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  1. Town and Country Planning Act 1990              Appeal Under Section 78

    Site Address: Land off Main Street, Sutton in Craven, Keighley BD20 7HR

    Description of development: Outline Application With All Matters Reserved For Construction of 50 New Houses And Associated Access And Landscaping 

    Application reference: AP/66/2015/15334

    Appellant's name: Mr H Ingham

    Appeal reference: APP/C2708/W/15/3134174

    Appeal start date: 02/10/2015

    I refer to the above details. An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision of Craven District Council to its decision to refuse outline consent for the above proposal.

    The appeal will be determined on the basis of Written Representations. The procedure to be followed is set out in Part 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (England) Regulations 2009.

    We have forwarded all the representations made to us on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

    If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so on the Planning Portal at or by emailing [email protected] if you do not have access to the internet, you can send three copies to:

    The Planning Inspectorate

    3/10a Wing

    Temple Quay House

    2 The Square


    BS1 6PN

    All representations must be received by 06 November 2015. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the appeal reference.

    Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and this local planning authority and will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

    The appeal documents are available to view online at, under reference AP/66/2015/15334 or at Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

    When made, the decision will be published on the Planning Portal.


  2. Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.

    Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature of the public calendar on or about Remembrance Sunday and 11 November, Armistice Day, each year. This is when public, private, formal and informal Remembrance events take place throughout the UK.

    Millions of people each year stop what they are doing and observe a Two Minute Silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, commemorating the original Armistice of 1918 which signalled the 'stilling of arms' and led to the formal end to the First World War (eventually signed in 1919).

    Today a service continues to be held on Remembrance Sunday around the cenotaph in the park. 

    The sequence of laying wreaths at the local War Memorial is as follows:

    It is assumed that the Lord Lieutenant or his representative is not present otherwise he would take precedence as the Sovereign’s representative.

    1. Civic VIPS (Mayor, Parish Council Chairman, Councillor)
    2. Representatives of regular forces.
    3. Representatives of territorial reserve forces.
    4. Representatives of ex-Service associations, including the Legion & Women’s Section.
    5. Representatives of uniformed public services (Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance services).
    6. Representatives of uniformed voluntary services (St John Ambulance, Red Cross, etc).
    7. Representatives of cadet forces.
    8. Representatives of youth organisations (Girl Guides, Scouts, Brownies etc).
    9. Members of the public.


  3. Although Sutton-in-Craven is a great place to live, there are still dog owners who do not pick up after their dogs. Particular concern has been expressed about the messes along school routes i.e. Wet Ings Lane, Gatering Lane. This is not only distressing to children, but carries serious health risks. 

    If you walk a dog, even one belonging to someone else, you are responsible for clearing up after it.

    Under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act of 1996, anybody who lets their dog foul land open to public access and does not clear up afterwards can be given a fixed penalty notice. 

    It can also be an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to allow large amounts of dog faeces to build up in your garden.

    Dog faeces can cause problems to users of parks and sports grounds and nobody likes it left outside their front gate. It can carry diseases including Toxocariasis, which can lead to serious illness, including blindness. This can be a particular risk for children.

    So please pick up after your dog and keep Sutton-in-Craven free from illegal dog fouling.

  4. Street lights in North Yorkshire currently switch on at dusk and off at dawn. North Yorkshire County Council are working on a four-year programme to reduce street lighting energy consumption and associated carbon emissions. The new policy will see up to 60 per cent of our street lights switching off in the early hours of the morning between midnight and 5am, when road use is at a minimum.

    In 2013/14 North Yorkshire County Council's cost of electricity for street lighting was about £2.1 million. Savings of almost £400,000 a year are expected and by reducing our carbon emissions the street lighting element of the carbon tax paid to the government will be cut by 28 per cent. 

    There are over 62,000 street and footway lights in North Yorkshire and NYCC are responsible for around 50,000 of them. The remaining 12,000 lights belong to borough, district or parish councils (with the exemption of Hambleton) and are not affected by this scheme.

