Update regarding Leys Field Planning application
Following a site meeting with parish councillors in November the developers revised their planning application by dropping the floor level of the houses by 1 metre and wrote to the parish council offering to transfer land to the rear of the site into the ownership of the Parish Council so that it could be retained for the benefit of the village in perpetuity. This was discussed at the November parish council meeting and it was agreed that the Clerk would write to W E Black Ltd to accept the offer. The following letter was subsequently received. The Parish Council met on 4th December to discuss the content of this letter and resolved that the Clerk would reply to the developer to advise that to date the only views formally expressed by the villagers of Akeley have been objections and the Parish Council would need to ensure that it had a clear mandate to consider withdrawing its objection to the scheme. Mr Eric Gadsden, Managing Director, W E Black Ltd has agreed that the letter be made public prior to the January Parish Council Meeting in order to give members of the public the opportunity to comment.
The date for the next meeting is Monday 14th January. Members of the public are invited to attend and will have the opportunity to express their views during the public session which takes place at the start of the meeting. Alternatively you may email your comments to parishclerk@
The full letter can be seen here – Letter from W E Black (Leys Field)
Julie (Parish Clerk)