9th June 2018
I apologise for yet another leaflet through your letterbox, however this may well be the most important one that you will receive.
Over 100 individuals have written to SNC (South Northants Council) to propose that the JF (Jubilee field) is designated a LGS (Local Green Space) under the Localism Act 2012. SNC are supporting this proposal.
The Parish Council believe that the designation of the Jubilee Field as a Local Green Space should be refused and are responding to SNC and need your support.
The PC (Parish Council) bought the field in 2012 to have control over any future development. The cost over 15 years will be nearer £120,000 including maintenance, rather than the £100.000 that the PC paid. There is an outstanding debt of over £55,000. You, the parishioners pay for this as part of your council tax.
The PC is currently investigating a partial development of the field with predominately affordable smaller homes. Designation of the JF as a LGS will delay this at least 10 years.
You would have recently seen at least 3 leaflets and a share offer document from the Friends of the Jubilee Field (FOJF) urging you to buy shares to buy the field from the Parish Council. Interestingly, as parishioners, you are already stakeholders. Your PC own it in your name.
The PC has a deadline of 29th June 2018 to provide comment, observation and objections. You have the same timeframe and I urge you to respond in writing to SNC to the address below. If you need help wrth this or wish to ask more questions, please do not hesitate to contact the clerk or a Parish Councillor.
Please send your objection with reasons to Mrs Caroline Bamby, Senior Technical Supporting Officer, Planning Policy and Growth Strategy Team, South Nor1hants Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, please sign and post the attached letter.
DRAFT LETTER TO SEND TO SNC
Thank you for your support.
On behalf of Boddington Parish Council