012 meeting have reviewed the recommendations of their working party and have with a couple of changes, noteably opting to attempt to provide a car park in the centre of the village, adopted the recommendations in full. These recommendations to update the Parish Plan of 2005 were as the result of the Parish Plan Update Survey carried out by the Parish Council during 2011. To see the adopted recommendations click Adopted Recommendations.


Village Hall

NEXT MEETING: For the time, agenda, draft minutes and planning information for the next Parish Council Meeting, which always takes place in the Village Hall, please follow the Next Meeting Information link.


All are welcome to attend the Parish Council meetings.


To Contact the Clerk
Mary Sparks
The Parish Council Office
1A The High Street
Langton Matravers
Swanage
Dorset BH19 3EU
Tel: 01929 425100

Clerk's email address: langtonmatravers@dorsetparishes.gov.uk


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