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Overstone PC, Land on the Church Farm Fields Proposal and Consultation

Posted: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 14:52 by Lorna McGoldrick

Overstone Parish Council has been made aware of 2 plots of land (approx. 26.5 acres in size) available for sale, located just to the North of Overstone Hall. The land in question forms part of the Church Farm fields and was recently subject to a 'failed' planning application by Barry Howard Homes to build 52 houses, as part of the 'Enabling Development' of Overstone Hall. More »

To mitigate against any further planning applications being made in this area, the council has made tentative enquiries about the possibility of purchasing this land for the Parish to use as a 'Green Space'*, with the long term intention of opening it up for public access, as a recreational area. » Less

Have your say on cycling and walking in Northamptonshire

Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 10:39 by Parish Office

Good morning,

We want to hear YOUR ideas for making Northants a better place for cycling, walking & maintaining social distancing.

Use our interactive map to log your suggestions for cycle routes, cycle parking, improved footway space and quieter streets More »

Click here to make cycling and walking safer in Northamptonshire

As Government Covid-19 lockdown procedures are adjusted, Northamptonshire Highways want to hear your ideas for making the streets in Northamptonshire better for walking and cycling.

Whether you are concerned about the ability to maintain social distance, want a new cycle route, or have ideas for creating quieter residential streets or around schools, they want to hear from you.

Use the map to check what has already been reported or tell them your ideas for measures to help them create better spaces for walking and cycling. » Less

Speeding in the Village

Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:51 by Parish Office

SPEEDING THROUGH OUR VILLAGES

Speeding through our villages continues to be a problem and this article hopes to keep everyone informed on the initiatives that are taking place, many in conjunction with nearby Sywell Parish Council. More »

OPC has been busy gathering evidence. Implications of traffic increases and the new developments on traffic through Overstone have been monitored along with speeds.

  • A traffic survey was completed by the Safer Roads Team of Northants Police in Feb '20.
  • A Tracsis traffic survey was paid for and completed in mid March '20.
  • The Community Speed watch, a joint initiative with Sywell Parish Council, was also due to take place this Spring but has been halted by the pandemic. This will be resumed when the Police give the go ahead that is safe to complete the training.

Engineering options:- The first traffic calming chicane was planned for Overstone back in 2017 at a cost of over £30k and has been designed, planned and approved by Northamptonshire Highways Dep't. The financial straits of NCC in 2018 put a stop to the chicane going ahead just 2 weeks before work was due to be started. Currently OPC is waiting on Developer funding being released from NCC. Occupation of the 100th house on the new Overstone Leys development will trigger access to the funds. Presently 94 houses are occupied. Again the pandemic has slowed progress longer than was hoped for.

Earlier in the year OPC were in consultation with NCC who have surveyed the road through Overstone to assess what additional traffic calming measures could be put in place. This may include the possibility of a 2nd chicane, nothing is being discounted. All options are being considered, including the viability of installing speed cameras through the village, together with the financial commitment needed and any possible funding streams.

For more in depth information on the above do take a look at the Overstone Parish Council Minutes published regularly on the website www.overstone-pc.gov.uk and displayed on the Parish Council noticeboards.

During lockdown it has been 'business as usual' for OPC with monthly meetings being held virtually via Zoom. The public are of course still invited, so free to attend or forward any questions to the Parish Clerk at clerk@overstone-pc.gov.uk » Less