    Areas that will not be affected:

    Lights operated by borough, district or parish councils (except for Hambleton district); 

    Main Traffic routes and road junctions (dimming of street lights may be introduced if appropriate);

    Locations with a significant night-time road traffic accident record;

    Potential hazards in the highway such as traffic calming, speed humps and road crossings (except in 20mph zones)

    Parts of town centres that have concentrated night-time activity or economy;

    Areas covered by council or police CCTV operations;

    Area with 24-hour operational emergency services, including hospitals;

    Lights outside sheltered housing and other residences accommodating vulnerable people; and

    Areas with a significant record of relevant night-time crime or anti-social behaviour.

    For further information please contact North Yorkshire County Council, 01609 534527

  5. Julian Smith, Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon, will be holding constituency surgeries in the following locations:

    Friday 2nd October                Community House, HG4 1LE

    Friday 2nd October                Grassington Town Hall, BD23 5AA

    Friday 9th October                 Ingleborough Community Centre, LA6 3HG

    Friday 9th October                 Victoria Hall, BD24 9DZ

    Friday 23rd October              Skipton Town Hall, BD23 1AH

    Friday 23rd October              Village Hall, BD22 0FN

    Friday 6th November            Nidderdale Plus, HG3 5LE

    Friday 6th November            Masham Town Hall, HG4 4DY

    Friday 27 November            Community House, HG4 1LE

    Friday 11 December            Skipton Town Hall, BD23 1AH

    Friday 18th December         Community House, HG4 1LE

    If you would ike to see Julian, please book an appointment on:
    01756 795898      [email protected] 

  6. It has been reported that members of the public are driving along Hall Drive and parking at the entrance to Lumb Clough blocking access to the bridge while they walk their dogs in the wood. This inconsiderate parking is causing an obstruction to the Emergency Services, residents, wheelchair users, parents with pushchairs and others. Although the road is a designated Public Right of Way it is a private road and members of the public who are using the road to access the clough should not be parking on it. 

    Public Rights of Way Officers have been informed of the problem and will be addressing the matter. 

  7. The Seniors Luncheon Club is an opportunity for older people to meet together, enjoy a meal, socialise and have fun! The club runs on a Tuesday in the Jubilee Tearoom in Sutton Park at 12.00 noon for further details tel: 07730 550838 or talk to one of the staff. 

  8. Information drop-in day at Crosshills Library is 2nd October (3-6pm). This is to update people on what that consultation outcome means for their library and to hopefully identify individuals who might take an active role on a future management group as well as talking to people about volunteer opportunities. 

  9. Celebrate our local heroes - Craven Community Champion Awards 2015 are now open for nominations!

    Craven District Council are launching the fourth annual Craven Community Champion Awards – The awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding local people and honours the District's unsung heroes who go that extra mile to help others. 

    If you know an individual, a voluntary group or organisation that is making an outstanding contribution, why not nominate them for an award. The awards are split into eight categories

    Arts and Culture Award (Sponsored by Peel Entertainment)

    Best Community Group (Sponsored by Keelham Farm Shop)

    Greener Craven Award (Sponsored by Angus Fire)

    Best Social Enterprise (sponsored by Principle Healthcare)

    Sport and Recreation Award (sponsored by Craven Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre )

    Volunteer of the Year Award (Sponsored by Broughton Hall Estate )

    Young Citizen of the Year Award (Sponsored by The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa)

    Digital Innovation in the Community Award (Sponsored by ilovebroadband)

    There is also an additional award - Citizen of the Year Award (Sponsored by Yorkshire Housing)

    The winners will be announced on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Awards Ceremony to be hosted by the Coniston Hotel and Country Estate at Coniston Cold. Everyone who has been shortlisted to receive an award will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony.

    Nominations will close on Friday 4th September 2015. Nomination forms are available from the Council website: