Langton Matravers Parish Council


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Parish Office

TO CONTACT THE PARISH CLERK
Mary Sparks
The Parish Council Office (ONLY Open to the Public on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 10:30am).
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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Other Information



Yellow LInes

THEY ARE HERE - DOUBLE YELLOW LINES IN THE HIGH STREET:

Various lengths of the Village High Street now have DOUBLE YELLOW LINES. These were requested by the Parish Council to assist in the flow of traffic through the village by creating 'passing places' as well as attempting to stop inconsiderate and dangerous parking.

PC Kyle Hickman, of Swanage Police, has provided the Parish Council with copies of the latest version of the parking offence leaflet for residents to help police the new restrictions. These are available in the Parish Office or can be printed at home (should be printed as 2 pages per A4 sheet or just print page 1 only). These notices can be put under the windscreen wipers of any offending vehicle. This will draw attention to drivers of the offences they are committing.

Click Here for PARKING OFFENCE LEAFLET


Langton Village Store and Post Office

PARISH COUNCIL SUPPORT FOR VILLAGE SHOP/POST OFFICE MOVE TO PUTLAKE FARM:

The owners of the Village Shop/Post Office (Bob and Anne) had written to Councillors asking for their support in principle for a change of use for their shop premises to residential accommodation, with the shop and Post Office moving to Putlake Farm. They had been advised by PDC Planning that the Parish Council's support is necessary before submitting firm plans for the changes. The Council agreed to support the proposals for the move and change of use in principle, and will consider detailed plans, to include parking issues at Putlake, in the future.

Bob and Anne are also wishing to know the views of the village and have produced a questionnaire for this purpose which they would appreciate as many people as possible to complete and return by the 10th May. These questionnaires are available in the shop, the Kings Arms, Parish Council Offices and Putlake Farm.


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TWO HUNDRED (200) NEW HOMES FOR LANGTON MATRAVERS:

Two Hundred new homes for Langton Matravers is one of the proposals in the partial review of the Purbeck Local Plan. The review will consider future growth in the district.

Click Here for the PARISH COUNCIL'S RESPONSE to the Partial Review of Purbeck's Local Plan. (Agreed at the 12 March Parish Council meting)

Click Here for the DRAFT MINUTES from the Extraordinary Public meeting on the Partial Review of Purbeck's Local Plan, held on 26th February.


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LANGTON HOUSING NEEDS - LATEST FIGURES FROM PDC:

It was reported at the February 2015 Parish Council meeting by Chris McDermott, Senior Housing Mananger at the PDC that there are 33 households, with a Langton connection, waiting on Purbeck's Housing register The stated property requirements for the 33 on the register are 18x1 bedroom, 14x2 bedroom and 1x4 bedroom.

HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY REPORT : The report from the Housing Needs Survey for Langton Matravers conducted late 2013 and formally adopted by the Parish Council at the January 2014 meeting can be viewed here Langton Housing Needs Survey Report

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.


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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 2013 Council meeting and can be viewed here LMPC Input to PDC Partial Review


Allotments

ALLOTMENTS NOW BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO THE RESIDENTS OF SWANAGE: At the Parish Council meeting of the 8th January the following resolution was unanimously passed:

"Whereas priority will always go to residents of Langton Matravers, Worth and Harmanís Cross, owing to an historic shortfall of allotment holders in Langton, this Council intends to invite applications for allotment tenancies from residents of Swanage."

ALLOTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW: If you would like an allotment then the Council has some half plots available now. Email or contact the Clerk using the details above

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


Men at Work

FOOTWAY IMPROVEMENTS STEPPES HILL: PARISH COUNCIL'S CAMPAIGN SUCCESS.

The Parish Council is very pleased to state that the long awaited footpath widening for the very narrow footpath at the bend of Steppes Hill has now been completed. The Parish Council would like to thank the owners of Steppes Hill House for allowing Dorset County Council to carry out these long awaited improvements.

The Parish Council has campaigned for these and other improvements for many years and is hopeful that the narrow pavement running down the High Street from Crack Lane to Putlake will also be widened in the near future.


Knitson Fingerpost

REFURBISHED FINGERPOST AT KNITSON.

With support from the Parish Council and neighbours Nick and Helen OíConnor, and using wood donated by Fiona and Edward Wake-Walker, Bruno and Rebecca Charron have just finished a wonderful job in rebuilding and restoring the Knitson fingerpost to its former glory. Lee Smith of Purbeck Weld also helped. Do go round that way and have a look!

Click here to display a full length picture of the Fingerpost with Peter White (Chairman of the Parish), Mary Sparks (The Parish Clerk) and Rebecca Charron.


Village Hall

NEXT MEETING: For the date, time, agenda, draft minutes and planning information for the next Parish Council Meeting, which always takes place in the Village Hall, usually on the second Thursday of every month please follow the Next Meeting Information link.

All are welcome to attend the Parish Council meetings.

MINUTES and AGENDAS of PREVIOUS MEETINGS can be accessed by following the Previous Meetings link.



Dancing Ledge

DANCING LEDGE WORKING GROUP MEETING: NOTES AVAILABLE FROM 6TH JANUARY MEETING:

The notes of the Dancing Ledge Working Group Meeting from the 6th January 2015 can be viewed here Working Group Notes.

The draft Commercial Users Working Agreement can also be viewed here Commercial Uers Working Agreement


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