If you believe the Coventry Local Plan does not do enough to protect the greenbelt, please follow this link to sign a petition raised by Merle Gering: Keep our Green Belt GREEN Coventry & Warwickshire. The Local Plan includes development on the greenbelt in Eastern Green so will encroach on the Meriden Gap, and, remarkably, it is based on assumptions of rapid population growth in Coventry which nobody believes. The petition is on the 38degrees.org.uk website, so anyone can take part - you don't have to live in Cov.
The petition "Build on brownfield first. Promise to protect our Green Belt. Put 'Brownfield First' into the Local Plan now." raised by Dr Walter Milner, Chair of Keresley Parish Council, on the Coventry City Council website closed on 5 Dec with 42 votes.
We were asked recently: is my house in the area covered by Hampton-in-Arden Parish Council?
This map from mapit.mysociety.org shows the Hampton-in-Arden Parish Council boundary. You can zoom in for more detail on the "live" map here or you can search by postcode on the mapit.mysociety.org homepage.
Solihull MBC also offers some information by postcode on their online maps page.
West Midlands Police are asking people to fill in a survey about their confidence in the Police and about how safe they feel. Given the current levels of concern about crime in the village, the Hampton-in-Arden Society Committee agreed to publicise this request, and encourage as many as possible to take part. See below for further details and a link to the survey.
Local developer Elegant Homes has a proposal for shared equity affordable homes in Old Station Road. The plans are available to view in the Fentham Hall from 16-19:30 on Tuesday 26th September. See this flyer for more details.
Following a meeting with Solihull MBC Highways, a paper detailing the various traffic calming measures currently available to local authorities was prepared. The suitability of each option is described and recommendations have been made as to their application in Hampton in Arden Parish and the village of Catherine-de-Barnes. You can view or download the paper by clicking the buttons below.
STOP PRESS: many thanks to all who voted. The village said Yes on 6 July - see here on the Parish Council website for more details
‘Do you want Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hampton-in-Arden to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’
Please vote on Thursday 6 July in a referendum to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the question above.
For more information, see Hampton in Arden Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on the Solihull MBC website. To read or download the plan, click the cover image of the plan below.
Alan Morden led over 60 walkers on a 4 mile May Day Walk from Hampton to Bickenhill and back. Many thanks to Alan, and to all who took part. Many walkers went on to enjoy some gentle May Day hospitality in the White Lion after the walk!
A member of CPRE has established a petition calling on Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to protect the Green Belt. If you would like to help save the Green Belts around Warwickshire and elsewhere in England, please complete the form here - To Protect English Green Belts - it takes about 30 seconds!
Following the recent addition of new evidence to the evidence base, the deadline for the Draft Local Plan Review consultation has been extended until Friday 17 February.
The last chances to talk directly with the J6 Project Team are on Sat 14th (at the NEC) and Wed 18th of Jan (in a webchat). More details, plus links for submitting comments below.
The Hampton-in-Arden Society continues to work hard to support the residents of our beautiful village, working in partnership with the Parish Council to minimise negative impacts of HS2, inappropriate planning developments and the airport. The Society was pleased to see so many residents at both the cheese and wine in June and the talk by Dame Caroline Spelman, MP for Meriden in September. The Society now has a website - the one you are reading now! - where residents can get information about the Society and forthcoming events: HamptoninArdenSociety.org. Residents will also find a revised version of our constitution which we hope will be approved by our members at a Special General Meeting in the New Year in the Constitution section of the website. The letter to residents delivered in the New Year updating everyone on our activities and asking for continued support will give further detail. Sarah Foster-Ogg, Chair, Hampton-in-Arden Society