A1 Junction 17 Roadworks Starts 3rd August

Essential road upgrades start next week, on Thursday 3 August.
Extra capacity is being added to junction 17 of the A1(M) and junction 1 of the A1139 Fletton Parkway to the south west of the city that will enable the expansion of the Gateway Peterborough business park.
At the same time, Cambridgeshire County Council will carry out full depth resurfacing on the A1(M) junction 17 roundabout
The work has been carefully planned in a partnership between Highways England, Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, Gateway Peterborough’s owners Roxhill Developments and their contractors Winvic. By closely coordinating the projects and by carrying out the vast majority of the work overnight, the partnership hope to avoid any repeat of the delays caused by recent roadworks on the A1(M) in Peterborough.
The work is expected to take around five months and to be complete in November.

Chapel Micro Museum

After many years of being used as storage, Chair Chris York has negotiated a license agreement with the newly formed Fen View Heritage Centre. The chapel has now been brough back from the brink by volunteers. The original funeral bier is also on permanent loan to the museum.

A small but perfectly formed heritage experience telling the story of the Fen Edge from the Jurassic to the present day.

Run by volunteers, this will be a great tourist attraction for the area which will be the first on the Fen Edge Trail.

Details will be announced when the Museum will be officially open to the public which will be very soon.

Poultry Farm & Slaughterhouse at Kings Delph Drove

Application for a Poultry Farm & Slaughterhouse at Kings Delph Drove. Application No 12/01847/OU

Farcet Parish Council wishes to make the following additional comments:

National Planning Framework Policy 2012- The Government sets out in in paragraph 6 of the NPPF that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to achieving sustainable development and that there are three dimensions to sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. The application fails to meet these.

The employment of only 6 people cannot be classed as an economical benefit to the community. There is no guarantee these jobs will be given to local people. The consumer and beneficiaries of the end product are stated as in the Midlands and London.

Traffic: The vehicular access to the site appears to lack any detail. A site that operates 24hours a day, 365 days a year would have more traffic movement than stated. The site is located in The Fens on a single track drove and there are no proper ‘passing places’ on this drove. Since the first submission of proposals in 2012 the condition of King’s Delph Drove has deteriorated with further subsidence and almost making the road unusable by the majority of road vehicles for fear of grounding your vehicle. Any increased HGV movement on this road as a result of any development will surely aggravate the situation and require costly Local Authority maintenance.
There is a strong possibility of increased traffic through Farcet and Yaxley which would offer a more direct route. Main Street, Farcet already struggles with the HGV and farm traffic using this road, given the amount of on street parking. This would provide adverse social and environment impact for the residents. This does not provide a social or environmental benefit for the residents of Farcet.

Odour: The Applicant’s Environmental Report confirms that the vast majority of Farcet will be affected by odour, this contradicts the REC ltd opinion that likely impact is ”considered not significant”. How can any odour which was described by REC as ‘moderately offence’, be classed as insignificant? The model used for determining this impact was based on SW winds, this does not take into account winds from other directions that would affect Farcet.

The development is still proposed to be constructed 50m from the nearest dwelling. The recommendation (from the Environment Agency and the Town and Country Planning General Development Order) is that the site should be 400m from the curtilage of residential premise. This is clearly not that case for this development site and is therefore extremely likely to become a nuisance neighbour to the existing local residents.
The development proposal does nothing to protect or enhance the existing natural environment.

The proposed development states the surface water runoff from this slaughterhouse to a connection to the local Board’s drain. There should be a condition to avoid any risk of seepage into the arable land and waterways adjacent.

Social Role – The policy states a development should support a ”strong, vibrant and healthy community…through accessible local services that reflect the community’s needs and support its health, social and cultural well-being”. This development fails to meet this criteria.

Dog Warden at Huntingdon District Council

Dog Warden at Huntingdon District Council

Hunts Dc have four Dog Control Orders in place to help manage irresponsible dog ownership.

You will be committing an offence if you fail to remove dog faeces (poo). Offenders may be issued with an on-the-spot fine of £75 (£50 if paid within 10 days) or a fine of up to £1,000 if prosecuted.Hunts DC welcome help from the public in identifying offenders. If you witness an offence please let us have as much of the following information as you are able to provide:
• The exact location
• Type of dog
• Vehicle registration and details where appropriate
• Name & address of person committing the offence
• Description of person in charge of dog

Please notify us of offenders on 01480 388302 during normal office hours. You can also report dog fouling at www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk