FARRINGDON ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING
held on Wednesday 13 April 2005
At a lengthy and well-attended meeting, the residents of the village were brought up-to-date with current activities on their behalf and had ample opportunity to question speakers and make comments on all aspects affecting the village.
Chairman of the Parish Council, Keith Haskell, brought the meeting latest news of the three major development prospects within the parish.
CHASE FIELD & PROPOSED MAPLECOMBE ESTATE
The new developer of Chase Field/Maplecombe, Charles Church, planned to start demolition of the flood-damaged houses imminently; the plans for the 25 new houses at Maplecombe would proceed with some minor changes and be completed by the latter half of 2006.
The recreation area on the existing Chase Field Site would be made available as soon as safety on the construction site would permit. The developer agreed to honour all agreements with the previous developer.
The meeting was reminded that the plans included 9 affordable houses within the development.
OLD AYLWARD'S MILL SITE
The Mill Site development, subject to agreement by EHDC, appeared to have been shelved by an inspector examining the Second Local Plan on grounds of unsatisfactory access/egress to the site and non-existent facilities in Farringdon - no local shop/post office/school and inadequate bus services.
Regarding Massey's Folly, plans (just received) were available for inspection regarding the development of the other half of the village hall into flats.
FARRINGDON PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS 2005
Next meeting 4th may 2005 in the Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.